Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
All I want for Christmas is … an earworm
Christmas songs package up the joy the ‘ideal’ day into a three-minute ditty. But a University of Melbourne expert explains why those earworms are so annoying.
Putting diversity centre stage
A new production puts emerging African-Australian theatrical voices centre stage, telling stories that challenge us, says a University of Melbourne expert.
To bear witness in dangerous times
Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.
What can the arts do in the face of climate change?
The arts plays a role in climate change awareness, but it can do more, helping to define global ecological citizenship says a University of Melbourne expert.
The joy of becoming a horrible goose
A University of Melbourne experts says the new genre-defying videogame, Untitled Goose Game, combines old-school playability and contemporary technology.
Conserving Australia’s cultural record
University of Melbourne researchers, in partnership with Indigenous artists, are working to conserve Australia's cultural record – a key element of our identity
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
The joy of a first commission
One of Australia’s most dynamic artists, Sally Smart, reflects on starting in the art world as the University of Melbourne's First Commissions exhibition opens
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.