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July 2016

The Ghost of Musicals Past: Marni Nixon

By | Music, We Are OCA

A news item from this week probably quietly slipped past most people, announcing the death of soprano Marni Nixon. For those unaware of her body of work, I can assure you that you most probably have enjoyed the fruits of her labour at some point, and perhaps without even knowing it!

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The Ghost of Musicals Past: Marni Nixon

By | Music, We Are OCA

A news item from this week probably quietly slipped past most people, announcing the death of soprano Marni Nixon. For those unaware of her body of work, I can assure you that you most probably have enjoyed the fruits of her labour at some point, and perhaps without even knowing it!

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Waiting for the Macaws

By | contemporary art, exhibition, Fine Art, Galleries, Popular Culture, We Are OCA

At the opening of the new extension to Tate Modern there was a small notice next to one of the exhibits. ‘Due to expected visitor numbers’, it read, ‘the macaws have temporarily been returned to their owners.’ Given the quality of the other works on show, it is unlikely that this caused much disappointment to visitors…

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Discovery and Collaboration

By | Music, music composition, Student Work, We Are OCA

Whilst preparing a piece for the recent Composition Workshop, Jerry Mayle decided to pursue a slightly different path than what was originally called for. Jerry asked tutor Andy Glover-Whitley in advance about the possibility of making changes and he got more than he bargained for in the process…

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Je suis European – New photography from Rencontres d’Arles 2016

By | Ba(hons) Photography, exhibition, Galleries, Photography, Popular Culture, We Are OCA

The sun was shining stronger than ever on the first week of Rencontres. Those who have visited Europe’s most influential photo festival before will notice several changes. This year brings new venues, new categories, and new awards…

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