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Promotion anxieties: Jazz promoters within the UK scene

Journal Article
Medbøe, H., & Moir, Z. (2017)
Promotion anxieties: Jazz promoters within the UK scene. Jazz Research Journal, 11(1), 7-27. https://doi.org/10.1558/jazz.32504
Definitions and roles of the promoter within the ecology of the music industries have over recent years become the subject of attention by academics working within the eld of...

Haphazard pathways: Students’ perceptions of their routes to music study in higher education in the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2018)
Haphazard pathways: Students’ perceptions of their routes to music study in higher education in the United Kingdom. Journal of Popular Music Education, 2(3), 199-216. doi:10.1386/jpme.2.3.199_1
This article reports on a qualitative study, which explored perceptions of fourteen first-year undergraduate music students in the United Kingdom regarding their secondary sch...

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 ...

Review of 'Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education'

Journal Article
Moir, Z. (2018)
Review of 'Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education'. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 11(2), 213-218. https://doi.org/10.1386/jmte.11.2.213_5
No abstract available.

Guest editorial

Journal Article
Platt, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018)
Guest editorial. Journal of Place Management and Development, 11(3), 262-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/jpmd-08-2018-131
Authors are guest editors of special issue of Journal to Place Management and Development.

Improvisation: Practical approaches for composers.

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2015, February)
Improvisation: Practical approaches for composers. Presented at Invited Guest Workshop
1 day workshop.

'Just Like Clarence' or 'Just Like Jimi': Issues surrounding creativity, originality, and pedagogy in pop and rock improvisation

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2014, April)
'Just Like Clarence' or 'Just Like Jimi': Issues surrounding creativity, originality, and pedagogy in pop and rock improvisation. Paper presented at Improvisation: Educational Perspectives
No abstract available.

Improving Access to Musical Activity for Young People

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2014, January)
Improving Access to Musical Activity for Young People. Presented at Invited Guest Lecture
No abstract available.

Guided Experience: Cochlear Implants and Music

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2013, February)
Guided Experience: Cochlear Implants and Music. Presented at Guided Experience Workshop
No abstract available.

The Impact of Health on Musical Experience in Post-War Britain: Cochlear Implant USers

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2012, May)
The Impact of Health on Musical Experience in Post-War Britain: Cochlear Implant USers. Presented at Invited Guest Lecture (Keynote
No abstract available.
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Multi-Gigabit European Research Network & Associated Services (eMusic)

2013 - 2015
This proposal details activities that will ensure the continued enhancement and ongoing operation of the leading-edge GÉANT network, supporting a range of network and added-value services, targeted at...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £13,417

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to support self-management of anxiety and depression following stroke: development and feasibility cluster randomised trial

2017 - 2018
: Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses teach people with long-term conditions (LTCs) skills such as meditation to help them self-manage anxiety an...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £646

ENSEMBLE Performing Together Apart: Enhancing Immersive Multi-Location Co-Performance in Real Time

2018 - 2018
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £58,268

Uncovering the Secrets of the Fairlight: The Device that Revolutionised Pop in the 1980s

2019 - 2020
This event is a rare opportunity to find out more about a musical instrument that was worth £100,000 in the 1980s when it was used in the making of records by Afrika Bambaataa, Kate Bush, and Frankie ...
Funder: University of London | Value: £799

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Research Project

2019 - 2022
This research project explores the interdependencies between stakeholders within the Scottish jazz and blues scenes through the gathering and processing of data from musicians, promoters, audiences an...
Funder: Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival | Value: £29,000

New directions in digital jazz studies: music information retrieval and AI support for jazz scholarship in digital archives

2021 - 2023
The key research questions that motivate this project may be framed this way: How can we increase the value of jazz archives by applying technology and developing methods for digital musicology and hu...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £30,017

Mountain Biking Data Sonification

2021 - 2021
We are embarking on a collaborative project between Music, the Sports, Exercise, and Health Science Research Group, and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCOS) in a project encouraging people to...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £971
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Real-time 3D graphic augmentation of music therapy sessions for people on the autism spectrum

2015 - 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
Dr John McGowan | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Iain McGregor

Hybridisation as an experiential phenomenon: A practice-based approach towards conceptualising musical hybridisation

2018 - 2021
James Hind | Director of Studies: Prof Haftor Medboe | Second Supervisor: Dr Zack Moir

Development of a 3D audio panning and realtime visualisation toolset using emerging technologies

2004 - 2010
Dr Paul Ferguson | Second Supervisor: Dr Gregory Leplatre

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

Cultural identity and transnational heritage in contemporary jazz: a practice-based study of composition and collaboration

2011 - 2013
This study focuses on three albums of original music performed and recorded by...
Prof Haftor Medboe | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

2009 - 2011
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Prof Jane Ali-Knight | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor

An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: social commentary, outsiderdom, locality and authenticity

2016 - 2018
Dr Dave Hook | Director of Studies: Prof Haftor Medboe

1995 - 1999
Prof Chris Atton
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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...

University Academic Publishes New Edited Volume on Popular Music Education

3 April 2019
Dr Zack Moir, lecturer in music, has just published his new edited volume ’The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices’, which features chapters from three other mem...

University Academics and Students Engage in Live Improvisation Over Networks at Prestigious International Conference

2 April 2019
Can a network performance be defined, planned and executed in 90 minutes? Teams of attendees and remote performers at the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop in Prague were tasked with creatin...

Music students take on trans-atlantic music composition project with students in New Jersey

28 January 2019
Zack Moir and Bryden Stillie from music have, in collaboration with Andy Krikun from Bergen Community College in New Jersey, USA, launched an international songwriting/composition project. Each of the...

Festival Promoters Symposium - Continental Drift Conference: Festivals Edition

13 July 2018
A symposium event organised Edinburgh Napier University in association with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. 14 JULY, 2018, 12:00 – 16:00 AT TEVIOT ROW, EDINBURGH Continental Drift presents an a...

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.

Edinburgh Napier academic uses personal experience of living with diabetes to inspire composition

3 July 2018
An Edinburgh Napier academic is using his personal experience of living with diabetes to fuel his passion for making music. Dr Zack Moir, lecturer in popular music at the University, was diagnosed wit...

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...