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Beyond Sustainability: The Music Industries Declare Emergency on Planet Earth – or do they?

Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2022, August)
Beyond Sustainability: The Music Industries Declare Emergency on Planet Earth – or do they?. Paper presented at IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, University of Liverpool
In December last year, a number of record labels based in the UK signed the Music Climate Pact in which they committed to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases by 50% by 2...

Sound Dramaturgy for Poetic Documentaries

Journal Article
Stutterheim, K. (in press)
Sound Dramaturgy for Poetic Documentaries. International Journal of Film and Media Arts,
Dramaturgy is just as relevant for documentaries as it is for feature films, if not more so. Dramaturgical knowledge can considerably support and facilitate the development, p...

‘There it is, another code ready to be used’. Repurposing comprovisation [Lecture-recital].

Presentation / Conference
Papageorgiou, D., & Sánchez Díaz, F. (2022, June)
‘There it is, another code ready to be used’. Repurposing comprovisation [Lecture-recital]. Presented at Performance Studies Network International Conference 2022, Department of Music and Media, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
‘There it is, another code ready to be used’ is a notational environment and a system for improvisation on any instrument of the saxophone family (with or without live electro...

Jawbreaker: Literary Punk and Authenticity

Book Chapter
Keeble, A. (2022)
Jawbreaker: Literary Punk and Authenticity. In R. Durkin (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature (395-405). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367237288-39

Solareye at Sonica 2022 - Live Performance at sonic visual arts festival

Exhibition / Performance
Hook, D. (2022)
Solareye at Sonica 2022 - Live Performance at sonic visual arts festival. [Live Performance]. 11 March 2022. (Unpublished
Just as the Covid crisis first hit the UK, Solareye – aka SAMA-winning, Stanley Odd frontman Dave Hook – was putting the finishing touches to a new set of solo works, imaginin...

'Kids rock Akademiks but they're not academic': hip-hop, academia and the liminal spaces between

Presentation / Conference
Hook, D. (2022, January)
'Kids rock Akademiks but they're not academic': hip-hop, academia and the liminal spaces between. Paper presented at PANTHEON: Hip-Hop’s Global Pathways to Cultural “Legitimacy” (European Hip-Hop Studies Network Meeting), Paris, France
Presenting a ra/p/aper, demonstrating and arguing that hip-hop practice is hip-hop studies. Building on AD Carson’s artist-research in the form of mixtap/e/ssays (Carson, 2020...

Writing for Craigsbank (illustrated lecture with live performance)

Exhibition / Performance
Burton, K. Writing for Craigsbank (illustrated lecture with live performance)
[Illustrated lecture with live performance]. Exhibited at Edinburgh, Scotland. 30 November 2021 - 27 November 2017. (Unpublished
Following the premiere of my site-specific work for performance at Craigsbank Parish Church (originally titled Floating Sanctuary), I was invited to talk to the Church of Scot...

Disembodied Voice

Exhibition / Performance
Di Donato, B. (2021)
Disembodied Voice. [Music Performance]. Performed at Naples (Italy). 27 November 2021 - 27 November 2021. (Unpublished
Disembodied Voice, for live electronics and voice, uses of electroacoustic technologies to disembody the voice from its singer. The singer will articulate and conduct her voic...

Disembodied Voice

Exhibition / Performance
Di Donato, B. (2021)
Disembodied Voice. [Live performance]. Performed at Matera Intermedia Festival 2021, Matera, Italy. 21 November 2021 - 5 December 2021. (Unpublished
Disembodied Voice, for live electronics and voice, uses of electroacoustic technologies to disembody the voice from its singer. The singer will articulate and conduct her voic...

for St Albert's

Other
Burton, K. (2021)
for St Albert's. Edinburgh, Scotland
A site-specific work informed by the architectural design of the Chapel of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh. The piece received multiple performances in the space on September 2...
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Audio Mostly 2023

2022 - 2023
This project's aim is to host the Audio Mostly conference 2023 here at Edinburgh Napier University (https://audiomostly.com/). Conference Theme: Embodied Sound in the Virtual Conference Abstract: S...
Funder: Fees (CPD courses and Conference Delegate)

Mountain Biking and Music from Data

2022 - 2022
1. We will, by working with a range of people with varying experience, explore how an interdisciplinary approach to sports and the arts can encourage engagement in both areas. We will look at ways in ...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £4,280

The Sound Beneath Our Feet

2022 - 2022
This project will develop an immersive audio installation in which to experience sonified seismic data from volcanic activity. The environment will foster new ways of experiencing data from both scien...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £4,915

Improvisation Technologies and Creative Machines: The Performer-Instrument Relational Milieu

2022 - 2022
This practice-led, artistic research study traces theoretical and practical understandings that explore the technicity and performance-practice of musical improvisation and builds upon the lead’s prio...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £5,000

