Author Archives: Ben Winters


A quick reminder that TODAY (21 September) is the last day to register for our MA Music modules (A873 and A874). We recently scored a 100% satisfaction rating in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (2017), and students who have completed … Continue reading

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MA in Music

Did you know the Open University offers a 2-year part-time MA degree in Music? The new degree, which has been running since 2014, provides students with a thorough grounding in contemporary digital approaches to music research, and culminates in a … Continue reading

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A342 Central questions in the study of music

Now’s the time of year when thoughts turn to modules beginning in October. As with all the members of the music department, I was heavily involved in producing A342, ‘Central questions in the study of music’, and was particularly pleased … Continue reading

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Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound

This month sees the publication of a major new work in the field of screen-music studies: the Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, which is co-edited by Music Department Lecturer Ben Winters. In its 600+ pages, it features 47 chapters written … Continue reading

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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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