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Dr Benjamin Skipp

Dr Ben Skipp

Qualifications

MA, M.St, D.Phil (Oxford), LRSM

Role or Position

College Lecturer in Music

Email address

benjamin.skipp@chch.ox.ac.uk

Academic Background

Studied Music and Musicology at Oxford (2001-2010) and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2000-2001). Currently an examiner for the ABRSM (Royal Schools of Music).

Undergraduate Teaching

Prelims Analysis, History and Keyboard Skills; FHS Music History topics since 1700, Musical Thought and Scholarship, Analysis and Criticism, Dissertation supervision.


Research Interests

Minimalism (especially Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt); Critical theory; Haydn; Performance



Publications include

Sospiri, Soundscape, Hertford College, Oxford (September, 2013)
“Adam’s Lament,” Tempo, vol. 67 (April, 2013), pp. 99-100.
“The Minimalism of Arvo Pärt – an ‘Antidote’ to Modernism and Multiplicity?” in The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt, ed. Andrew Shenton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

“Arvo Pärt’s Fourth Symphony,” Tempo, vol. 65 (April, 2011), pp. 80-82.

“Out of Place in the 20th Century: Thoughts on Arvo Pärt’s Tintinnabuli Style,” Tempo, vol. 63 (July, 2010), pp. 2-11.

Review of Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise (London, 2007), The Oxonian Review, vol. 7 (June, 2008).

Review of Robert Fink, Repeating Ourselves: Music as Cultural Practice (Oxford, 2005), Music and Letters, vol. 89 (February, 2008), pp. 109-112.

Hobbies

The National Trust


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