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Genre and the cultural politics of territory: the live experience of free improvisation

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2012)
Genre and the cultural politics of territory: the live experience of free improvisation. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15, 427-441. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549412442671
This paper is concerned with the relationship between performers and audiences in the live performance of popular music, a relationship that is examined through the concept of...

News cultures and new social movements: radical journalism and the mainstream media.

Presentation / Conference
Atton, C. (2001, October)
News cultures and new social movements: radical journalism and the mainstream media. Paper presented at Scottish Media and Communication Association Annual Conference, Bridge of Allan
Radical media can be viewed as an extremely democratic form of communication, where people normally denied access to the mainstream media are able to speak on issues that conc...

Listening to 'difficult albums': specialist music fans and the popular avant-garde

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2012)
Listening to 'difficult albums': specialist music fans and the popular avant-garde. Popular Music, 31, 347-361. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143012000281
Difficulty is most often associated, not with popular music, but with the avant-garde. How do popular music listeners listen to albums that present compositional, performance...

Fanzines: enthusiastic production through popular culture

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2015)
Fanzines: enthusiastic production through popular culture. In C. Atton (Ed.), Routledge companion to alternative and community media, (437-444). Taylor & Francis (Routledge
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 ...

Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe

Conference Proceeding
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017)
Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Z. Moir, & C. Atton (Eds.), Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings, (v, vi
Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug...

Between the avant-garde and the popular: the discursive economy of Brian Eno’s musical practices

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2016)
Between the avant-garde and the popular: the discursive economy of Brian Eno’s musical practices. In S. Albiez, & D. Pattie (Eds.), Brian Eno: Oblique Music, (69-83). Bloomsbury Publishing
No abstract available.

Writing about popular music: continuity, change and convergence in a digital age.

Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2015)
Writing about popular music: continuity, change and convergence in a digital age. In F. Trumpi, & S. Obert (Eds.), Musikkritik: Historische Zugänge und systematische Perspektiven, (11-32). Mille Tre Verlag
No abstract available.

What can we learn from ‘unpopular’ music and its audiences?

Presentation / Conference
Atton, C. (2014, April)
What can we learn from ‘unpopular’ music and its audiences?. Paper presented at Studying Music: An International Conference in Honour of Simon Frith, University of Edinburgh
The sociology of popular music has tended to eschew conventional musicological approaches and instead to locate the listening experience as one rooted in social uses and pleas...

What is 'Alternative' Journalism?

Journal Article
Atton, C. (2003)
What is 'Alternative' Journalism?. Journalism, 4(3), 267-272. https://doi.org/10.1177/14648849030043001
No abstract available.
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Integrating multistylistic influences in a portfolio of compositions

2008 - date
My research involves the integration of elements from a variety of musical styles, with special emphasis on jazz and classical style...
Fraser Burke | Director of Studies: Mr. Ken Dempster | Second Supervisor: Dr Katrina Burton

Digital gardens with real toads: in what ways have heritage and digital practices fused to form hybrid methods in moving image design?

2011 - 2013
This thesis is a critical examination of my own creative practice ...
Dr Iain Macdonald | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

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...
Dr Haftor Medboe | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

Revelling in policy: between cultural and administrative festival imaginaries

2001 - 2009
Dr Kirstie Jamieson | Director of Studies: Matthew Turner | Second Supervisor: Prof Chris Atton

A Vast Shadow-House: David Lindsay's vision

2015 - date
Sean Martin | Director of Studies: Dr C. Paul Sellors | Second Supervisor: Dr Sarah Artt

Cultural intermediaries in the contemporary British music press

2013 - 2017
Luke Langlands | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton | Second Supervisor: Allan Boughey

A likeness of absence: photography and the contemporary visual culture of death in Athens

2007 - 2012
Dr Ariadne Xenou | Director of Studies: Dr Louise Milne | Second Supervisor: Carole Baker

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

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

Work on the move: mobilities of creativity and design ideation

2018 - date
Associate Professor Richard Firth | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton | Second Supervisor: Dr Paul Thompson

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

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