The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music

The Wire Magazine

To continue our Music theme this week in the lead-up to International Music Day on 21st June I’d like to introduce you to The Wire magazine. Although published in The UK, The Wire has a truly global ear, previewing, reviewing and promoting music of just about any style. There does seem to be an emphasis on cutting-edge new music in a variety of styles. Jazz, HipHop, Minimalist, Electronic music as well as Noise, Rock and Contemporary Classical forms all get wide coverage.
View all our magazines and periodicals here -> Magazines & Periodicals List June 2014

Year 9 English Students Learn Multimodal Referencing

Year 9 English students prepared for researching a multimodal presentation on sustainability. Pupils will be required to source images, sound and information to develop a presentation on their given topic. The focus today was on finding suitable ‘free to use’ resources and learning how to reference these correctly using the Harvard Style.

The following links were used as a starting point:

  1. New Access-It Cabra Library Catalogue. Use the ‘Fast Find’ search to find books, magazines DVDs available for loan in your libraries.
  2. Ebsco – ANZRC – Databases. Search thousands of articles in journals, magazines, newspaper and TV transcripts.
  3. Issues – Australian and New Zealand Points of View – Browse both sides of a given topic. Dozens of recent, topical and sometimes controversial issues to look at.
  4. Images – – Use the advanced search function to find images that you can use freely. Just remember to reference where the image comes from and who owns it. Click the ‘Creative Commons’ box. or Google Advanced Image Search Use drop down box to select ‘Usage Rights’
  5. Music – Check out these Royalty and Copyright free music sites that allow you to download and use their music for your project. It’s free just say where you got it.
    1. ccMixter
    2. Moby Gratis – Multi-instrumentalist and ambient/techno pioneer Moby lets you use a whole bunch of songs for educational use. Sign up it’s free.
    3. – Another musician offering his tunes for you to use for free (Creative Commons License applies)
    4. Wolfram Tones – Create your own background music for your presentation (no musical  skill required)

Reference Generator – Use this tool to reference all your sources (books, websites, images, music) for use in your presentation. This uses the Harvard Style.