Other student/music blogs
If you are an RMA Student Member and maintain a blog relating to your research or academic life in general, and would like it to be advertised on this page, then please contact one of your RMA student representatives.
Karlyn King (University of Birmingham): Karlyn King writes about and around vinyl on which she is carrying out research for PhD. Her blog is updated weekly and includes numerous interviews with shop owners, musicians, etc.
Corrina Connor (Oxford Brookes University): ‘Anciens et Modernes’ – Corrina is a PhD student in the opera research unit OBERTO at Oxford Brookes. Her blog includes reports on conferences and other events, along with writing about her own research on masculinities in Die Fledermaus, and performing.
Ellen Davies (University of Oxford): ‘Coffee & Typewriters: Days in the life of a PhD student’ – Ellen Davies is a DPhil student at Oxford University. She blogs about life as a doctoral student, sharing tips on things she’s found useful and her experiences researching music in 1913 Paris.
Daniel Elphick (University of Manchester): ‘Lines that have escaped destruction’ – A blog on the life and music of Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg, with focus-articles, news, reviews, and updates about work on Weinberg, both journalistic and academic. Also with features on wider trends in Russian/Soviet culture and twentieth-century music.
Ronnie Gibson (University of Aberdeen): ‘Scottish Fiddle Music’ – A miscellany of blog posts on and around the topic of Scottish fiddle music.
Alannah Halay (University of Leeds): Alannah Halay is a composer and researcher studying for a PhD in Composition at the University of Leeds. Her blog documents her academic experience and practice-led research, including her approach to composing and listening to music. Additional topics include discussions about literature, concerts, talks and lectures, and learning and teaching in higher education.
Benjamin Mawson (University of Southampton): Benjamin Mawson is a composer studying for a PhD at the University of Southampton.
Samuel Murray (Cardiff University): ‘The PDX Music Scene Project’ is an online collection of multimedia field notes taking in the sights and more importantly the sounds of the music scene in Portland, Oregon.
Calum Scott (University of Glasgow): Calum Scott is an AHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. His blog documents his practice based research which involves the development of physical sound art works or ‘sound sculptures’ which seek to address links between sound and the physical world.
Neil Smith (University of Nottingham): ‘Solo in Stuttgart’ – ‘A blog on contemporary music, composition and research. Contains reviews, links to useful resources on the web and a healthy portion of irreverence’.
Jun Zubillaga-Pow (King’s College London): ‘Brokebacking in Madrid’ – Jun Zubillaga-Pow is a PhD candidate at King’s College London researching on global Beethoven historiography from a psychoanalytic perspective. He is also an ethnomusicologist interested in the musical cultures of Western Europe and the Malay world. This blog is dedicated to his reflections after observing the opera rehearsals of Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain in Madrid in January 2014.
Oxford Brookes University ‘OBERTO’: OBERTO is the opera research unit at Oxford Brookes University and its blog often features contributions from students in the unit.
Ludomusicology: Videogame Music Research Group: The Ludomusicology Research Group was founded in August 2011. ‘Our aim is to promote inter-university academic collaboration, establish game music as a research strength for UK academic musicology, act as a hub or point-of-contact to advertise the research of the group members (and of other academics working in the field) and serve as a general attempt to create a coherent direction and body of knowledge for this discipline.’