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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...

Following the Instruments, Designers, and Users: The Case of the Fairlight CMI

Journal Article
Harkins, P. (2015)
Following the Instruments, Designers, and Users: The Case of the Fairlight CMI. Journal on the Art of Record Production,
The focus of this article is the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI), which is generally regarded as the first commercially available digital sampler. However, its des...

Floating Sanctuary

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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...

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 ...

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...

Following the Distributors: Syco Systems and the Selling of Musical Instruments.

Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2018, September)
Following the Distributors: Syco Systems and the Selling of Musical Instruments. Paper presented at Art of Record Production (ARP)/International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) UK & Ireland Branch Conference
Since the 1980s and 1990s, scholars in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and, more specifically, those adopting the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) approach have b...

Becoming a User? Science & Technology Studies (STS) and the Design/Use of Digital Synthesizer/Sampling Instruments

Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2018, June)
Becoming a User? Science & Technology Studies (STS) and the Design/Use of Digital Synthesizer/Sampling Instruments. Presented at Workshop on Objects of Electronic Sound & Music in Museums
This provocation will give an overview of a research project about the historical and contemporary uses of digital synthesizer/sampling instruments. One of the problems I face...

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
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The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974

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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...

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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...