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Contextual incongruity and musical congruity: the aesthetics and humour of mash-ups

Journal Article
Brøvig-Hanssen, R., & Harkins, P. (2012)
Contextual incongruity and musical congruity: the aesthetics and humour of mash-ups. Popular Music, 31, 87-104. https://doi.org/10.1017/S026114301100047X
The academic literature on mash-ups has been dominated by discussions about issues relating to their illegal nature and infringement of copyright. We aim to appraise this musi...

Towards a fusion of western classical/contemporary and traditional Scots bagpipe composition techniques: "Manntaireachd".

Thesis
Davidson, L. Towards a fusion of western classical/contemporary and traditional Scots bagpipe composition techniques: "Manntaireachd". (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6492
The body of research that this document accompanies and which forms a folio of compositions has sought to develop a new type of music utilising elements from both the western ...

Towards a notion of cultural soundscape as an informant to original music composition - with particular reference to that of the Maltese Islands

Thesis
Zammit, V. Towards a notion of cultural soundscape as an informant to original music composition - with particular reference to that of the Maltese Islands. (Thesis)
Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6048
In this folio of compositions, which includes orchestral, chamber, electroacoustic and solo pieces, an attempt was made to capture some aspects that constitute the Maltese cul...

Can Music be Digitised? Samplers, Democratisation, and 'the Digital Age'

Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2018, December)
Can Music be Digitised? Samplers, Democratisation, and 'the Digital Age'. Paper presented at Music, Digitalisation, and Democracy
Rather than an abrupt or revolutionary shift from analogue to digital, I will argue in this paper that the use of digital technologies such as samplers have been part of a mor...

Cultures of Listening: The popular aesthetics of 'difficult music'.

Presentation / Conference
Atton, C. (2013, October)
Cultures of Listening: The popular aesthetics of 'difficult music'
Difficulty and complexity are values most often associated with a modernist avant-garde of ‘serious’ music. Their presence in popular music tends to attract the opprobrium of...

Da capo: A musical technique to evoke narrative recall

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Cortazzi, M., & Jin, L. (2014)
Da capo: A musical technique to evoke narrative recall. Psychology of Music, 42(4), 483-502. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735613480257
This article proposes the use of recorded music chosen by researchers to elicit participant accounts of life experiences, a technique we name ‘da capo recall.’ Fifteen mainlan...

Clarinet and String Quartet.

Exhibition / Performance
Beeston, M., Bailey, M., Burrin, P., Mutter, C., & Dempster, K. (2006)
Clarinet and String Quartet. Performed at Edinburgh. 10 June 2006 - 10 June 2006
No abstract available.

Fan discourse and the construction of noise music as a genre

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2011)
Fan discourse and the construction of noise music as a genre. Journal of Popular Music Studies, 23, 324-342
Recent theoretical interest in Noise has drawn attention to the difficulties of making sense of it as a musical practice. Various claims have been made: Noise challenges the ...

Groovin’ High and Low: exploring the jazz vernacular.

Presentation / Conference
Medbøe, H. (2013, April)
Groovin’ High and Low: exploring the jazz vernacular. Paper presented at Rhythm Changes 2013, Salford UK
Debate over origin and authenticity aside, the musical language of jazz is today spoken and understood amongst a diversity of communities the world over. Standard repertoire, ...

Kenneth Leighton, Quartets 1 & 2, Seven Variations for String Quartet op. 43.

Digital Artefact
Burrin, P., Bailey, M., Beeston, M., & Stanzeleit, S. (2002)
Kenneth Leighton, Quartets 1 & 2, Seven Variations for String Quartet op. 43
Edinburgh Quartet play the quartet works of the highly respected Kenneth Leighton. "Their infinite ability to sustain and constantly to change colour make them a perfect vehic...

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