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Senior Lecturer T&R
0131 455 6201
Senior Lecturer T&R
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Moir, Z. & Atton, C. (Eds.). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings, v, vi. ISBN 978-1-78808-706-3
Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug...
Frayn, A. & Durkin, R. (2017). David Bowie’s late revival belongs to a grand tradition dating back to Beethoven
On David Bowie's Blackstar as embodying aspects of late style, as discussed by Theodor Adorno and Edward Said.
Ferguson, P. (2015). Real-time teaching of musicianship and audio engineering using LOLA – ‘LOw LAtency audio/ video streaming
This presentation and demonstration was given at the 26th UK AES Conference on Audio Education 2015 in Glasgow, UK.
The session introduces version 1.4 of the LOLA low-latency...
This proposal details activities that will ensure the continued enhancement and ongoing operation of the leading-edge GÉANT network, supporting a range of network and added-value services, targeted at...
0131 455 5021
Associate Professor of audio Engineering
Ferguson, P. (2013). Using Low-Latency Net-Based Solutions to Extend the Audio and Video Capabilities of a Studio Complex
Two low-latency IP-based systems, RedNet and LOLA, were selected by Edinburgh Napier University to link a new music building with existing broadcast and drama facilities and t...
Dempster, K. (2005). Six feet of blood
The work is based on the poem, 'So many make one' by Norman MacCaig. The poem expresses the development, as well as the passing, of the many different stages in our lives; and...
Ferguson, P. & Hook, D. (2005). In Perpetuity.
Haftor Medboe writes...The music was written in Edinburgh in the autumn of 2004 as a development of ideas that had evolved through collaboration with fellow musicians and frie...
Dempster, K. (2004). Peer Gynt
Dempster, K. (2002). Seven fans for Alma Mahler
"Seven Fans for Alma Mahler" is based on the tumultuous love affair between Oskar Kokoschka and Gustav Mahler's widow, and on the seven beautiful fans he painted for her throu...
Dempster, K. (2004). The Cold Dancer
The work’s starting-point and source of inspiration is the poem, A Reel of Seven Fishermen by the Orcadian poet, George Mackay Brown and the music is structured closely around...
(2016). Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North. ISBN 1909408336
Since the 1970s, jazz from Scandinavia has represented a distinct reimagining of the erstwhile American music form with the term “Nordic tone” being liberally applied in the m...
Moir, Z. & Medbøe, H. (2015). Reframing popular music composition as performance-centred practice. Journal of Music, Technology and Education. 8(2), 147-161. doi:10.1386/jmte.8.2.147_1. ISSN 1752-7066
This article reports on a qualitative study of four undergraduate students specializing in popular music composition, and examines links and overlaps between three related are...
Harkins, P. (2015). Following the Instruments, Designers, and Users: The Case of the Fairlight CMI. Journal on the Art of Record Production.. ISSN 1754-9892
The focus of this article is the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI), which is generally regarded as the first commercially available digital sampler. However, its des...
Ashton, N. (2014). Why Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem still resounds today
Harkins, P. (2011). La Transmission Perdue et Retrouvee : Le Sampler Comme Outil de Composition et de Decontextualisation de L’Enrigistrement. Réseaux. 172, 92. doi:10.3917/res.172.0092. ISSN 0751-7971
According to Brian Eno, the recording studio is a composition tool that enables musicians to enjoy a more direct relationship with sound. This article examines the role of the...
Harkins, P. (2010). Appropriation, Additive Approaches & Accidents: The Sampler as Compositional Tool. Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. 1(2)doi:10.5429/2079-3871(2010)v1i2.3en. ISSN 2079-3871
Brian Eno describes the recording studio as a compositional tool that has enabled composers to enjoy a more direct relationship with sound. This article will explore the use o...
This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by...
My research involves the integration of elements from a variety of musical styles, with special emphasis on jazz and classical styles, i...