Author Archives: Ben Winters

February Academic of the Month: Ben Winters

During February I was on study leave from my departmental duties as Lecturer in Music—which include being Qualification Lead for Music and chairing A874 (the second part of the MA in Music)—but while this may imply something of a holiday, … Continue reading

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New publication: Cambridge Companion to Film Music

This month sees the publication of the long-awaited Cambridge Companion to Film Music. Edited by Mervyn Cooke and Fiona Ford, it features a chapter by OU Music Lecturer, Dr Ben Winters. The chapter, entitled ‘The Composer and the Studio: Korngold … Continue reading

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May Academic of the Month: Ben Winters

This month, I’ve been doing a number of things in my role as Lecturer in Music. I’m currently preparing to head off to New York to give a paper at the annual Music and the Moving Image conference. The paper, … Continue reading

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How Star Wars music lets us feel the Force

Ben Winters has written an article on the music for Star Wars, which has been published in The Conversation in the run-up to the UK release of the The Force Awakens.

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Avid for Ovid

As part of his practice-based research into creating narrative in music and dance, Malcolm Atkins is working as a composer/performer with the group Avid for Ovid who interpret narratives from Ovid’s Metamorphoses through solo dance and music, and in this … Continue reading

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MA in Music taster course….

OpenLearn have just published a free course that allows prospective students a taster of the Music MA. Entitled ‘An Introduction to Music Research’ the 16-hour course draws upon the content of both A873 (MA in Music Part 1) and A874 … Continue reading

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Avid for Ovid

Avid for Ovid who specialise in creating solo dance performance based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses will be giving a free performance on Wednesday, 3 June, 5.30-6.30pm, at the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Attendance is free, but please … Continue reading

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Digital Music Genres Talk

The OU’s Centre for Research in Computing will be hosting a talk by Christopher Haworth (Oxford University) on 21 May 2015, entitled ‘Participation Over Belonging: Using Digital Methods to Analyse Digital Music Genres’. Further details can be found here.

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Department Research Day 20 May 2015

Here is the programme for the department’s upcoming research day: Open University Music Department Research Day Wednesday 20th May 2015 Music Research Studio, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes  12:45 Welcome and lunch 13:30 Malcolm Atkins – Narrative in Dance and Music … Continue reading

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2nd Workshop on Philosophy of Human+Computer Music

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, PhD researcher Tom Hewitt of the OU’s Music Department is co-convening the Royal Musical Association’s Music and Philosophy Study Group’s 2nd Workshop on Philosophy of Human+Computer Music, to be held … Continue reading

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