The Thomas Devlin Fund Bursaries scheme for 2013 is now open.
This year’s theme is music and will offer awards of up to £1500 to young people between the age of 15 and 19, in order to enhance their talent.
Applicants should demonstrate:
· Need for genuine financial assistance
· Prospect for development of their potential
· How the award will make a difference to the individual and to others in their community.
Application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.communityfoundationni.org/Grants/Thomas-Devlin-Fund
Closing date for completed applications is 5pm on 17th June 2013
For more information, please contact Barbara Woods on firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are now being taken for the May Turtle Award - a scholarship upto the value of £1000 to fund further study of Music at a place approved by the Head of the School of Creative Arts.
The Scholarship is tenable by the following graduates of the Queen's University of Belfast:
Closing date: 13 June 2013
Dr Gascia Ouzounian, Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts, will speak at Oxford University on 14 March in support of the publication of Music Sound and Space: Transformations of Private and Public Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2013). The collection is edited by Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and chair of the international research programme 'Music, Digitisation, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies'.
Music, Sound and Space is described as 'the first collection to integrate research from musicology and sound studies on music and sound as they mediate everyday life'. Dr Ouzounian's chapter, 'Sound Installation Art: From Spatial Poetics to Politics, Aesthetics to Ethics', examines the emergence and development of sound installation art since the 1950s, specifically looking at how sonic art works have changed in relation to evolving concepts of space and spatiality.
For more about Music, Sound and Space please visit: http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521764247#contributors
A major new initiative to boost Belfast’s cultural engagement with the public has been launched through the combining of two existing programmes at Queen’s University and Belfast City Council.
The very popular Literary Belfast project and Belfast Soundwalks will combine to enhance cultural engagement with citizens and tourists alike. In a unique twist this new initiative will engage the public through novel ways of disseminating creative writing and sonic arts associated with the city.
The Literary Belfast project (http://www.literarybelfast.org/) already showcases the city’s exciting literary scene through an interactive website and locative media app developed in association with the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s. While Belfast Soundwalks, led by Professor Pedro Rebelo from the Queen’s Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), provides an open platform for communities and visitors to explore the city through sound. (www.belfastsoundmap.org)
Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson said: "Belfast City Council is delighted to partner Queen's University in this important Creative Arts initiative. This is an exciting opportunity that will undoubtedly lead to a better visitor experience, not only for tourists to the city but also those who live in the city. This initiative builds upon past collaborations between the city council and Queen's and emphasises the importance of ‘town and gown’ working together for the common good of Belfast."
Commenting on the new collaboration Professor Rebelo said: “This is a major cultural boost for the city at a time when it needs it most and as we approach the beginning of the main tourist season. Through the appointment of Dr Sarah Bass, a recent SARC graduate, we will develop an effective strategy for delivering new content in association with the Belfast City Council’s Cultural Strategy and tourism priorities of building cultural tourism, developing tourism products, supporting the evening economy and delivering an authentic European city experience.”
This exciting new project has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the newly created Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, at Queen’s, directed by Professor John Thompson alongside consortium partners for BGP2, Newcastle University (through Cultural and Heritage Studies) and Durham University (through Durham Book Festival).
Dr Eric Lyon, a lecturer from the Sonic Arts Research Centre talks to Cycling 74 about his new book, Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd. The book is a practical guide to implementing synthesis and signal processing techniques using the popular software Max and Pd.
In conjunction with the School of English and Oxford University Press, the School of Creative Arts were pleased to host the launch of Professor Marilynn Richtarik's (Georgia State University) new book 'Stewart Parker: A Life'. The lecture and book launch took place in the Brian Friel Theatre on Wednesday 21st November 2012.
Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two - three scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. Dublin Institute of Technology is also a partner in this scheme, which has been running since 2005.
These scholarships are worth £15,000 (approx. Stg £12,000 each). Scholarship winners from the Republic of Ireland will be paid in Euro whilst winners from Northern Ireland will be paid in the Sterling equivalent as converted on the day the cheques are issued. These scholarships must be taken up for the academic year 2013-2014.
The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. It has been conceived to support the continuing peace process in Northern Ireland and to train highly skilled postgraduates to contribute to a new phase of economic, environmental, social and cultural development for the island as a whole.
Cormac Crawley and Christopher Haworth, two composers working in electroacoustic music at the Sonic Arts Research Centre secured two out of the three prizes in this international competition. The selection process was anonymous and the jury was composed of Belma Bešlic-Gál (Composer/Pianist. Co-Curator of shut up and listen! 2011), Wolfgang Seierl (Composer/Visual Artist. Founder of the Mittersill Composers' Forum, and of ein klang records, Austria) and Germán Toro-Pérez (Composer. Head of the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich University of the Arts).
Cormac Crawley (IE): 'Port of Call'
Port of Call: The port, as an interface, offers access from land to water, from water to land, north to south and east to west. It is the beating heart of many cities, towns and villages. With a broad band of sound such as the roaring of the ocean our ears often play tricks with us. We may imagine sounds; plucked from its vast spectrum of frequencies.The piece offers a chronological description of how the port has had an ongoing effect on the lives around it. Also presented is the effect that those around the port have had on this once tranquil soundscape; previously only disturbed by nature itself. A montage of sounds emerge from the ocean and develop from natural and harmonious to unnatural and sometimes dissonant depicting human interference and pollution of the soundscape. The struggle between human and environment is portrayed as a sway of events throughout the piece; natural and unnatural.
Christopher Haworth (UK): 'Correlation Number One'
Christopher Haworth's work explores psychoacoustic phenomena and perceptual idiosyncrasies to call into question common assumptions and received ideas about listening and sonic experience. His recent piece, entitled 'Correlation Number One', uses high frequency tones to generate 'distortion-product otoacoustic emissions' (DPOAEs) in the listener's ears. This means that, in effect, the ear itself becomes an instrument, which the tones coming out of the speakers 'perform' in certain ways to produce sound. What you hear is thus totally subjective, creating a paradoxical situation in which the listener listens to himself listening.
The School of Creative Arts in collaboration with the School of Management proposes to introduce a new MA, entitled . This pathway will take advantage of the strong existing links between Drama, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Music and Visual Arts courses and Belfast’s wider cultural sector. Click here for more information