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Liveness in a Virtual World

Nicholas Cook and Justin Gagen explore issues surrounding liveness in the virtual musical performances of Second Life, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between the virtual and the real worlds in online music making.

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Watch: Nicholas Cook: The Imaginary African: Music, Identity and Race

Delivered to the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, 20th Jan 2016

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Watch: Marina Frolova Walker: 'Stalin's Playlist'

Watch the video of Marina Frolova's Walker's 2015 colloquium

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Watch: Matthew Machin Autenrieth: Flamenco & the Politics of Resistance

How Spain’s greatest artform became a tool for political protest

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Watch: Nicholas Cook: Researching Creative Performance

Professor Nicholas Cook addresses 'Tracking the Creative Process in Music', October 15th 2015

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Cambridge research strikes a chord

Founded in 2003, the Centre for Music and Science is reshaping our understanding of music and its role in society.

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Practising Performance: Women Conductors @ Morley

Feb 13, 2016

McGrath Centre, St Catharine's College

Collegium Musicum: A Grand Tour

Feb 16, 2016

Old Divinity School, St John's College

Composers' Workshop: M.Phil. Composers

Feb 16, 2016

Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

Colloquium Anahid Kassabian

Feb 17, 2016

Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

CMPS/IMR Seminars: Mieko Kanno

Feb 22, 2016

Room 261 Senate House, University of London

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Liveness in a Virtual World

Feb 05, 2016

Nicholas Cook and Justin Gagen explore issues surrounding liveness in the virtual musical performances of Second Life, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between the virtual and the real worlds in online music making.

Watch: Nicholas Cook: The Imaginary African: Music, Race, Identity

Feb 03, 2016

Presented to the Faculty of Music Colloquium, 20th January 2016

Watch: Matthew Machin Autenrieth: Flamenco and the Politics of Resistance

Jan 22, 2016

How Spain’s greatest artform became a tool for political protest.

Watch: Nicholas Cook: Researching Creative Performance

Jan 13, 2016

Professor Nicholas Cook addresses 'Tracking the Creative Process in Music', October 15th 2015

Music and National Identity: Re-imagining Italianità

Jan 08, 2016

Dr Francesca Vella (Research Fellow in Music at St John’s College) and Dr Benjamin Walton (University Senior Lecturer and Fellow and Director of Studies in Music at Jesus College) will be part of a project starting in February 2016 to investigate the 19th-century Italian opera industry on a global scale, exploring existing ideas on the relationship between music and national identity.

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