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Dr Alexander Kolassa
Alexander is a Lecturer in Music at the Open University. He has a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Nottingham.
As a composer he has written music for professional and amateur ensembles around the country. He has also composed for award winning ‘transmedia’ theatre. His research currently concerns the intersections of musical modernism, medievalism (which is to say the modern medieval imaginary), and popular culture: in the concert hall, on stage, and on screen.
He recently co-edited the collection Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen (Routledge 2018) and contributed to that collection work on British contemporary, as well as on music in Game of Thrones; he has also published on sound in Russian cinema, and in New Media. At the Open University, Alexander is developing new courses in music theory.
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Alexander Kolassa looks at how we hear music and discusses the categories which musical instruments belong to.
02 Jan 2019
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