PhD student Eileen Karmy Bolton, on the launch of the research project Musical Memory of Valparaíso

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Eileen Karmy Bolton is in the first year of her PhD researching organized musicians in Chile between 1953 and 1973, under the supervision of Martin Cloonan and Eva Moreda Rodríguez. Prior to coming to Glasgow, she worked as a researcher of popular music in Chile for several years. In 2014 she co-edited Palimpsestos sonoros. Reflexiones… Continue reading

Dr Louise Harris’ Auroculis available for download

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Three pieces by Dr Louise Harris have been made available under the title Auroculis in ‘expanded audio’ format by the international label deepwhitesound, dedicated to the free dissemination of innovative, experimental work. Auroculis can be downloaded here. Auroculis – which includes the pieces fuzee, ilsonilus:1 and pletten – marks a further step in Louise’s pioneering work… Continue reading

Press coverage for John Butt and The Musicians’ Union: A Social History

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The Dunedin Consort’s recording of Bach’s Christmas Cantata and Magnificat, conducted by Prof John Butt, and the exhibition at the Mitchell Library marking the end of the research project The Musicians’ Union: A Social History have both enjoyed press coverage during the Christmas holidays. Prof Butt discussed the genesis of Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Cantata… Continue reading

Professor John Butt, on film music, combining performance and research, and classical music as the new religion

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Professor John Butt is Gardiner Professor of Music and musical director of Edinburgh’s Dunedin Consort. He has recently released a musical reconstruction of J. S. Bach’s first Christmas service in Leipzig to great critical acclaim; you can find out more about the project here.   My research has necessarily been quite fragmented over the last… Continue reading

Professor Martin Cloonan introduces ‘Popular Music Industries and the State: Policy Notes’

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By Professor Martin Cloonan Martin Cloonan is Professor of Popular Music Politics at the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area. He is currently Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project The Musicians Union: A social history.   In October 2015 Routledge published the book Popular Music Industries and the State: Policy Notes, co-authored by Shane Homan… Continue reading

News roundup: October

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October has seen staff in the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area engaged in a variety of research-related activities, including performance, conference participation, publication, and public engagement. Drew Hammond’s You can’t get there from here was performed in Aberdeen as part of the Sound festival last Saturday, whereas Jane Stanley’s D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y will be premiered at the Królikarnia museum… Continue reading

Jane Stanley’s ‘Helix Reflection’ featured in ABC Classics FM podcast

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As part of their Australian Music Podcast, Australian broadcaster ABC Classics FM has launched a podcast about Ensemble Offspring featuring a full performance of Dr Jane Stanley’s Helix Reflection. Drop in from 40’30” to hear members of Ensemble Offspring talk about the piece, followed by a full performance. Sydney-based Ensemble Offpspring is committed to celebrating… Continue reading

This Saturday in Aberdeen: ‘You Can’t Get There From Here’, by Drew Hammond… and five other composers

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The Aberdeen art gallery will host this Saturday at 1pm the first performance of You can’t get there from here, a collaborative composition by Francis Macdonald, Sonia Allori, Colin Broom, Drew Hammond (University Teacher at the Music subject area), John De Simone and Oliver Searle. The project originated from a New Music Scotland composers’ weekend… Continue reading

Recent successes: Residence for Dr Louise Harris and radio broadcast for Prof. Bill Sweeney

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Dr Louise Harris, a lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices at the Music subject area,  will work in the multi-channel/Ambisonic studio at Bowling Green State University (Ohio USA) during Spring 2016 as the recipient of a Klingler ElectroAcoustic Residency (KEAR). Dr Harris explains that her project for the residency ‘will be concerned with realizing the… Continue reading

The Ninth International Conference on Music since 1900 at the University of Glasgow

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Earlier this month, the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area hosted the Ninth International Conference on Music since 1900. From 7th to 9th September, about 90 delegates from fifteen different countries enjoyed two and a half days of keynote lectures, papers, panels and lecture-recitals on a variety of aspects of music and sound in the… Continue reading