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Hails, J. (2003)
Lovesongs. London, UK
The research aims of this piece were to explore a tempo grid, using tempo ratios to construct a complex metrical texture in conjunction with the use of quotation to create for...

Cantus 1.

Hails, J. (2002)
Cantus 1. London, UK
The objective in writing Cantus 1 was to produce a very controlled piece of violin writing using a limited number of pitches, while the piano plays a very passive role, quietl...

Seven fans for Alma Mahler.

Dempster, K. (2002)
Seven fans for Alma Mahler
"Seven Fans for Alma Mahler" is based on the tumultuous love affair between Oskar Kokoschka and Gustav Mahler's widow, and on the seven beautiful fans he painted for her throu...

Chamber music performances with the Edinburgh Quartet.

Exhibition / Performance
Ashton, N., Beeston, M., Burrin, P., & Mutter, C. (2002)
Chamber music performances with the Edinburgh Quartet. Performed at Edinburgh. 23 May 2002 - 23 May 2002

Castle: By Fire and Sword.

Digital Artefact
Ferguson, P. (2002)
Castle: By Fire and Sword.

Chaconne: in memoriam Colin O'Riordan.

Exhibition / Performance
Ashton, N. (2002)
Chaconne: in memoriam Colin O'Riordan. Performed at Edinburgh. 5 February 2002 - 5 February 2002
No abstract available.

Der Heimat zu.

Hails, J. (2001)
Der Heimat zu. Cheltenham, UK
This piano piece is written using a floating, non-functional tonal language that recalls the other composers featured in the programme, while remaining recognisably modern. It...
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Sounding the chapel: performances of a new site-specific composition for Le Corbusier's Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut

2022 - 2023
Le Corbusier's Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most significant buildings of the 20th century. Invited to present my work in the space, a ...
Funder: Marchus Trust | Value: £2,960

The Sound Beneath Our Feet

2022 - 2022
This project will develop an immersive audio installation in which to experience sonified seismic data from volcanic activity. The environment will foster new ways of experiencing data from both scien...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £4,915

Improvisation Technologies and Creative Machines: The Performer-Instrument Relational Milieu

2022 - 2023
This practice-led, artistic research study traces theoretical and practical understandings that explore the technicity and performance-practice of musical improvisation and builds upon the lead’s prio...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £5,000

Mountain Biking Data Sonification

2021 - 2023
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

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

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

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

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

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
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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...