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WIRED featured on BBC Radio 3: In Tune

Harpsichordist Jane Chapman discussed her collaboration with the Sonic Art Research Unit - WIRED - and played extracts from Paul Whitty's seven pages and Sohrab Uduman's Breath across Autumnal ground - on BBC Radio 3's In Tune on May 25th. seven pages focuses the listener's attention on the sound of the internal mechanisms of the harpsichord whilst Breath across Autumnal ground transforms the sound of the instrument using Computer Software.

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Shelley Sacks, at the Nobel Laureates Symposium

On May 27 2009, as part of the St. James's Palace Nobel Laureates Symposium, designed by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Shelley Sacks will lead a social sculpture process working with questions as one of the invisible materials that we all have access to.

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Professor Tom Betteridge on Radio 3

In a series exploring key areas of Henry VIII's reign, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary in 2009 of his accession to the throne, Professor Tom Betteridge of Oxford Brookes University, focuses on the various depictions of Henry in stage plays. Tom, Professor in Early Modern English Literature and Drama, will be presenting an essay on Henry VIII and Drama on BBC Radio 3 this Thursday 23.00 - 23.15.

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WIRED featured on BBC Radio 3

The Sonic Art Research Unit project WIRED has been featured on BBC Radio 3.

Paul Whitty's seven pages developed as part of WIRED - the Sonic Art Research Unit's collaboration with harpsichordist Jane Chapman - was featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction on March 26th. seven pages is in two parts - the first focuses the listener's attention on the sound of the internal mechanisms of the harpsichord whilst the second amplifies and distorts the sound of the instrument.

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Tom Betteridge (Department of English) working with Historic Royal Palaces

Professor Tom Betteridge (Department of English) is currently working with Historic Royal Palaces to put on a number of events as part of the commemoration of Henry VIII’s succession. In August Tom will be helping mount a production of John Heywood’s Play of the Weather in the Great Hall at Hampton Court. This production is part of Tom’s major research project, ‘Staging the Henrician Court, which is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Play of the Weather was produced during the period 1532 -33 when Henry VIII’s relationship with Anne Boleyn was common knowledge but had not been formally recognised. Heywood’s play is coded message to the court that Henry had secretly married Anne and that she was pregnant. 

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Craig Richardson (Fine Art) appointed to an AHRC Panel

Craig Richardson has been appointed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council as a Peer Review Panel Member for Panel B which covers a range of Creative and Performing Arts subjects including Art, Architecture, Film, Creative Writing, Drama, and Cultural Policy.

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WIRED: New Sounds from the Sonic Art Research Unit

NMC have released a series of new works developed as part of the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) project WIRED including works by Paul Dibley, Paul Newland and Paul Whitty from Oxford Brookes and Composers from Goldsmiths College, Keele University, University of Sussex, and Trinity-Laban. The project was developed in collaboration with harpsichordist Jane Chapman and explores the unique cultural resonance of the timbre of the instrument from its Sixteenth-Century origins to its appropriation by avant-garde composers of the Twentieth Century and beyond. Many of the works developed for the project explore the relationship between the instrument and live electronics that create a transformed soundworld for the instrument.

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Post-War Italian Cinema: Dr. Daniela Treveri-Gennari

Post-war Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests (Routledge) by Dr. Daniela Treveri Gennari from Film Studies has just been published. The book investigates the decisive role that American production companies played in the development of the Italian film industry through an analysis of documentation from both the American State Department and the Vatican. A comparative analysis is proposed between American Political and Cultural Ideology and Roman Catholic Ideology in the post-1945 era alongside studies of policy-making and the development of regulations and procedures that affected the production and distribution of American and Italian films during the period.

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Puzzle Films: Dr. Warren Buckland


Puzzle Films: Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema (Blackwell) by Dr. Warren Buckland from Film Studies have just been published. The edited volume investigates a number of films that employ complex storytelling - from Memento, Old Boy and Run Lola Run, to the Infernal Affairs trilogy and In the Mood for Love. Professor Geoff King (Brunel University) describes the publication as ' A timely and insightful guide to some of the more complex and labyrinthine currents in recent cinema, drawing on an admirable range of examples from around the globe'. The collection unites American independent cinema and European and International Art film, and certain modes of avant-garde film-making on the basis of their shared storytelling complexity.

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Shelley Sacks, at the ‘Assume Nothing’ Symposium at the University of Victoria, Canada

Shelley Sacks the director of SSRU is giving the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the the University of Victoria, Canada. The symposium is titled Assume Nothing: New Social Practice and is given in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the University of Victoria and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Further details are available here (PDF).

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