Search for a surname in the box below and then click "Search" to search for Staff.
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
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...
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
No abstract available.
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). 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Dempster, K. (2016). Distant Voices
Distant Voices - A unique multi-disciplinary performance, in which live musicians in Edinburgh connect, via video-link technology, with dancers on stage in Liverpool and Flori...
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...
Harkins, P. (in press). Cult Sound Studies: hand claps, orchestra hits, and the production of popular music. Sound Studies, 5(2), 213-216. https://doi.org/10.1080/20551940.2019.1648029
Harkins, P. (2019). Digital Sampling: The Design and Use of Music Technologies. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351209960
Digital Sampling is the first book about the design and use of sampling technologies that have shaped the sounds of popular music since the 1980s.
Written in two parts, Digit...
Anderton, C., & Atton, C. (in press). The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974. Rock Music Studies, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2019.1651521
The upsurge of academic interest in the genre known as progressive rock has taken much for granted. In particular, little account has been taken of how discourses surrounding...
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
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
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