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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 16 August 2019 – Chiptune, Computer Gaming, Hacking, Music, Video Games

    Game over? Not yet…

    Old tech hacked and reimagined by musicians as Chiptune music, harks back to the lateral thinking that gave us the Game Boy, says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 15 July 2019 – Astronomy, Galaxies, Moon, NASA, Space

    Echoes in the void

    A University of Melbourne expert explores the sounds of space as NASA releases a collection of space sounds to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

  3. 4 July 2019 – Art, Artists, Music, Sculpture, Victorian College of the Arts

    Making a lasting impression

    First Commissions, an ambitious new University of Melbourne project, unites the world’s masterpieces with emerging artists to create the next generation of art.

  4. Podcast17 April 2019 – Computer Gaming, Games, Music, Technology, Video Games

    Giving games their sound

    They're in the background and under your skin and make computer games sing. University of Melbourne expert Professor Kenny McAlpine tells us all about chiptunes

  5. 27 December 2018 – Comedy, English, Humour, Languages, Shakespeare

    The power of the pun

    Love them or hate them, puns are here to stay. University of Melbourne experts explore what is it about the pun that makes them so persistent.

  6. 11 December 2018 – Art, Asia, Curating , Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    Curating a life

    Natalie King, an Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, was listed as one of the AFR's Women of Influence 2018.

  7. 14 September 2018 – Art, Classical, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Turning the orchestral tide

    University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra travels to Singapore and Shanghai to perform works including Tide, by composer and arranger Alice Humphries.

  8. 14 September 2018 – Dementia, Depression, Made Possible By Melbourne, Music, Music Therapy

    How music could revolutionise dementia care

    An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.

  9. Podcast15 August 2018 – Ageing, Depression, Mental Health, Music, Radio

    Why does radio hold a special place in our hearts?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr Amanda Krause discusses our love of music, and how older people use the radio.