Led by PhD student Chartwell Dutiro, Mbira Hut traces the intangible cultural heritage of the music transmitted for generations between the Shona people of Zimbabwe.Mbira Hut
The Intercultural Communication through Practice research group considers how cultural heritage is shared across borders and transmitted through arts practice.
Individual and collective approaches to memory and identity determine how creative processes engage with place, space and time. Cultural and environmental factors are examined for the way they shape artistic and societal transformations.
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IRiMaS is a five-year project (2017-2022) funded by a €2.5m European Research Council Advanced Grant. It's aim is to harness the potential of modern technology to research interactive aural approaches to music analysis, and to musicology more broadly. It aims to devise software tools and case studies to demonstrate the potential of using technology to facilitate direct engagement with music and sound as part of musicological research.
Beyond East and West systematises practical processes essential for the creation of a new, East-West strand of contemporary music and opera.
Its tripartite approach of workshop-ethnography-theory combining with public events will offer a new model for transcultural praxis, while opening a door to the world for deeper understanding of Turkey’s exquisite musical traditions.
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