The Prime Minister tells us we are to be an ideas country. Instead of just ripping things out of the ground and sending them to China, or stuffing sheep on ships to Indonesia, we are going to sell ideas, ideas that come from education and research. They have made a series of ads with various sciencey-types peering into test tubes and high-tech machinery. What about music though? Surely PhD students in Australia are doing some pointy-end music research that...

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