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Exploring wellbeing and creativity through collaborative composition as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture (2019)
Journal Article
Waddington-Jones, C., King, A., & Burnard, P. (2019). Exploring wellbeing and creativity through collaborative composition as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00548

Several studies have highlighted the positive effects of group music-making and have suggested that it may be the creative and social aspects of such activities, which have a positive effect on participants’ wellbeing. Collaborative composition offer... Read More

Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences among student-musicians: A three-wave longitudinal study (2019)
Journal Article
Hill, A. P., Burland, K., King, E. C., & Pitts, S. E. (in press). Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences among student-musicians: A three-wave longitudinal study. Psychology of music, doi:10.1177/0305735618824155

Research has found perfectionism to be related to emotional experiences among amateur, professional, and adolescent musicians. In examining these relationships, previous research has exclusively measured perfectionism as a trait and employed cross-se... Read More

Production perspectives of heavy metal record producers (2018)
Journal Article
Thomas, N., & King, A. (in press). Production perspectives of heavy metal record producers. Popular music, ISSN 0261-1430

The study of the recorded artefact from a musicological perspective continues to unfold through contemporary research. Whilst an understanding of the scientific elements of recorded sound is well documented the exploration of the artistic nature of t... Read More

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

Cozarinsky's La guerre d'un seul homme and musical categories : (Re)-framing Pfitzner, Strauss, Schreker, and Schoenberg cinematically (2017)
Book Chapter
Binns, A. (2018). Cozarinsky's La guerre d'un seul homme and musical categories : (Re)-framing Pfitzner, Strauss, Schreker, and Schoenberg cinematically. In N. Attfield, & B. Winters (Eds.), Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical EarTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

The framing of music, especially that of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is bound up not only with the effects of the two World Wars that (dis)figured the period but also with the discourse on musical value and identity within whic... Read More

'Sounding' Japanese : traditions of music in Japanese cinema (2017)
Book Chapter
Binns, A. (2017). 'Sounding' Japanese : traditions of music in Japanese cinema. In M. Mera, R. Sadoff, & B. Winters (Eds.), The Routledge companion to screen music and sound, 428-439. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

The cinema of Japan, known as nihon eiga [日本映画] is vast and is not easily encapsulated because of the wide range of cultural practices that have informed its identity, including the music it deployed. And yet, it arguably presents a distinctive s... Read More

In dub conference : empathy, groove and technology in Jamaican popular music (2017)
Book Chapter
Oliver, R. (2017). In dub conference : empathy, groove and technology in Jamaican popular music. In Music and empathyTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter will discuss empathic aspects of the way that groove occurs in Jamaican popular music (hereafter ‘JPM’), focusing initially on the stylistically specific relationship between the drums and the bass (as well as other instruments in the en... Read More

Book review: Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. By Jeffrey Swinkin. (2017)
Journal Article
King, E. C. (2017). Book review: Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. By Jeffrey Swinkin. Music and Letters, 98(1), 165-167. https://doi.org/10.1093/ml/gcx017

Review of Performative Analysis: Reimagining Music Theory for Performance. By Jeffrey Swinkin. Pp. vii+ 263. Eastman Studies in Music. (University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY, and Woodbridge, 2016. £60. ISBN 978-1-58046-526-7.)

The Routledge companion to music, technology, and education (2017)
Book
(2017). The Routledge companion to music, technology, and education. doi:10.4324/9781315686431

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Rather than following a procedural how-to approach, this com... Read More

Framing jazz: thoughts on representation and embodiment (2016)
Book Chapter
Elsdon, P. (2016). Framing jazz: thoughts on representation and embodiment. In B. Heile, P. Elsdon, & J. Doctor (Eds.), Watching jazz: Encounters with jazz performance on screen, 37-56. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0002

Abstract: Audiovisual representations of jazz performances provide us with more information than audio recordings. The camera not only allows us access to music performances, it also constructs vantage points by framing its subjects in specific ways.... 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

Music, technology, and education: Critical perspectives (2016)
Book
(2016). Music, technology, and education: Critical perspectives

The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume dr... Read More

Plug-in to fear: game biosensors and negative physiological responses to music (2015)
Journal Article
Mitchell, H. (2015). Plug-in to fear: game biosensors and negative physiological responses to music. Music and the moving image, 8(1), 37-57. doi:10.5406/musimoviimag.8.1.0037

The games industry is beginning to embark on an ambitious journey into the world of biometric gaming in search of more exciting and immersive gaming experiences. Whether or not biometric game technologies hold the key to unlock the “ultimate gaming e... Read More

Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge (2015)
Journal Article
Mitchell, H. R. (2015). Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge. Leonardo music journal : LMJ : journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 25(25), 21-24. doi:10.1162/LMJ_a_00928

In 2012, the U.K. government launched its Dementia Challenge, authorizing additional funding for dementia research and health care. The search for curative medicines is ongoing, but scientific research reveals evidence that music can play a positive... Read More

Technology as a vehicle (tool and practice) for developing diverse creativities (2015)
Book
King, A. (2015). Technology as a vehicle (tool and practice) for developing diverse creativities. In Activating Diverse Musical Creativities, 203-222. London: Bloomsbury Academic. doi:10.5040/9781474220316.ch-011

Burnard’s seminal work, Musical Creativities in Practice, has begun to change the way creativity is viewed in music (2012) . In this work Burnard rejects the view of a single concept of creativity that encompasses all aspects of music and instead pro... 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

Heuristics for expressive performance (2014)
Book
Prior, H., & Leech-Wilkinson, D. (2014). Heuristics for expressive performance. In R. Timmers, D. Fabian, & E. Schubert (Eds.), Expressiveness in musical performance: Empirical approaches across styles and culturesOxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0003

This chapter discusses concepts and terms that professional musicians find useful in preparing for and talking and thinking about expressive performance. An example is “shape,” which, as recent research has shown, is immensely flexible and useful for... Read More