Katrina Burton presents paper on Music and Place as part of Edinburgh Napier's Music Research Seminar Series

As a composer Katrina’s work is informed by a variety of visual stimuli: painting, sculpture, photography, dance and architecture. During her PhD studies she was awarded a number of scholarships that enabled her to undertake research in New York, resulting in a large-scale orchestral work influenced by the architecture of the Chrysler Building. An avid fan of modernist architecture, she has twice been invited to write site specific compositions for performance at Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago festival, most recently working with a 1950s building by renowned German architect, Mies van der Rohe. With reference to both her experience in Chicago and her recent collaboration with Edinburgh Doors open Day, Katrina will highlight how such site specific performances can enhance the visitor experience and engagement with built heritage.