Dynamic Range: Immersive Screenwriting for Sound

2022 - 2022
This is a successful bid for a Small Research Grant with Creative Informatics at Edinburgh Napier and Edinburgh University. The proposal is to explore the dramatic potential of Augmented Reality and D...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £5,000

Music and Communication for Mothers and Young Children in Prison

2021 - 2022
The objectives of the research workshops for the project, ‘Music and Communication for Mothers and Young Children in Prison’ are threefold; 1) to investigate current music practice in prisons betwee...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,710

Mountain Biking Data Sonification

2021 - 2022
We are embarking on a collaborative project between Music, the Sports, Exercise, and Health Science Research Group, and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCOS) in a project encouraging people to...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £971

New directions in digital jazz studies: music information retrieval and AI support for jazz scholarship in digital archives

2021 - 2023
The key research questions that motivate this project may be framed this way: How can we increase the value of jazz archives by applying technology and developing methods for digital musicology and hu...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £30,017

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Research Project

2019 - 2022
This research project explores the interdependencies between stakeholders within the Scottish jazz and blues scenes through the gathering and processing of data from musicians, promoters, audiences an...
Funder: Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival | Value: £29,000

Uncovering the Secrets of the Fairlight: The Device that Revolutionised Pop in the 1980s

2019 - 2020
This event is a rare opportunity to find out more about a musical instrument that was worth £100,000 in the 1980s when it was used in the making of records by Afrika Bambaataa, Kate Bush, and Frankie ...
Funder: University of London | Value: £799
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Hybridisation as an experiential phenomenon: A practice-based approach towards conceptualising musical hybridisation

2018 - 2021
James Hind | Director of Studies: Prof Haftor Medboe | Second Supervisor: Dr Zack Moir

An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: social commentary, outsiderdom, locality and authenticity

2016 - 2018
Dr Dave Hook | Director of Studies: Prof Haftor Medboe

Real-time 3D graphic augmentation of music therapy sessions for people on the autism spectrum

2015 - 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
Dr John McGowan | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Iain McGregor

Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration

2011 - 2013
This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by...
Prof Haftor Medboe | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

2009 - 2011
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Prof Jane Ali-Knight | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

Development of a 3D audio panning and realtime visualisation toolset using emerging technologies

2004 - 2010
Dr Paul Ferguson | Second Supervisor: Dr Gregory Leplatre

1995 - 1999
Prof Chris Atton
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Music team and technology helps bring twins virtually together for the BBC World Service 'Digital Planet' programme

6 September 2019
Edinburgh Napier and the Royal College of Music has helped bring musicians virtually together as part of a special 18th birthday edition of the BBC World Service’s Digital Planet programme. Led in E...

Dr Zack Moir Elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Association for Popular Music Education

27 June 2019
Dr Zack Moir from Music has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Popular Music Education, which is an international organisation with a mission to promote and advance...

University Academic Publishes New Edited Volume on Popular Music Education

4 April 2019
Dr Zack Moir, lecturer in music, has just published his new edited volume ’The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices’, which features chapters from three other mem...

University Academics and Students Engage in Live Improvisation Over Networks at Prestigious International Conference

3 April 2019
Can a network performance be defined, planned and executed in 90 minutes? Teams of attendees and remote performers at the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop in Prague were tasked with creatin...

Music students take on trans-atlantic music composition project with students in New Jersey

28 January 2019
Zack Moir and Bryden Stillie from music have, in collaboration with Andy Krikun from Bergen Community College in New Jersey, USA, launched an international songwriting/composition project. Each of the...

Festival Promoters Symposium - Continental Drift Conference: Festivals Edition

14 July 2018
A symposium event organised Edinburgh Napier University in association with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. 14 JULY, 2018, 12:00 – 16:00 AT TEVIOT ROW, EDINBURGH Continental Drift presents an a...

Brutal or Beautiful: Edinburgh Napier team encourages different view of modernist buildings

7 July 2018
A team from Edinburgh Napier is encouraging members of the public to view brutalist architecture in a different light – through the use of music and design.

Edinburgh Napier academic uses personal experience of living with diabetes to inspire composition

4 July 2018
An Edinburgh Napier academic is using his personal experience of living with diabetes to fuel his passion for making music. Dr Zack Moir, lecturer in popular music at the University, was diagnosed wit...

Exhibition - 40th Anniversary of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

2 July 2018
An exhibition of photography, print and ephemera relating to forty years of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival curated by Dr Haftor Medbøe, Associate Professor of Music at Edinburgh Napier University and...

Music and Design Staff Showcase their Work at the Architecture Fringe

12 June 2018
The SituLab Research Group (Dr Katrina Burton, Dr Samantha Vettese, Dr Kathy Vones) and invited musician, Joanna Stark presented their ongoing project into how the public respond to modern architectur...