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Senior Research Fellow
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
Moir, Z. (2016, July). Futures in Jazz - Education and Industry (Panel Chair). Presented at Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe
No abstract available.
Medbøe, H. (2015). Medbøe/Eriksen/Halle - The Space Between. Norway
An album of original compositions performed by Haftor Medbøe (guitar), Espen Eriksen (piano), Gunnar Halle (trumpet)
Released on Losen Records, November 2015 with financal su...
Harkins, P. (2018, December). Can Music be Digitised? Samplers, Democratisation, and 'the Digital Age'. Paper presented at Music, Digitalisation, and Democracy
Rather than an abrupt or revolutionary shift from analogue to digital, I will argue in this paper that the use of digital technologies such as samplers have been part of a mor...
University of London
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 ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
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...
Harkins, P. (2018, September). Was the Sampler a Revolution? Continuity and Change in the Design and Use of Synthesizer/Sampling Technologies. Paper presented at The Sound of the Anthropocene: Materialities Seminar
Harkins, P. (2018, September). Following the Distributors: Syco Systems and the Selling of Musical Instruments. Paper presented at Art of Record Production (ARP)/International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) UK & Ireland Branch Conference
Since the 1980s and 1990s, scholars in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and, more specifically, those adopting the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) approach have b...
Moir, Z. (2018, June). Music From The Mundane: Found Sounds and Popular Music Composition. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education Annual Conference, Tennessee, USA
Moir, Z. (2018, June). Towards a Critical Consideration of Higher Popular Music Education: 5 Questions and some proposed answers. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education Annual Conference, Tennessee, USA
Harkins, P. (2018, June). Becoming a User? Science & Technology Studies (STS) and the Design/Use of Digital Synthesizer/Sampling Instruments. Presented at Workshop on Objects of Electronic Sound & Music in Museums
This provocation will give an overview of a research project about the historical and contemporary uses of digital synthesizer/sampling instruments. One of the problems I face...
Ferguson, P., Moir, Z., & Bennett, J. (2018, April). Recording Across Town and The Ocean. Paper presented at Network Performing Arts Production Workshop, Miami, USA
Moir, Z., Ferguson, P., & Smith, G. D. (2018, April). Experiences of Remote, Real-Time Music Production. Paper presented at NowNet Arts: Artistic and Technological Strategies for Public and Private Networks, New York
Moir, Z. (2017, September). Jamming in the 3rd Room. Paper presented at Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK
Harkins, P. (2017, June). Questioning the Digital Revolution: Continuity and Change in the Design and Use of Music Technologies. Paper presented at 19th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Kassel, Germany
The use of digital technologies since the 1980s have changed the way in which music is stored, distributed, and consumed. The use of digital technologies has also reshaped the...
Moir, Z. (2017, June). Popular Music Making and Young People: Leisure, Education and Industry. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Educators Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado
This presentation explores concepts of 'leisure' and 'musical activity'
by way of contextualizing the ways in which young people engage with music making as leisure. As such ...
Moir, Z. (2017, June). Learning to Create and Creating to Learn: The Importance of Popular Music Composition in Popular Music Education. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado
This session will focus on Popular Music Composition (PMC) in undergraduate popular music degrees. The presenter will outline several important issues raised by students of PM...
Harkins, P. (2017, June). Following the Fairlight CMI and its Users: The Digital Reproduction of 'Real' Instruments and Sounds. Paper presented at Galpin Society/AMIS Conference on Musical Instruments, The University of Edinburgh
This paper will focus on the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI), which is generally regarded as the first commercially available digital sampler. However, its designe...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
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...
26 June 2019
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.
6 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...
1 July 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...
11 June 2018
The articles cover the work published at ICMI '17, exploring the use of head-mounted displays as opera glasses, with the goal of delivering an egalitarian user experience during live events. Links bel...
9 October 2017
In collaboration with Alba New Music, the Applied Music Research Centre is pleased to be presenting the 2017 Alba New Music Festival.
Music by Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Richard Beaudoi...
5 October 2017
Dr Zack Moir from music is one of the editors of the recently published 'Routledge Research Handbook of Popular Music Education', which is a new edited volume containing contributions from a wide rang...
24 January 2017
St Gabriel's RC Church, Prestonpans.
6 July 2018
11 May 2018
Craigsbank Parish Church
19 Craigs Bank
30 November 2017
Edinburgh Napier University
18 October 2017