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Moir, Z. (2016, November). Contemporary Music Education: The Importance of Creativity. Presented at Invited Guest Lecture, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
No abstract available.
Moir, Z. (2016, July). Haphazard Pathways: Routes to Higher Popular Music Education and Impact on Curricula. Paper presented at International Society of Music Education World Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2016, July). Routes To Higher Popular Music Education and Impact on Curricula Design. Paper presented at International Society of Music Educators World Conference, Glasgow, UK
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...
Senior Lecturer T&R
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
Associate Professor of Audio Engineering
Lecturer in Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre
Moir, Z. (2016, July). Music From The Mundane: Found Sounds and Popular Music Composition. Presented at Invited Guest Lecture, Ithaca College, New York, USA
Invited guest lecture.
Hook, D. (2016, June). An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: social commentary, outsiderdom , locality and authenticity. Paper presented at It Ain't Where You're From, It's Where You're At: International Hip-Hop Studies Conference
Hip-hop’s export, practise, appropriation and reuse can be found in cultures around the globe from Aborigines in Australia, to Palestinian hip-hop in the Middle East. While a ...
Moir, Z. (2015, September). Young People and Popular Music Making: Leisure, Education, and Industry. Paper presented at SACI Research Conference
Harkins, P. (2015, June). The Art of the Loop: JJ Jeczalik and the Fairlight CMI Series II/III. Paper presented at Over and Over: Exploring Repetition in Popular Music, University of Liege, Belgium
The socio-musical practice of sampling is closely associated with the quotation of sound recordings, the technological processes of looping, and an aesthetic based on appropri...
Harkins, P. (2014, December). Following the Instruments, Designers, and Users: A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Digital Sampling Technologies. Paper presented at Art of Record Production (ARP) conference, University of Oslo
Harkins, P. (2014, September). The Sounds of Everyday Life (and Death): Digital Sampling, House Musique Concrete, and Field Recordings. Paper presented at IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, University College Cork
Moir, Z. (2014, September). An Ecology of Music Making: Participation, Pressures, and Progressions. Presented at Creativities, Musicalities, and Entrepreneurships
Moir, Z. (2014, April). 'Just Like Clarence' or 'Just Like Jimi': Issues surrounding creativity, originality, and pedagogy in pop and rock improvisation. Paper presented at Improvisation: Educational Perspectives
Stillie, B. (2014, April). Stillie, B. & Russell, G. (2014) Using Logic Pro X to meet SQA N5 Music Technology qualification requirements. Presented to the Scottish Association of Music Educators Technology Conference. 11th January 2014
This session will demonstrate how to work with video files in Logic X and address the requirements of N5 Music Technology. We will explore editing tools, track functionality a...
Harkins, P. (2014, April). Replies to the Critics: The Grounded Theories of Simon Frith. Paper presented at Studying Music: An International Conference in Honour of Simon Frith, The University of Edinburgh
Moir, Z., & McLaughlin, S. (2014, March). Popular Music Pedagogy: Assessment, Evaluation, and Context. Paper presented at International Festival for Artistic Innovation
Moir, Z. (2014, January). Improving Access to Musical Activity for Young People. Presented at Invited Guest Lecture
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