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Senior Lecturer T&R
Senior Lecturer T&R
0131 455 6201
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...
Hails, J. Performing the Scratch Orchestra's Nature Study Notes: creating and exploring a third sphere through improvised communal action. Manuscript submitted for publication
In June 2014, a disparate group of trained and untrained performers gathered together at the Chisenhale Dance Space to perform items from the Scratch Orchestra’s 1969 Nature S...
This proposal details activities that will ensure the continued enhancement and ongoing operation of the leading-edge GÉANT networ...
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). 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...
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...
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...
Brøvig-Hanssen, R. & Harkins, P. (2011). Contextual incongruity and musical congruity: the aesthetics and humour of mash-ups. Popular Music. 31, 87-104. doi:10.1017/S026114301100047X. ISSN 0261-1430
The academic literature on mash-ups has been dominated by discussions about issues relating to
their illegal nature and infringement of copyright. We aim to appraise this musi...
Harkins, P. (2011). Extending the Term: The Gowers Review and the Campaign to Increase the Length of Copyright in Sound Recordings. Popular Music and Society. 35, 629-649. doi:10.1080/03007766.2012.709664. ISSN 0300-7766
After the UK government commissioned a review of intellectual property in 2005, a campaign to “Extend the Term” of copyright in sound recordings was orchestrated by trade maga...
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...