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Nightports, 'Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne' (2018)
Digital Artefact
Slater, M., Martin, A., & Bourne, M. (2018). Nightports, 'Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne'

A 45-minute album exploring the concept of restriction in collaboration with pianist Matthew Bourne. Liner notes (introduction): Nightports is based on a simple but unbreakable rule of restriction: only sounds produced by the featured musician ca... Read More

Locating project studios and studio projects (2016)
Journal Article
Slater, M. (2016). Locating project studios and studio projects. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 141(1), 167-202. doi:10.1080/02690403.2016.1151241

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... Read More

Nightports, 'Depart' (2015)
Digital Artefact
Slater, M., & Martin, A. (2015). Nightports, 'Depart'

A 60-minute studio album exploring the underlying concept of restriction in original musical creativity. Liner notes (introduction): Arrive. Move. Shift. Change. Depart. All sounds come from Emily. No other sound sources are permitted. Only sou... Read More

Nests, arcs and cycles in the lifespan of a studio project (2014)
Journal Article
Slater, M. (2015). Nests, arcs and cycles in the lifespan of a studio project. Popular music, 34(1), 67-93. doi:10.1017/S0261143014000683

Middlewood Sessions produced a kind of popular music that infuses the timbral aesthetics of jazz and orchestral music with the driving rhythms of dance music. This studio project, lasting for almost eight years, provided a rich resource for gaining i... Read More

A conceptual foundation for understanding musico-technological creativity (2012)
Journal Article
Slater, M., & Martin, A. (2012). A conceptual foundation for understanding musico-technological creativity. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 5(1), 59-76. doi:10.1386/jmte.5.1.59_1

The point of departure for this article is the observation that increasing numbers of people are using technologies to create music. This rise in activity correlates directly with the proliferation of increasingly miniaturized music technologies whic... Read More

Timbre and non-radical didacticism in the Streets' A grand don't come for free: a poetic-ecological model (2011)
Journal Article
Slater, M. (2011). Timbre and non-radical didacticism in the Streets' A grand don't come for free: a poetic-ecological model. Music Analysis, 30(2-3), 360-395. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2249.2011.00317.x

This article investigates the status and function of timbre by proposing a poetic-ecological model, which seeks to encapsulate the intersections between and applications of three theoretical territories: poetics, ecological theory and spectromorpholo... Read More