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Senior Lecturer T&R
Moir, Z. (2017, December). Can You Hear What I Feel?. Paper presented at Art of Record Production
No abstract available.
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...
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...
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
Associate Professor of Audio Engineering
Lecturer in Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre
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...
Stillie, B. (2017, June). Flipped Learning: Engaging Music Technology Students Outside the Classroom. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education Conference
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are an essential part of the learning infrastructure in university but are still commonly used as mere ‘file stores’ that give students on...
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...
Harkins, P. (2017, March). 'The Rest is History': Writing a History of Music Technologies and their Users. Presented at Burgundy School of Business Research Seminar, University of Burgundy, Dijon
The socio-musical practice of sampling is closely associated with the re-use of pre-existing sound recordings and the technological processes of looping. These practices, base...
Stillie, B., & Moir, Z. (2017, February). Routes to Higher Popular Music Education: Curricular Alignment, Autodidacticism, and Access. Paper presented at Music Research Seminar Series
The presence of popular music has, in recent decades, ‘grown in schools, colleges and universities’. While the authors are encouraged by the increase in popular music in form...
Moir, Z. (2017, February). Haphazard Pathways to Higher Popular Music Education in the UK. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh
Stillie, B. (2017, February). Engaging Students Outside the Classroom. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Innovations in Teaching and Supporting Learning Teaching Fellows Conference
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are an essential part of the learning infrastructure in university but are still commonly used as mere ‘file stores’ where lecture slides ...
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2017, February). Routes to Higher Popular Music Education: Curricular Alignment, Autodidacticism, and Access. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Innovations in Teaching and Supporting Learning Teaching Fellows Conference
Moir, Z. (2017, January). Considering the Value of Popular Music Education. Presented at Invited Guest Lecture
Moir, Z., Ferguson, P., & Smith, G. D. (2016, December). Jamming in the 3rd Room. Paper presented at Art of Record Production, Aalborg, Denmark
Harkins, P. (2016, December). Real Sounds, Real Instruments: Discourses of Fidelity and Authenticity in the Design and Use of Digital Sampling Technologies. Paper presented at Art of Record Production (ARP) conference, University of Aalborg
This paper explores how an ideology of realism was central to the designers of early digital synthesizer/sampling technologies and how discourses of authenticity remain import...
This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by...
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.
5 September 2019
5 September 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...
26 June 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...
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...
2 April 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...
28 January 2019
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
13 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.
6 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...
3 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
'enlightenment' for solo microtonal trumpet was written for Stephen Altoft, and premiered at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh on 4th November 2016.
The work 'transcribes' the final poem that the p...
20 March 2018
Impressed by the musical talent of students on Edinburgh Napier's Bachelor of Music programme, the Scottish Arts Club launched the 'Napier Notes' series in September; a set of recitals aimed at showca...
10 November 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
Following her experience composing site-specific works for Open House Chicago, Katrina successfully pitched the idea of presenting new music at Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2017. Katrina, Kenneth and John...
22 September 2017
The first notes have been played in a project that will see an album recorded by musicians at opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean - in real-time. In what is believed to be a world first, Dr Paul Ferg...
19 September 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
Room A17 Merchiston Campus.
The Glass Room, Merchiston Campus
3 February 2017