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Hails, J. (2016, April). Nine for ones in nine: a schizophrenic cyborg love story. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier Staff Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
By appropriating the images of the schizophrenic and the cyborg from Deleuze and Guattari, and from Donna Haraway respectively, this paper seeks to discuss the relationship be...
Hails, J. (2016). enlightenment. London, UK
Musical work for solo or duo microtonal trumpet(s) and fixed media.
Hails, J. (2016). for one. Print manuscript in the possession of the composer
Musical work (duration 19') for oneunspecified melodic sustaining instrument. Work employs specific tuning related to just intervals.
Hails, J. (2015). for three. Print manuscript in possession of composer
Musical work (duration 41') for three unspecified melodic sustaining instruments. Work employs specific tuning related to just intervals.
Hails, J. (2014). enlightenment
Work for solo harp with optional fixed media. Written for harpist Milana Zaric to play and dedicated to the memory of the poet Simon Howard. First performance on 24th March 20...
Hails, J. (2014). Sh. Edinburgh, Scotland
Sh is a work for solo guitar that lasts around three minutes.
Hails, J. (2014). Pied Beauty. Edinburgh, Scotland
Composition for soprano and two scordatura violas (alternatively, for soprano and stereo fixed media playback)
Hails, J. (2012). EMG. Edinburgh, Scotland
Work for solo piano requested and first performed by Nicholas Ashton.
This work samples vertical chord structures from an earlier piece for piano (EVEN MORE GEESE), which itse...
Hails, J. (2011). DUO1. Edinburgh, Scotland
DUO1 is a work for two bass clarinets.
It was requested and first performed by Sarah Watts and Heather Roche.
This work forms part of a series of works exploring different way...
Hails, J. (2007). EMG 2008. Performed at Durham, United Kingdom. 4 December 2008 - 4 December 2008. (Unpublished)
The work was written for and dedicated to the performer and received its world premiere at the University of Durham Musicon Concert Series on 4th December, 2008
Hails, J. (2007). BE GOOD. Edinburgh, Scotland
Work for solo horn, dedicated to Elliott Carter on the occasion of his 100th birthday. First performed by Fergus Kerr on 28th September 2008.
Hails, J. (2003). De contemplationis digitis. Cheltenham, UK
In this piece, my research aim was to develop the contrary relationship of the flute (blown, sustained sound) to piano (struck, decaying sound) in the context of a playful for...
Hails, J. (2003). Lovesongs. London, UK
The research aims of this piece were to explore a tempo grid, using tempo ratios to construct a complex metrical texture in conjunction with the use of quotation to create for...
Hails, J. (2002). Cantus 1. London, UK
The objective in writing Cantus 1 was to produce a very controlled piece of violin writing using a limited number of pitches, while the piano plays a very passive role, quietl...
Hails, J. (2001). Der Heimat zu. Cheltenham, UK
This piano piece is written using a floating, non-functional tonal language that recalls the other composers featured in the programme, while remaining recognisably modern. It...
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
'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
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