Writing for Craigsbank (illustrated lecture with live performance)
Exhibition / Performance
Burton, K. Writing for Craigsbank (illustrated lecture with live performance)
[Illustrated lecture with live performance]. Exhibited at Edinburgh, Scotland. 30 November 2021 - 27 November 2017. (Unpublished
Following the premiere of my site-specific work for performance at Craigsbank Parish Church (originally titled Floating Sanctuary), I was invited to talk to the Church of Scot...
for St Albert's
Burton, K. (2021)
for St Albert's. Edinburgh, Scotland
A site-specific work informed by the architectural design of the Chapel of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh. The piece received multiple performances in the space on September 2...
The Sound of Architecture - Guest Blog Historic Environment Scotland
Burton, K. (2021)
The Sound of Architecture - Guest Blog Historic Environment Scotland. [Website]
Historic Environment Scotland published a guest blog about my site-specific compositions for three post-war and contemporary churches in Scotland.
The blog was published in J...
Studying Hybrid and Electronic Drum Kit Technologies
Stillie, B. (2021)
Studying Hybrid and Electronic Drum Kit Technologies. In M. Brennan, J. Michael Pignato, & D. Akira Stadnicki (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit (141-155). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Drum kit related technologies, such as such as sample pads, triggers or percussion controllers, have now become commonplace in the hybrid drum kit setups used by many drummers...
(Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and 'The PlayStation Generation'
Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2021, May)
(Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and 'The PlayStation Generation'. Paper presented at Annual Symposium of Music Scholars in Finland, Online
For many commentators over the last two decades, digitisation represents nothing short of a watershed moment in how music is produced, stored, and consumed. In this paper, I a...
The worst is yet to come: the psychological impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong music teachers
Cheng, L., & Lam, C. Y. (2021)
The worst is yet to come: the psychological impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong music teachers. Music Education Research, 23(2), 211-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2021.1906215
The COVID-19 pandemic has made online and distance learning the new normal at all levels of education. Music as a school subject that relies heavily on multimodal sensory and ...
A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education
Stillie, B., & Moir, Z. (2021)
A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education. In K. D. Cleland, & P. Fleet (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy: Before, In and Beyond Higher Education. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429276392-18
When musicians and music educators consider aural training, many of us have a tendency to imagine students transcribing melodic dictation, identifying chord progressions, inte...
Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production
Ferguson, P., & Hook, D. (2021)
Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production. In R. Hepworth-Sawyer, R. Toulson, & J. Paterson (Eds.), Innovation in Music: Future Opportunities (89-105). Abingdon: Routledge
In January 2013 the authors became early adopters of Focusrite RedNet. The RedNet Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces gave their studios and performance areas very flexible c...
Low-latency Networked Music Collaborations: Does ‘good enough’ do enough good?
Dylan Smith, G., Moir, Z., Ferguson, P., & Davies, G. (2020)
Low-latency Networked Music Collaborations: Does ‘good enough’ do enough good?. Journal of Network Music and Arts, 2(1),
LoLa is a cutting-edge technology that enables low latency, real-time collaborations across vast distances using high-bandwidth, low-jitter networks. It has the capacity to tr...
'Need we Say More': Contemporary Responses to the Fairlight CMI
Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2020, December)
'Need we Say More': Contemporary Responses to the Fairlight CMI. Paper presented at Sound Instruments and Sonic Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference, National Science & Media Museum, Bradford/Online
Often described as the first digital sampler, the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) was primarily a digital synthesizer and computer workstation. Launched in 1979, i...