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  • Date and time: Wednesday 14 February 2024, 4pm to 6pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    D003, Sally Baldwin D Building , School of Arts and Creative Technologies East, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Booking: Booking not required

Event details

This week, we have the pleasure to host 3 Postgraduate research students from the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.

Jùjú Music Performance and Innovation: Africanising Western Technologies by Kolawole Ganikale

In the course of my research to leverage music production and performance technologies for augmented performance and preservation of Jùjú Music - a popular African neo-cultural genre of the Yorùbá people of Western Africa - I present an overview of the advancement of my doctoral study on the use of creative tools to Africanise Western technologies for the digitisation, performance, and pedagogy of Jùjú music.

Youth voice and state-funded music provision in coastal Yorkshire by Eimear Hurley

Current UK government policy on music education aims to facilitate access to high-quality music education for all children and young people in and out of school. In this paper, I will draw on the findings of my case study in a coastal Yorkshire town to consider the role of youth voice in realising these policy objectives.

Margaret Tait's A Portrait of Ga: Reclaiming the unified self through relational autobiography by Alex Kiddier

In her assessment of Margaret Tait’s early short film A Portrait of Ga (1955)- an evocative and personal portrait of the filmmaker’s elderly mother- the scholar Sarah Neely asserts that the film “emphasises her subject’s elusiveness rather than the certainty of representation.” Through utilising Rachel Gabara’s approach to relationality, present in her reframing of Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida as a work of autobiography, I will look to counter Neely’s assertion. I will demonstrate how, in combining image and language within the film, Tait emphasises the certainty of visual representation and presents a unified, rather than elusive, subject that is tied by relational bonds.

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About the speakers

Kolawole Ganikale, Eimear Hurley, and Alex Kiddier


Kolawole Ganikale

PhD student and Resident scholar, School of Arts and Creative Technologies, University of York (UK), (Jùjú Music Practitioner).

Eimear Hurley (she/her)

Eimear is in the third year of her PhD in Music. She holds a BA in Music and English and an MA in Music and Cultural History from University College Cork. Before beginning her doctorate, Eimear worked for several years as a youth and community arts administrator and practitioner. Through her doctoral research, she is interested in how research and policy translate to practice in youth music initiatives.

Alex Kiddier (he/him)

3rd year PhD by Research in Film (School of ACT) at University of York. My research focuses on autobiographical filmmaking, investigating the ways in which life narratives are translated onto screen.


Kolawole Ganikale Eimear Hurley Alex Kiddier


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