Robert Macfarlane on Orford Ness in Suffolk

Weather-washed, tide-turned

14 Jul 2012

When Cambridge academic and writer Dr Robert Macfarlane was asked to write a libretto for a performance celebrating the extraordinary landscape of Orford Ness, he turned his back on the world and let the voices of the landscape speak for themselves.

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Squeaky Gate

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

09 May 2012

Cambridge neuroscientists will be among the members of an innovative educational charity joining a Pink Floyd tribute band to celebrate the transforming power of music.

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Microphone.

Funny fellows

17 Nov 2011

Half a dozen Cambridge academics are about to take the plunge and attempt to communicate their research through the medium of stand-up comedy. Nobody is quite sure what will happen next.

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Musical instrument.

Six hours of total performance

14 Jul 2011

A “total immersion” event in Cambridge this weekend marks the climax of a conference examining the work of performers and their creative role in making music.

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Detail from the event poster.

You hymn it, we’ll play it

21 Jun 2011

An epic, 24-hour celebration of religious music will be taking place at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, this week, starting on Wednesday evening (June 22).

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Violin

Creative research on musical performance

01 Sep 2009

A pioneering research centre studying live musical performance as creative practice launches in the Faculty of Music in October with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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