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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. Podcast9 June 2021 – Music, Music History, Opera, Performance, Racism

    Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

    The classical operas can be interpreted in ways that don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 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,

  3. 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.

  4. 29 January 2021 – Art, Gay Rights, Homophobia, LGBTIQA+, NGV Triennial

    Queer I: Seeing queerly

    An NGV Triennial exhibition asks: What does it mean to see queerly? A University of Melbourne expert says it could mean to see oneself through a queer lens.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.