This blog hasn’t really turned out as planned. I intended to post an update after each weekly trip to Leeds but there is just too much material to select from and with the present workload for my job, finding the time to write anything meaningful has proved impossible.
The sessions in Leeds have been incredibly stimulating and enjoyable. The three modules of the first trimester (Industry Studies, Critical Evaluation and Composition Analysis) have introduced me to huge areas of philosophy, ideologies, cultural and critical theory, and, of course, music that I’ve never come across before. I’ve loved it.
My task over the Christmas break is to write an essay for each of these modules (and present a conference style paper in January) followed by a 20 minute music composition for hand-in in May. Hopefully, I’ll be uploading work in progress and thoughts about the composition process as I go along.
I’ve been to the library, Amazon and raided the university’s e-resources ready to fill my brain with a Christmas book gorge. Have a happy Christmas, see you in 2010.