Monthly Archives: July 2017

Call for papers: The Listening Experience Database Project is holding its second conference

“The experience of listening to music: methodologies, identities, histories” 6-7 March 2018, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK Following on from our inaugural conference in 2015, the Listening Experience Database project team is pleased to announce the second project conference. … Continue reading

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New BBC radio series: The Music of Time

How does a melody, a certain arrangement or song seem to enforce or even create a sense of identity for people at a certain time and in a certain place? I’ve recently been involved with a fascinating new six-part BBC … Continue reading

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Statistics in Historical Musicology

Three years after completing his PhD on the use of statistics in the study of music history (some of which is covered in our MA module A873), Honorary Associate Andrew Gustar has launched a new website www.musichistorystats.com as a resource … Continue reading

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Working on operatic versions of Hamlet

Australian composer Brett Dean’s operatic version of Hamlet was premiered at Glyndebourne in June.  It’s a bold new work, which has received many very favourable reviews. Current MA student Nick Arratoon has taken the decision to include this piece within his dissertation. Here … Continue reading

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Music showcased in Faculty launch event

The teaching and research of the Music Department featured prominently at FASS-Forward, a day-long celebration held at the Milton Keynes campus on 5 July. The event was simultaneously a launch event for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and … Continue reading

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New publication: British Methodist Hymnody

A new book by OU Music Lecturer Martin Clarke has just been published. British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience argues that the significance of hymnody in British Methodism is best understood as a combination of its official status, spiritual expression, … Continue reading

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A224 Inside music

Students completing a multi-disciplinary level 1 module often comment on how they have studied topics and subject areas that they would never normally have encountered and want to learn more about them. Music is one subject area that can inform … 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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Medicine, music, madness and melancholy: from cause to cure

On 22 July I will be taking part in an interdisciplinary one-day symposium on the topic of Medicine, music, madness and melancholy: from cause to cure at Goldsmiths, University of London. This event will bring together historians of medicine, musicologists … Continue reading

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