Author Archives: Ben Winters

New Ashgate Screen Music Series

Ashgate have announced a new Screen Music Series to be edited by Profs. James Deaville, Kathryn Kalinak, and the OU Music Department’s Dr Ben Winters. The series welcomes monographs and edited collections about music in film, television, video games, and … Continue reading

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The Impact of Nazism on Twentieth-Century Music

A new book has just been published by Böhlau Verlag entitled The Impact of Nazism on Twentieth-Century Music. Edited by Erik Levi, and arising from the proceedings of a 2008 conference in London, it features a chapter by OU Music … Continue reading

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New book on film music by Ben Winters

Routledge have just published a new book about film music by music department lecturer Ben Winters. It’s called Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film: Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction. The book examines the relationship between narrative film and … Continue reading

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The Sound + the Fury repeated on BBC4

If you didn’t catch the The Sound + the Fury the first time round, it’s being repeated (starting tonight at 7.30pm on BBC4). The three-part series is a collaboration between BBC4 and the OU’s Music Department, and tells the story … Continue reading

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Film and Music

Ben Winters has just returned from Ottawa, Canada – where he gave a paper at the 5th annual conference of the IMS ‘Music and Media’ Study Group at Carleton University (‘Music on Small Screens’). His paper was entitled ‘Idolising the … Continue reading

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“Symphony” episodes 3 and 4 on BBC4

Episodes three and four of “Symphony”, the award-winning collaboration between the BBC and the music department, will be shown this Friday (7 June) and next (14 June) at 8pm on BBC4. Episode three is entitled “New Nations, New Worlds,” and the … Continue reading

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“Symphony” to be repeated on BBC4

“Symphony”, the OU’s award-winning collaboration with BBC4, is to be re-screened on BBC4 beginning this Friday at 8pm. The four-part series is presented by Simon Russell Beale and features performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of … Continue reading

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‘Art of Fear’ weekend at Southbank’s ‘Rest is Noise’ Festival

This weekend, the Southbank’s ‘Rest is Noise’ Festival is devoted to the ‘Art of Fear’, and OU music lecturer Robert Samuels will be contributing to the events by giving a ‘bite-size’ talk on Sunday at 12.30pm in the foyer of … Continue reading

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Lotti concert on 13 April

The UK premiere (and first performance anywhere for 250 years) of Antonio Lotti’s Mass for Three Choirs will take place at 7pm on Saturday 13 April at Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London W1K 2PA.  The Buon Tempi Consort will be conducted by PhD student … Continue reading

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America weekend at Southbank ‘Rest is Noise’ Festival

This weekend, the Southbank’s ‘Rest is Noise’ Festival is devoted to ‘America, 1900-1950′, and OU music lecturers Ben Winters and Catherine Tackley will be contributing to the events. Ben will be talking about the Viennese opera/film composer Erich Korngold, and … Continue reading

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