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Profile: Dr Alexander Kolassa

Dr Alexander Kolassa

The Open University, Music Department

Professional biography

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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Dr Alexander Kolassa's Research & Publications

Alexander Kolassa (2018-05-17) Introduction to Part III 27, Boydell & Brewer
Alexander Kolassa, Alexander Kolassa and Adam Whittaker (2018-02-05) Introduction: understanding the present through the past and the past through the present, Routledge
Alexander Kolassa, Alexander Kolassa and Adam Whittaker (2018-02-05) Music in fantasy pasts: neomedievalism and Game of Thrones, Routledge
Alexander Kolassa (2018-02-01) Presentness and the past in contemporary British opera, Routledge
James Cook, Alexander Kolassa and Adam Whittaker (editors) (2018-02-01) Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen, Routledge
Alexander Kolassa (2015) Composing for the Memory Dealer: New Paradigms for the Immersive Soundtrack, In Journal of Sonic Studies(9)

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