Research in the spring (II): Phonographs in fin-de-siècle Madrid

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Dr Eva Moreda Rodríguez is a Lecturer in Music in the Music subject area. She has recently published Music and exile in Francoist Spain with Ashgate.   My first research trip to Madrid in the summer 2007 involved 11-hour days in the Press and Newspapers room of the Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and crashing… Continue reading

Why bother with public engagement? My journey to TEDxGlasgow

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Brianna Robertson-Kirkland has just completed a PhD on the teaching of singing in the 18th century. She will be speaking at TEDxGlasgow on 3rd June. As I am leading up to one of the most exciting and important public engagement events I have had the opportunity to do as a postgraduate researcher, I wanted to… Continue reading

Research in the spring (I): A KEAR residency and a change of research trajectory for Dr Louise Harris

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Dr Louise Harris is an electronic and audiovisual composer and Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices. Hers is the first of two blog posts intending to provide a glimpse into research trips undertaken recently by members of staff in Music; a post by Dr Eva Moreda Rodríguez about her archival research in Madrid focusing on… Continue reading

Sound Thought: Afterthoughts

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By Richy Carey Richy is a 1st-year PhD student working on the phenomenological language of audio-visual music. Sound Thought is an annual music and sonic arts festival run by University of Glasgow postgraduates. Held this year at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts from the 30th March till the 1st  April, the festival brought together… Continue reading

Music theory, meaning and femmes fatales at the 2016 Cramb Residency

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‘No theory, no sex’: thus introduced Susan McClary her discussion of femmes fatales in Alessandro Stradella’s little-known oratorio San Giovanni Battista. Although she did manage to induce a few nervous laughs among the audience of the Cramb Lecture, her warning to withhold the sauciest aspects of the music before she explained what exactly makes them saucy brought… Continue reading

The Cramb Lecture at 93

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John Williamson is Research Associate in the AHRC/ESRC-funded Musicians’ Union: A Social History project. When Susan McClary delivers this year’s Cramb lecture on Friday 11th March, she will be following in a long line of distinguished scholars, composers and critics. First established in 1923, the lectures had convinced the University authorities of the viability of… Continue reading

Concerto Caledonia reimagines the 18th-century ceilidh

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Led by Dr David McGuinness, a Senior Lecturer in the Music subject area, early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia delves into the roots of Scottish dance music in its recently released 13th album, Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band. The crack team of stars fiddlers – including PhD student Aaron McGregor – looked together at some of the… Continue reading

The music of the Spanish exiles: a means of national reconciliation?

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Dr Eva Moreda Rodríguez is Lecturer in Music and specializes in the political and cultural history of Spanish music in the 20th century. By a rather fortunate coincidence, the publication of my book Music and Exile in Francoist Spain with Ashgate last month coincided in time with the launch of three separate CDs containing music… Continue reading

Prof. Susan McClary at the University of Glasgow

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In March, the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area will welcome Prof. Susan McClary (Case University) as our Cramb Resident for 2016. Professor Susan McClary is known for her research on the cultural criticism of music, both the European canon and contemporary popular genres, engaging with the signifying dimensions of musical procedures and dealing with… Continue reading

Sound Thought festival receives record number of submissions

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Preparations for Sound Thought, the University of Glasgow’s annual postgraduate music festival and conference, are underway with a record number of submissions. The event, which is free to attend, will take place between 30th March and 1st April at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and other venues in Glasgow. Sound Thought welcomes papers, compositions,… Continue reading