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(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...

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...

How do I get the grades creativity and conflicts of motivation risk and reward.

Book Chapter
Stefanie, R. (2019)
How do I get the grades creativity and conflicts of motivation risk and reward. In Z. Moir, B. Powell, & G. D. Smith (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices, 395-413. Bloomsbury Publishing
This chapter discusses the thought processes behind learning, teaching, and assessment (LTA) of creativity as a set of skills and processes. I utilize the work I have done in ...

Developing an HE Aligned Music Curriculum

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2019, June)
Developing an HE Aligned Music Curriculum. Presented at Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference 2019
Abstract not available.

Cultural Invasion, False Generosity, and Fear of Freedom: A Freirean Critique of Popular Music in Higher Education

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2019, June)
Cultural Invasion, False Generosity, and Fear of Freedom: A Freirean Critique of Popular Music in Higher Education. Presented at Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference 2019
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Book Launch Panel for 'The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices'

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2019, June)
Book Launch Panel for 'The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices'. Presented at Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference 2019
Abstract not available.

International Online Collaborative Music Making

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., Stillie, B., & Krikun, A. (2019, June)
International Online Collaborative Music Making. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference 2019
Abstract not available.

Routes to Higher Popular Music Education: Curricular Alignment, Autodidacticism, and Access.

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B., & Moir, Z. (2017, February)
Routes to Higher Popular Music Education: Curricular Alignment, Autodidacticism, and Access. Paper presented at Music Research Seminar Series
The presence of popular music has, in recent decades, ‘grown in schools, colleges and universities’. While the authors are encouraged by the increase in popular music in form...

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...

Appropriation, Additive Approaches and Accidents: The Sampler as Compositional Tool and Recording Dislocation

Journal Article
Harkins, P. (2010)
Appropriation, Additive Approaches and Accidents: The Sampler as Compositional Tool and Recording Dislocation. Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, 1(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.5429/2079-3871%282010%29v1i2.3en
Brian Eno describes the recording studio as a compositional tool that has enabled composers to enjoy a more direct relationship with sound. This article will explore the use o...
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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...