Monthly Archives: October 2017

Liz Lane featured on Open University Choir Concert

On Thursday 23 November at 1 pm, the Open University Choir will present the world première of A different kind of urban, a work for choir, brass ensemble, timpani and percussion by Open University Associate Lecturer Liz Lane, with lyrics by Milton … Continue reading

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The story of ‘Danny Boy’

One of the second-year MA students, Anne Ku, has been investigating the origins of the song ‘Danny Boy’, and has been successful in finding an outlet for her research. The fascinating story that she’s unearthed can be read here: http://corymbus.co.uk/tracing-the-origins-of-danny-boy/  

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Music for Dance

Associate Lecturer Malcolm Atkins has written an article for the Department of Classical Studies’ journal Practitioners’ Voices in Classical Reception Studies. This article is about Malcolm’s practice of writing music for danced narrative with the group Avid for Ovid and includes … Continue reading

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MA study day

On Monday 9 October some of the MA students met for a study day in Milton Keynes. The morning was spent exploring the two MA modules A873 and A874, followed by a group reading session considering Roland Barthes’ classic text, ‘The grain … Continue reading

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New PhD students

New PhD students Paul Britten and Nick Curley are starting their studies following their successful completion of the Open University MA in Music. Paul is working on English municipal orchestras in the 19th- and 20th centuries. Nick is focusing on … Continue reading

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