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  1. Factors affecting the investment climate, SMEs productivity and entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    Igwe, Paul A.; Amaugo, Amarachi N.; Ogundana, Oyedele M.; Egere, Odafe M.; Anigbo, Juliana A.
    In Nigeria, most of businesses operate in the form of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs play a significant role in the economic development of many nations. This paper employs current perspectives to examine the factors affecting investment, productivity and growth of SMEs by employing the World Bank Enterprise Survey in Nigeria. It explored five main factors affecting investment and productivity in Nigeria as follows: education of the labour force, access to infrastructure, access to finance, size of firms and other business climate variables. Other business climate variables are insecurity, bribe or corruption, the amount of time that businesses spend...

  2. Devising music

    Efthymiou, Litha
    The work that forms the body of this research includes: Compositions: • 'Myisi' for flute, electronics and dance (2015) • 'Rituals to Mould Her With' for harpsichord, electronics and dance (2017) Article: • Devising an Opera: Myisi (2017) This body of work examines the impact of devised theatre practices on two multimedia works: 'Rituals to Mould Her With' and 'Myisi'. The practice-based research uncovered the various ways in which collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of artists, historians and musicologists, within the context of a devised process, impacted the music’s structure, harmonic backbone and use of extended techniques. The accompanying article charts the four main devising phases of...

  3. Reimagining old Hispanic melisma

    Efthymiou, Litha
    The works that form the body of this research include: • 'Moments Held' for orchestra (2017) • 'Iberian Refractions' for 2 violins (2017) • 'Present Shadows' for flute, clarinet, piano, cello and double bass (2016/2017) • 'Tread Softy' for string quartet (2015) This body of research engages with the practice of melisma in the extant manuscripts of medieval Spain and asks the question: how can the purpose and sound of Old Hispanic (OH) melisma, which is irrevocably lost, be recaptured in a modern idiom? The neume shapes that make up the repertory of OH chant (c. 500-1080) provide basic detail about the music’s melodic contour, but any rhythmic...

  4. Egg soldiers

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Egg Soldiers' (for percussion quartet) was commissioned by Kettle’s Yard for acclaimed percussion group, Ensemble Bash. It was premiered by Ensemble Bash on 6th May 2012 at Kettle’s Yard.

  5. Bustling

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Bustling (for recorder quintet) was commissioned by PRS Women Make Music and Consortium 5. It was premiered at the Wilding Festival, St. George’s Bloomsbury, 16th June 2013, with subsequent performances nationwide.

  6. Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth

    Efthymiou, Litha
    This piece was commissioned by Women of the World for a performance by Invicta Upper Voices at Kings Place in Oct 2016 and Oct 2017. It is set to a passage from the Song of Songs.

  7. Riversong

    Efthymiou, Litha
    'Riversong' was commissioned by PRS Foundation and Streetwise Opera. It was created for members of Streetwise Opera and musicians from ENO using text devised by the company.

  8. Dataset for 'A comparative study on crowdfunding in the United States and the United Kingdom'

    Chu, Duyen Dai
    Dataset for Paper 1 in PhD research project

  9. Press record to engage: working with student video production teams

    Kissoon, Chavan; Beggan, Andy
    With ‘technology redefining traditional notions of teaching and learning’ (HEFCE, 2016), a number of universities have embarked on Digital Transformation projects creating a landscape filled with opportunities and challenges but also one where “the different circumstances of each institution” necessitate implementing a custom solution (HEFCE, 2016). Using the example of a pilot project with student videographers, this presentation will provide insight into how Digital Transformation is being implemented at a university with a strong tradition of Student as Producer (SasP). This session will be useful for universities embarking on digital transformation and those engaging in student partnerships through showing how...

  10. Myisi [flute and electronics]

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Myisi is a multimedia opera that explores the concept of initiation. Film, theatre and music come together to create a multisensory world that transcends the traditional opera going experience. Myisi was premiered at the Tete a Tete opera festival in 2015.

  11. Myisi [flute and electronics]

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Myisi is a multimedia opera that explores the concept of initiation. Film, theatre and music come together to create a multisensory world that transcends the traditional opera going experience. Myisi was premiered at the Tete a Tete opera festival in 2015.

