Author Archives: Catherine Tackley

The Listening Experience Database Project launches

Help contribute to a ground-breaking database. Can you help document the impact of music on people’s lives or do you have evidence of listening experiences that you would like to record? The Listening Experience Database is an ambitious collaboration led … Continue reading

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Benny Goodman at RNCM

On Wednesday 11th December Catherine Tackley will be giving a talk at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester prior to a concert by the RNCM Big Band (with soloist Pete Long) of music from Benny Goodman’s Famous 1938 … Continue reading

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Two publications by PhD student Andrew Gustar

PhD student Andrew Gustar has had two articles published in prestigious journals. ‘The Life and Times of Black-Ey’d Susan: the Story of an English Ballad’, in Folk Music Journal Vol.10 No.4 2014, is based on the project he did at … Continue reading

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Race, Identity and the Meaning of Jazz

Catherine Tackley gave a lecture at the Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth at the University of Bristol. The talk was based on a forthcoming chapter in ‘Black Music in Post World War … Continue reading

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Catherine Tackley at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Catherine Tackley will be chairing a panel discussion on the history and impact of Caribbean jazz prior to a Courtney Pine/Monty Alexander double bill concert at the Barbican on Tuesday 19th November. The event will take place in the Fountain … Continue reading

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David Hammond publishes in RUSI Journal

The peer reviewed Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI Journal) has published an article in its latest edition by part-time research student David Hammond on ‘Soft Powering the Empire: British Military Bands, Influence and Cultural Imperialism in the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Sounds featured in BBC audio slideshow

The work of the AHRC-funded project ‘Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns’ is featured in a new audio slideshow on the BBC news website. The piece was made at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, during which the project held a … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Music Research Day, 4 October

There has been a change to the schedule posted below – instead of Bob Samuels’ paper Anthony Prechtl will speak on ‘Automatic voice leading for algorithmic music generation’.

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Music Research Day, Friday 4th October

The next Research Day will take place on Friday 4th October in the Music Research Studio on the Milton Keynes campus. The programme showcases some of the latest research from our postgraduate students and staff. All are welcome to attend, … Continue reading

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Benny Goodman book shortlisted for award

Catherine Tackley’s Benny Goodman’s Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert is a finalist in the category of ‘Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz’ for the Association of Recorded Sound Collections’ annual awards. The judging panel includes the distinguished jazz writer and … Continue reading

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