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Mr Petr Nuska

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Member of the Department of Music

(email at petr.nuska@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Petr Nuska graduated with an MA degree in Anthropology with expertise in ethnographic research and an MA degree in New Media Studies where he obtained a background in multimedia, including digital film, video or sound; both at the Charles University in Prague. His main academic interest is Visual Anthropology, particularly, involving methods of ethnographic filmmaking and participatory video in ethnographic and ethnomusicological research. 

His PhD research examines traditional methods of musical teaching and learning of professional Romani musicians in the region of Klenovec-Kokava (Slovakia). The research applies a methodological combination of participative apprenticeship in music training and experimental ethnographic filmmaking, where two different approaches, i.e. observational and participatory are creatively combined. The research is funded by The Leverhulme Trust, through Durham University’s Centre for Visual Art and Culture and is co-supervised by the Department of Music and the Department of Anthropology. 

More information about the research: http://musicgene.woreshack.cz/

Research Interests

  • Bi-musicality and participative apprenticeship
  • Ethnographic filmmaking and Participatory video
  • Ethnomusicology and Anthropology of music
  • Formal and informal music education
  • Music of Central and Eastern European Roma

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