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Leeds School of Arts supports the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign

The UK’s music sector contributes an enormous amount to our society, it supports 600,000 jobs, contributes £5.2 billion GVA to the UK economy and is a source of enjoyment and pleasure for just about everyone in the country. It’s currently under an enormous strain, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the restriction placed on our daily lives due to social distancing and the gradual reopening of the country’s economy.

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Dr Sue Miller presents her Latin Music Research Project at the British Academy Summer Showcase

Led by Dr Sue Miller this British Academy funded research project investigates the performance aesthetics of Latin music in the recording studio using a variety of approaches including the technique of experimental archaeology. 

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LSA Festival Student Stories: Eleanor Sanctuary / Music Performance & Production

Music Performance & Production student Eleanor talks about her final year project and overcoming the problems raised by COVID-19 in order to record and release her own EP, 'Sanctuary'.

19/06/20
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#LSALockdownListens

Staff and students from Leeds School of Arts have launched #LSALockdownListens, a virtual album listening club.

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The Quarantine Collective: A Virtual Music Festival 27-28 May

‘The Quarantine Collective: A Virtual Music Festival’ on Facebook Live on 27-28 May starting at 7pm each evening. 

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Young Minds in Music

Final year BA Music Performance and Production student, Jack Hanks, wanted to help prospective students discover why Leeds Beckett is such a great place to study music. Jack created a ‘Young Minds in Music’ YouTube channel, where he posted videos of his interviews with his student peers, finding out about their love for music, and why they chose to come study at Leeds Beckett University. 

13/05/20
 
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Broadcast Media Technologies Students benefit from long-running partnership with BBC Introducing

The long-running partnership between Leeds Beckett University and the BBC Introducing project has provided our students with numerous opportunities to work with up and coming artists over the past few years.

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Transnational Flamenco: Exchange and the Individual in British and Spanish Flamenco Culture

Ethnomusicologist and Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Tenley Martin investigates transnational musical exchange through the lens of British and Spanish flamenco communities in a new book set to be published 21 March, 2020.

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Stardom and the Archive

Director of Research for Leeds School of Arts Prof Robert Shail delivers a paper regarding the historical collection of press books held by the British Film Institute at the Stardom and Archive Conference 2020 in Exeter.

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BA (Hons) Performance and Production Student Wins The Belfast Dawson's Singer Songwriter Competition

After winning her heat in November 2019 Leeds Beckett University student, Lucy Robinson, got through to the grand final which took place on the 10th of December 2019 in the famous Dark Horse, Belfast.

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PhD Student wins International Composition Competition

Leeds School of Arts PhD candidate in Music Composition Euripides Bekos was named  winner of the prestigious international composition prize “Nikos Skalkottas – 2019”.

13/12/19
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The Wired Project

Leeds School of Arts Music students aim to inspire & educate the next generation of female musicians through The Wired Project.

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Studying MA Music Production

Recent graduate Rowena Smith talks about studying for her MA Music Production; what she learnt, her practice as a producer and her numerous subsequent successes.

28/10/19
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National Album Day

To celebrate National Album Day, we’ve spoken to some of our academic staff from Music and Sound at Leeds School of Arts to find out which music album they hold in high esteem.

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Music & Sport ‘Knowing the Score’ song commission winner now available to download

‘Let her Through (The Roller)’ a winning song commission taken from this year’s Leeds School of Art’s ‘Knowing the Score’ conference which explored the historical links between music and sport has received its official release online.

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Music Technology student Matt Woollons shares some of his experiences having recently returned from volunteering in Greece.

06/09/19
 
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Ambient House: “Little Fluffy Clouds” And The Sampler As Time Machine

Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Dr Justin Morey investigates the role of ambient music in society and todays musical culture in a new publication that bring together a series of essays on the subject. 

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European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

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Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony

On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.

04/07/19
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European Unions: Chapter Two

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

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Ben Mosley voted in as Chair of the Audio Engineering Society UK Section

In February 2019 Ben Mosley, Senior Lecturer in Audio Engineering
School of Film, Music and Performing Arts, was voted in as Chair of the Audio Engineering Society UK Section for a one-year tenure.

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WIRED: new project in music and tech for girls

The WIRED project aims to inspire and educate the next generation of women working with music technology, giving them new skills, experience and enjoyment in music.

05/04/19
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Award nomination for Leeds Beckett student

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management alumnus and current MSc Events Management student Henna Angus was named as a finalist for the Simply Ladies Awards, in the categories ‘Contribution to Music’ and ‘GirlBoss’. Here she talks about her experience.

29/03/19
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Bilge Pump - Album Release

Leeds band release new album part-recorded at Leeds Beckett studios with Lecturer Michael Ward.

07/03/19
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BA (Hons) Entertainment Management graduate awarded a Leisure Studies Association (LSA) ‘Nikki Ventris Dissertation of the Year’ award

Jennah, who is currently studying for an MA in Popular Culture and Music at Leeds Beckett, was nominated by her tutor Brett Lashua to the LSA, for her outstanding dissertation entitled ‘A Critical Analysis of Gender and Alternative Rock: How Female Musicians in Leeds Experience and Resist Discrimination’.

07/03/19
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The sound of (the word) revolution

This research began by thinking about The Beatles ‘Revolution 9’ sound collage from 1968 that doesn’t even include the word ‘revolution’ but that reached millions of homes. And each year I keep hearing new songs with the word ‘revolution’ – why do we keep returning to the sound of that word?

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Helping set the standard for world records

Senior Lecturer from the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts, Ben Mosley has been working with Guinness World Records.

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Creativity in the Recording Studio: Alternative Takes

Leeds Beckett academic and professional recording engineer Dr Paul Thompson talks about his new book ‘Creativity in the Recording Studio: Alternative Takes’.

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Sound good together with Music:Leeds

New organization launched to coordinate, support, promote and develop the Leeds’ music industry.

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Dr Sue Miller talks about her band, Charanga del Norte

Dr Sue Miller was invited to join other special guests at the season launch at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield on 28 January to talk about her band - Charanga del Norte - and her Cuban music, dance and animation collaboration with professional Cuban dancer-animator (and ex Leeds Beckett alumni BA (Hons) Animation) Guillermo Davis.

29/01/19
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Audio Art

Lecturer and practising artist Dr Alan Dunn has been making some noise in the world where art and sound combine.

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