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Biography Mark Slater is a composer, producer and musicologist with an interest in the processes of how music is made, usually including uses of technology and improvisation in some way.

Whether working as a composer or producer, Dr Slater's work is fuelled by an exploration of spontaneity and collaboration - regardless of style. The focus of his music-making is on celebrating the abilities and idiosyncrasies of the musicians he works with.

As a writer, he interrogates the patterns and processes of music-making from theoretical and philosophical perspectives to understand something about what's going on when people make music.
Research Interests The overriding theme of my research and practice-as-research activity is the ‘poetics of recorded music’. All my work, whether practical creative outputs or scholarly publications, is concerned with how new music is made collaboratively and with some form of technology. Outputs include scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and interview pieces as well as recordings, broadcasts, and performances of original works. My work is both research and practice-as-research in which critical, conceptual, philosophical issues are explored from intellectual, creative and practical perspectives. The ideological implications of self-imposed constraint and the multiplicity of simultaneous resonances are the two most recurrent issues at stake in my work. As my work focusses on process, my musical outputs tend not to fit into neat stylistic categories of genre. Instead, my work is equally experimental in nature as it can be commercially oriented.
Scopus Author ID 55262963200