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sotonDH Small Grants: Investigation into Synthesizer Parameter Mapping and Interaction for Sound Design Purposes – Post 2

sotonDH Small Grants: Investigation into Synthesizer Parameter Mapping and Interaction for Sound Design Purposes – Post 2 by Darrell Gibson Research Group: Composition and Music Technology Introduction In the previous blog post three research questions were presented in relationship to how synthesizers are used for sound design:  First, is there a way that sound design can be performed without an in-depth knowledge of the underlying synthesis technique?  Second, can a large number of... Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Visualising intertextual dimensions of the Gothic itinerary in George Sand’s Consuelo and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt – Post 2

sotonDH Small Grants: Visualising intertextual dimensions of the Gothic itinerary in George Sand’s Consuelo (1842) and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt (1843) – Post 2 by Marilyn Mallia and Neville Grech In the preparatory phase, I cleared the way for copyright free texts, images and open access articles which could serve as links. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Re-scoring Princess Iron fan – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: Re-scoring Princess Iron fan (1941) for PhD composition portfolio - Post 1 by Yu-Ching Cha Introduction to the research This portfolio of compositions centres around a complete re-scoring of the 73 minute long Chinese animated film Princess Iron Fan (1941), combining contemporary Western scoring methods and aesthetics with source material from the Tang Dynasty, when the story was set. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: English accents and identity – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: English accents and identity – Post 1 by Fan Fang English is used worldwide as an international language for speakers of different languages and cultural backgrounds. My PhD project looks at the attitudes of Chinese university teachers’ and students’ towards their own and other English accents in the framework of English as a lingua franca (ELF), and explores how their attitudes towards different accents might affect their identity. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Investigation into Synthesizer Parameter Mapping and Interaction for Sound Design Purposes – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: Investigation into Synthesizer Parameter Mapping and Interaction for Sound Design Purposes – Post 1 by Darrell Gibson Introduction The phrase “sound design” first started being used in the film industry in the 1970s [1].  Since this time it has been used in many different contexts and now means different things, to different people so it is worth clarifying its context here. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Visualising intertextual dimensions of the Gothic itinerary in George Sand’s Consuelo and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: Visualising intertextual dimensions of the Gothic itinerary in George Sand’s Consuelo (1842) and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt (1843) – Post 1 by Marilyn Mallia I am a 3rd year PhD student in Modern Languages, and my thesis investigates the uses French writer George Sand makes of the English Gothic Novel in her novels.   'Intertextuality' of this comparative kind lends itself to electronic visualisation. Continue reading →