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Sound Thought Festival – May 2017

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Our postgraduate students in Music have been involved in the Sound Thought festival, celebrating Music and Sound Research, Composition and Performance. Here, the team tell us about the festival and their experiences.  Sound Thought has been a regular event in Glasgow since 2007, when current lecturer in music at the University of Glasgow, Dr. Drew Hammond, established… Continue reading

Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues – Behind the scenes

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MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts students Caitlyn Foster and Chiara Passarini have been involved in the performance-lecture series Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues, which was established by David Archibald (Film and TV) and Carl Lavery (Theatre) in 2016. The Dialogues, which involves a number of academics in the School of Culture and Creative Arts plus musicians… Continue reading

A Workshop on Exploring Socially Engaged Arts Practice with Catrin Evans

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Sitting on the floor of the theatre space, before the five hour session begins in earnest, I have only a vague grasp on what a socially engaged arts practice is (less still about how to explore one). Catrin Evans, artistic director of A Moment’s Peace, subsequently guides this exploration generously; with lots of space for… Continue reading

‘Towards a Drama of Perception: On the Polyphony of Theatre’ – Heiner Goebbels at the University of Glasgow // 9 February 2015  

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The annual Cramb Lecture invites esteemed music theorists and practitioners to the University of Glasgow. This year’s speaker, who was invited thanks to the support of the Goethe Institut in Glasgow, stood out due to his cross-disciplinary appeal. As an innovator and visionary in the fields of both music and contemporary theatre, Heiner Goebbels drew… Continue reading

‘Scriptch Nights’ in the Performance Studio // Friday 30 January 2015

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Semester Two has seen our informal script workshop become a regular event. We meet most Fridays to share works-in-progress. Last month some of this work went on to be performed at The Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright event on 22 January. This week’s Scriptch night featured works-in-progress by Elspeth Sweatman (I Used to Believe in Forever) and… Continue reading

GLEAM (GLasgow Electronic and Audiovisual Media) Festival // 2014

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This October saw the launch of what will hopefully be the first annual GLEAM festival at the University of Glasgow. Taking the centenary of Scottish-Canadian filmmaker and pioneer of visual music, Norman McLaren, as a jumping off point, the festival presented two days of concerts, workshops, papers, installations and discussions around current electronic and audiovisual… Continue reading

Hunterian Associates Open Evening // 5 November 2014

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The Hunterian Associates Program presents a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to engage in object-based research and develop skills in public speaking and engagement. As Hunterian Associates, postgraduate researchers are offered access to the objects in the Hunterian Collection. Their research is presented to the wider public in a variety of ways, including gallery talks… Continue reading