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Cult Sound Studies: hand claps, orchestra hits, and the production of popular music

Journal Article
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

Journal Article
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

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 ...

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

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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...

Transmission Loss and Found: The Sampler as Compositional Tool

Journal Article
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

Digital Artefact
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

Book Chapter
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...

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...

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Music team and technology helps bring twins virtually together for the BBC World Service 'Digital Planet' programme

5 September 2019
Edinburgh Napier and the Royal College of Music has helped bring musicians virtually together as part of a special 18th birthday edition of the BBC World Service’s Digital Planet programme. Led in E...

Dr Zack Moir Elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Association for Popular Music Education

26 June 2019
Dr Zack Moir from Music has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Popular Music Education, which is an international organisation with a mission to promote and advance...

Brutal or Beautiful: Edinburgh Napier team encourages different view of modernist buildings

6 July 2018
A team from Edinburgh Napier is encouraging members of the public to view brutalist architecture in a different light – through the use of music and design.

Exhibition - 40th Anniversary of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

1 July 2018
An exhibition of photography, print and ephemera relating to forty years of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival curated by Dr Haftor Medbøe, Associate Professor of Music at Edinburgh Napier University and...

Music and Design Staff Showcase their Work at the Architecture Fringe

11 June 2018
The SituLab Research Group (Dr Katrina Burton, Dr Samantha Vettese, Dr Kathy Vones) and invited musician, Joanna Stark presented their ongoing project into how the public respond to modern architectur...

Alba New Music Festival 2017

5 October 2017
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 Beaudoin, Mor...

Lecturer in Music is Editor of Recently 'Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education'

24 January 2017
Dr Zack Moir from music is one of the editors of the recently published 'Routledge Research Handbook of Popular Music Education', which is a new edited volume containing contributions from a wide rang...