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Digital Sampling: The Design and Use of Music Technologies

Book
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...

Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2019)
Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music. Popular Music, 38(2), 204-218. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143019000084
Authenticity is a key concept in the evaluation of rock music by critics and fans. The production of fakes challenges the means by which listeners evaluate the authentic, by ...

Was the Sampler a Revolution? Continuity and Change in the Design and Use of Synthesizer/Sampling Technologies

Presentation / Conference
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
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for St Gabriel's

Other
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 ...

Floating Sanctuary

Other
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...

Questioning the Digital Revolution: Continuity and Change in the Design and Use of Music Technologies

Presentation / Conference
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...

Following the Fairlight CMI and its Users: The Digital Reproduction of 'Real' Instruments and Sounds

Presentation / Conference
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...

'The Rest is History': Writing a History of Music Technologies and their Users

Presentation / Conference
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...

David Bowie’s late revival belongs to a grand tradition dating back to Beethoven

Other
Frayn, A., & Durkin, R. (2017)
David Bowie’s late revival belongs to a grand tradition dating back to Beethoven. https://theconversation.com/david-bowies-late-revival-belongs-to-a-grand-tradition-dating-back-to-beethoven-71031
On David Bowie's Blackstar as embodying aspects of late style, as discussed by Theodor Adorno and Edward Said. https://theconversation.com/david-bowies-late-revival-belongs-t...

Medbøe/Eriksen/Halle - The Space Between

Other
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...