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Music, Arts & Screen

Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

  1. 4 March 2021 – Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Daft Punk, Electronic Dance Music, Ziggy Stardust

    Human after all

    French music duo Daft Punk’s robot alter-egos are testament to the freedom artists can exploit when free of themselves, says a University of Melbourne expert,

  2. Podcast17 February 2021 – Music, Politics, Protest

    The music of politics and protest

    University of Melbourne musicologist Dr Nick Tochka discusses the politics of music-making since 1945, particularly in Europe and the Americas.

  3. 22 January 2021 – Bushfires, COVID-19, NGV Triennial, Urban Design

    Rethinking urbanity

    The NGV Triennial explores the necessity of continuity in understanding place and forces us to rethink our urbanity, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 14 January 2021 – Art, E-waste, NGV Triennial, Pollution, Science Gallery Melbourne

    Reimagining waste

    The NGV Triennial explores how artists, designers, scientists and engineers are working to tackle our over-consumption, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 22 December 2020 – Art, Dark Matter, NGV Triennial, Physics, Universe

    Exploring the most unknown universe

    Exhibitions in the NGV Triennial explore how around 95 per cent of the universe is still a mystery awaiting discovery, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 20 July 2020 – Art, Australia, Music, Performance, Refugees

    Finding voice

    A new musical by a University of Melbourne composer - Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender - uses the letters sent by Australians to detained asylum seekers.

  7. 7 March 2020 – Dance, International Women's Day, Movement, Therapy, Wellbeing

    The healing history of dance

    On International Women's Day, new University of Melbourne research explores how the history of dance can inform modern dance movement therapy.

  8. 5 March 2020 – Cinema, Film, Hollywood, Literature, Movie Remakes

    Has Hollywood run out of original ideas?

    With a slew of movie remakes due out of Hollywood this year, a new book by a University of Melbourne expert answers the big question: what justifies a remake?

  9. 20 December 2019 – Christmas, Family Movies, Films , Holidays, Traditions

    Where have all the good festive films gone?

    Every festive season, we're used to Christmas schmaltz at the movies, but according to University of Melbourne experts, our film traditions are changing.