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Entries have opened for UNSW’s inaugural Jonathan Blakeman National Composition Prize to encourage and reward music composition at the highest national standard.


An internationally renowned anthropologist of sound, Steven Feld, is at UNSW for a series of public events looking at the way music is used to understand the environment.

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From ward rounds to sellout crowds, UNSW medical student Sophie Payten strikes the perfect chord.

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Sydney jazz musicians are using the sound and images of the human heart as part of their musical performance for National Science Week.

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Rock fans who risk injuries when headbanging to heavy-metal music could reduce harm by wearing a protective brace or changing their musical taste.

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It's enough to leave most music lovers All Shook Up: Elvis Presley's music is derivative and lacking in substance, according to UNSW academic Professor Robert Walker.

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Music that expresses more emotion than that felt by listeners is likely to be unpopular or "daggy", according to new empirical research from UNSW.