Cult Sound Studies: hand claps, orchestra hits, and the production of popular music
Harkins, P. (2019)
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
No abstract available.
The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974
Anderton, C., & Atton, C. (2020)
The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974. Rock Music Studies, 7(1), 8-22. 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...
for St Gabriel's
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 ...
David Bowie’s late revival belongs to a grand tradition dating back to Beethoven
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.
Transmission Loss and Found: The Sampler as Compositional Tool
Harkins, P. (2009)
Transmission Loss and Found: The Sampler as Compositional Tool. Journal on the Art of Record Production, 4,
This article explores the use of the digital sampler as one of the studio tools that forms part of this creative process and focuses on interviews with a group of Edinburgh mu...
'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...
Sir James Macmillan/Hebrides Ensemble LoLa Research between UK and Italy
Ferguson, P. (2015)
Sir James Macmillan/Hebrides Ensemble LoLa Research between UK and Italy. [Video]
This video documents the use of Edinburgh Napier University's low-latency research by Sir James Macmillan and the Hebrides Ensemble. The resulting Macmillan Horn Quintet mast...
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...
(Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and ‘The PlayStation Generation’
Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2020, May)
(Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and ‘The PlayStation Generation’. Paper presented at London Calling IASPM UK & Ireland Conference, Online/University of West London
For many commentators over the last two decades, digitisation represents nothing short of a watershed moment in how music is produced, stored, and consumed. Just as the era of...
Burton, K. (2017)
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...