Katrina Burton

Katrina Burton

Dr Katrina Burton

Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music

Biography

Katrina’s first compositional studies were taken at the University of Glasgow. She then completed an MMus and PhD (in composition) at the University of Edinburgh; both degrees funded by the AHRC. During her PhD studies she was awarded a number of scholarships that enabled her to undertake research in New York, resulting in a large-scale orchestral work influenced by the architecture of the Chrysler Building. Katrina was appointed Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh Napier University in 2007 and is currently Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Music degree.

Katrina’s music is informed by a variety of artistic disciplines: painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and dance. Her work has been performed by the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, NYOS: Futures, the Concorde Ensemble, the Research Ensemble and the Edinburgh Quartet with performances in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Malta, Australia, South Korea and the US.

Katrina’s most recent research seeks to explore the relationship between music and architecture, drawing comparisons between the materiality of music and the materiality of architecture. Her site-specific compositions have been performed at Open House Chicago, Barcelona Architecture Week and Edinburgh Doors open Day. She writes and presents on her research to both music and architecture based audiences.

She is the recipient of two Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association Excellence Awards and is a Fellow of the HEA.

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Conference Activity

  • Delivered paper at Architecture Media Politics and Society Conference
  • JISC Network Performing Arts Production Workshops
  • FECCI Research Conference: Edinburgh Napier University
  • Presentation: Musica Scotica's Sixth Annual Conference

 

Invited Speaker

  • Inverness Architectural Association Convention
  • Illustrated Lecture: Edinburgh Doors open Day Lecture Series
  • Illustrated lecture (Writing for St Albert's): Holy Ground Talks
  • Invited Speaker at Edinburgh Napier's Music Research Seminar Series

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Public Performance: Barcelona Architecture Week
  • University team asks brutal or beautiful?

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD External Examiner, University of Cardiff. Thesis Title: Tremulous images: a portfolio of original compositions based on and informed by static visual art

 

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AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase

Exhibition / Performance
Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C., Calder, L., Vones, K., Burton, K., & Allan, D. AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase. 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018

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Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C., Calder, L., Vones, K., Burton, K., & Allan, D. AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase. 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
No abstract available.

for St Gabriel's

Other
Burton, K. (2018)
for St Gabriel's. [PDF score]. Prestonpans, Scotland
A site-specific work informed by the architectural design of St Gabriel's RC church, Prestonpans. The piece was presented at St Gabriel's on July 7th 2018 by Caitlin Monaghan ...

3D printed St Gabriel’s Chapel musical souvenir with interchangeable components

Physical Artefact
Vettese, S., Vones, K., Allan, D., & Burton, K. (2018)
3D printed St Gabriel’s Chapel musical souvenir with interchangeable components
The research group have created a musical, 3D printed souvenir with interchangeable components so that the owner can create their own, personalised version of the musical expe...

Floating Sanctuary

Other
Burton, K. (2017)
Floating Sanctuary
A site-specific work for solo cello written for Edinburgh Doors open Day. The piece is informed by the architectural design of Craigsbank Parish Church and was presented in th...

Madlener House.

Other
Burton, K. (2015)
Madlener House. Chicago, USA
A work for violin and cello commissioned by Access Contemporary Music and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The work explores the relationship between music and architectur...

for Mies

Other
Burton, K. (2015)
for Mies. Chicago, USA
A work for solo cello commissioned by Access Contemporary Music and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The composition explores the relationship between music and the archit...

Making Connections.

Other
Burton, K. (2014)
Making Connections. Edinburgh, Scotland
The piece is written for an ensemble of alto/bass flute, alto saxophone, viola, vibraphone/bongos and piano. Written as part of a telematic research project connecting musici...

from Webern to dance to Burton.

Other
Burton, K. (2014)
from Webern to dance to Burton. Dublin, Ireland
Commissioned by the Concorde Ensemble. Paul Roe gave the premiere performance at the RHA Gallery, Dublin, 23rd February 2014. The piece is informed by the choreography of Ji...

Dialogue for bass clarinet and bassoon

Other
Burton, K. (2013)
Dialogue for bass clarinet and bassoon. London, UK
This work specifically focuses on the lower register of both instruments, an area I've been led to explore as a result of my profound high frequency hearing loss. It was se...

Miniatures for Horn Trio.

Other
Burton, K. (2010)
Miniatures for Horn Trio. Plymouth, UK
This three movement work was first performed by members of the Research Ensemble at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, 26 February 2010. Material from the first ...

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