Author Archives: Catherine Tackley

Music Department Research Day, Friday 3 October, Music Research Studio

10:30 Coffee 11:00 Rachel Beale – ‘Reflections on musicianship in action in Truro, Cornwall’ 11:30 Nick Logie – ‘Perceptions of gender in conducting’ 12:00 Ben Winters – ‘‘Venedig in Wien’? Korngold’s Violanta and the Masking of Identities’ 12:30-1:15 LUNCH 1:15 … Continue reading

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New Book on Black British Jazz

Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance edited by Jason Toynbee (OU Sociology), Catherine Tackley (OU Music) and Mark Doffman (a former OU PhD student now at the University of Oxford) will be published on 8 September. The volume was … Continue reading

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Jazz Beyond Borders Conference, Amsterdam, September 2014

Jazz Beyond Borders is a major international conference, the largest of its kind, hosted by the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The conference seeks to critically explore how borders – real and imagined – have shaped, and continue to shape, debates about … Continue reading

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OU Music Student leads the Blues and Royals

David Hammond is an OU music research student and Director of Music of The Band of The Blues and Royals based in Windsor. The Band of The Blues and Royals is one of two mounted bands and is part of the Corps … Continue reading

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The OU at the North American British Music Studies Association Conference

The Department will be well represented at the biennial conference of the North American British Music Association in July. Rosemary Golding will present a paper on her ongoing exploration of British music education in the nineteenth century, Catherine Tackley will … Continue reading

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New book from Visiting Research Fellow Dr Pat Howard

The modern castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the coming of a new operatic age (Oxford University Press; also available through Oxford Scholarship Online) is the first full-length biography of Gaetano Guadagni, who will ever go down in history as the creator … Continue reading

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Two talks on Jazz

Catherine Tackley will be giving two invited talks in May. The first, ‘Art or Debauchery’: the reception of Ellington in the UK’ is part of the 22nd International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference, hosted by the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In this paper … Continue reading

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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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