  12. Present shadows [flute, clarinet, piano, cello, double bass]

    Efthymiou, Litha
    This work builds on exploration into the static quality of Old Hispanic melisma. The piece aims to evoke a sense of stasis through establishing central points of focus, a chromatic macroharmony, and through the use of some of the parameters of Vertical Time, such as alternation and expansion and contraction.

  13. Present shadows [flute, clarinet, piano, cello, double bass]

    Efthymiou, Litha
    This work builds on exploration into the static quality of Old Hispanic melisma. The piece aims to evoke a sense of stasis through establishing central points of focus, a chromatic macroharmony, and through the use of some of the parameters of Vertical Time, such as alternation and expansion and contraction.

  14. Moments held

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Old Hispanic chant (from c.500-1080) is preserved today in un-pitched notation. In the last 5 years, scholars on the ERC funded Old Hispanic Office Project at the university of Bristol have unravelled some of the key musical features of this elusive repertory. At the forefront of their discoveries is the way in which melisma was used to affect perception of time passing. The composition ‘Moments Held’ for orchestra is a modern, secular, response to the temporal properties of Old Hispanic melisma. It uses devices that attempt to reinforce and develop a sense of stasis in its harmonic landscape and in...

  15. Moments held

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Old Hispanic chant (from c.500-1080) is preserved today in un-pitched notation. In the last 5 years, scholars on the ERC funded Old Hispanic Office Project at the university of Bristol have unravelled some of the key musical features of this elusive repertory. At the forefront of their discoveries is the way in which melisma was used to affect perception of time passing. The composition ‘Moments Held’ for orchestra is a modern, secular, response to the temporal properties of Old Hispanic melisma. It uses devices that attempt to reinforce and develop a sense of stasis in its harmonic landscape and in...

  16. Rituals to mould her with

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Rituals to Mould Her With was funded by RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation and Brigstow Institute. It was written for harpsichordist Jane Chapman and dancer Harriet Parker-Beldeau, and performed at London's Kings Place (2017), Handel and Hendrix in London (2017), Royal West of England Academy in Bristol (2016) and Southampton's Turner Sims (2016). It was developed using a devised process that is most commonly associated with the theatre, in which dancer and harpsichordist influenced the evolving composition at each stage of development. The result is a score that is closely linked to events of each devising session and to the particular...

  17. Rituals to mould her with

    Efthymiou, Litha
    Rituals to Mould Her With was funded by RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation and Brigstow Institute. It was written for harpsichordist Jane Chapman and dancer Harriet Parker-Beldeau, and performed at London's Kings Place (2017), Handel and Hendrix in London (2017), Royal West of England Academy in Bristol (2016) and Southampton's Turner Sims (2016). It was developed using a devised process that is most commonly associated with the theatre, in which dancer and harpsichordist influenced the evolving composition at each stage of development. The result is a score that is closely linked to events of each devising session and to the particular...

  18. Historical and anthropological Report on the land claim submitted by Inkosi Bheki France Ngcobo on behalf of the Nyavini Tribal Authority, on the properties Sikaka, Rosslea, Sea View, Ballyglass, Bouquet, Ardee and Lot RC, Umzinto

    Whelan, Deborah
    Land claim investigation

  19. What values do professionals have? An exploration of values held by nursing and social work professionals entering AMHP training

    Goemans, Robert
    Values based practice is now an old concept in mental health, yet there is little evidence to show what values professionals have and how these are put into practice in their decision making. Perhaps more than any other professional role, values and principles are central within Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) training and practice, enforced by clear sets of training requirements and statutory competencies, and, given that AMHPs are intervening at the extreme end of mental health practice, understanding the values that guide such decisions is vital. This paper explores, through an analysis of practitioners’ reflective statements, the values held by...

  20. Madness, gender, and class: the construction of identity and experiences in the Lincoln Lunatic Asylum 1820-1840

    Goemans, Robert; Goddard, Rebecca
    The Lincoln Lunatic Asylum (LLA) opened in 1820 and, in 1837, became the first asylum in the country to achieve total abolition of mechanical restraint. Through an analysis of the original documents, we are seeking to understand how the construction of identities, including conceptions of gender and class, influenced how people’s madness was constructed and experienced. Using the records of restraint, we have broken down the overall picture of the reduction in use of mechanical restraint into different pictures depending on gender and class. This data, alongside qualitative depictions of patients within documents such as the House Surgeon’s journal and the...

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