Festivals – roles, responsibilities and safety

The amount of festivals taking place in the UK is growing each year. Some are unique and boutique festivals are popping up more and more. Festivals are created with its own vibe in mind and each has its own appeal. Two such festivals are T in the Park and the Green Man Festival. T in … Read more

Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). The collaboration of the two men gave us the fourteen comic operas they wrote, with H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado being the most well known, all being written between 1871 and … Read more

The use of Music in Science Fiction Movies (Annotated Bibliography)

Influence of Music and Soundtracks in Science Fiction Movies Futurism Staff. (2015) Best Sci-Fi Movie Soundtracks. Available at: https://futurism.media/best-sci-fi-movie-soundtracks (Accessed: 18 October 2018). This article has tried to elucidate how different types of science fiction movies have used various musicals to enrich their performance and create the movie world that is required. The authors say … Read more

Young peoples’ musical preferences and influence

It is no doubt that music has played a vital role in our society. Everything from loud, head-banging concerts to religious ceremonies have utilised the medium of music because of its awe-inspiring qualities. Music is basically the control of sound. We can control this sound by varying the pitch, tempo, octaves, dynamics and so on. … Read more

Beyonce’s Lemonade

Who runs the world? According to Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, its us, women. Often referred to as ‘Queen B,’ over the years Beyonce has most certainly and successfully made a place for herself in the music industry and in the hearts of many. The title ‘Queen B’ itself screams of authority, power and respect. Beyonce’s songs … Read more

Music in ancient black Asia – Filipinos and their Austronesian roots

Traditionally when one imagines the music traditions of Filipino people, blackness or black roots are furthest from conjunction. At the very least, Filipinos are looked at as this outside group who do not have elements of black history or musicality at play within their narrative. However, it is necessary that we problematize Asian identity, both … Read more

Politically Significant Music

With reference to the relevant academic literature – whether musicological or sociological – describe the ways in which scholars have written about politics in relation to popular music. Then, making use of well-chosen examples of artists and/or music from the twenty-first century, evaluate the extent to which those authors’ concepts remain relevant. Introduction Music as … Read more

Jesus Christ Superstar – Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970s rock opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The production focuses on the last week of Jesus’ life, ending with his crucifixion, and places a sympathetic emphasis on Judas’ decision to betray Jesus. It confronts themes of manipulation, betrayal, love, and faith through a political and religious … Read more

Japanese film music

Japan was quick to adopt the technology for film production. Within only two years of the first moving picture camera entering Japan, a public showing of the new technology was given. Music was an element of the experience of motion picture in Japan from the beginning. The first film shown in Tokyo had no narrative … Read more