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Locating project studios and studio projects

Slater, Mark



Via a longitudinal case study of a studio project (Middlewood Sessions, 2004–12), this research explores processes of music-making in the increasingly prevalent context of the project studio to give an insight into contemporary music-making practices. Predicated upon technologies of decreasing size but increasing processing power, project studios represent a diversification of musical creativity in terms of the persons and locations of music production. Increasingly mobile technologies lead to increasingly mobile practices of music production, which presents a challenge to the seemingly simple question: where is the project studio? In response, I propose an ontology of project-studio music-making that sets out what conditions have to be met for location, as an active proposition, to take place.


Slater, M. (2016). Locating project studios and studio projects. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 141(1), 167-202.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 4, 2016
Online Publication Date May 20, 2016
Publication Date May 20, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 15, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2016
Journal Journal of the Royal Musical Association
Print ISSN 0269-0403
Electronic ISSN 1471-6933
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 141
Issue 1
Pages 167-202
Keywords Music
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Royal Musical Association on 20/05/2016, available online:


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