Paper at Sunderland University March 23rd 2015 I will be giving a paper at The Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at Sunderland University on the 23rd March 2015, entitled: Social distance and the multimodal construction of the Other in sectarian song In this talk I examine how the concept of social distance … Continue reading Paper at Sunderland University 2015
I've been having fun with composing a little bit again,Most of my own compositions and some trad. arr. stuff can be found here if interested:https://sites.google.com/site/simonmckerrell/home/my-tunes-1Simon McKerrell.
There’s a fascinating thread just cropped up on the session dot org website (https://thesession.org/discussions/35169) about funding arts vs. healthcare, education etc. The same old questions about the social value of the arts, instrumental vs. intrinsic values come up here and various shades in-between (we’ve been debating this topic in the West since Plato). However, Mark … Continue reading Valuing the traditional arts