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Finding the Female Users: A Feminist Historiography of the Fairlight CMI (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P., & Blackburn, M. (2022, June). Finding the Female Users: A Feminist Historiography of the Fairlight CMI. Paper presented at Rethinking the History of Technology-based Music, University of Huddersfield

The story of the Fairlight CMI, a digital synthesizer that was designed in Sydney, Australia in the mid-to-late 1970s, is dominated by a few high-profile male users: Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder. In both academic and popular histo... Read More about Finding the Female Users: A Feminist Historiography of the Fairlight CMI.

Writing for Craigsbank (illustrated lecture with live performance) (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Burton, K. Writing for Craigsbank (illustrated lecture with live performance). [Illustrated lecture with live performance]. Exhibited at Edinburgh, Scotland. 30 November 2021 - 27 November 2017. (Unpublished)

Following the premiere of my site-specific work for performance at Craigsbank Parish Church (originally titled Floating Sanctuary), I was invited to talk to the Church of Scotland's Committee on Church Art and Architecture.

for St Albert's (2021)
Other
Burton, K. (2021). for St Albert's. Edinburgh, Scotland

A site-specific work informed by the architectural design of the Chapel of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh. The piece received multiple performances in the space on September 29th 2018, as part of Edinburgh's Doors open Day programme. The performers w... Read More about for St Albert's.

The Sound of Architecture - Guest Blog Historic Environment Scotland (2021)
Digital Artefact
Burton, K. (2021). The Sound of Architecture - Guest Blog Historic Environment Scotland. [Website]

Historic Environment Scotland published a guest blog about my site-specific compositions for three post-war and contemporary churches in Scotland. The blog was published in June 2020 as a response to the Covid pandemic, facilitating opportunities... Read More about The Sound of Architecture - Guest Blog Historic Environment Scotland.

Studying Hybrid and Electronic Drum Kit Technologies (2021)
Book Chapter
Stillie, B. (2021). Studying Hybrid and Electronic Drum Kit Technologies. In M. Brennan, J. Michael Pignato, & D. Akira Stadnicki (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit (141-155). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Drum kit related technologies, such as such as sample pads, triggers or percussion controllers, have now become commonplace in the hybrid drum kit setups used by many drummers . For many drummers, these technologies are no longer considered an ‘addit... Read More about Studying Hybrid and Electronic Drum Kit Technologies.

(Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and 'The PlayStation Generation' (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2021, May). (Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and 'The PlayStation Generation'. Paper presented at Annual Symposium of Music Scholars in Finland, Online

For many commentators over the last two decades, digitisation represents nothing short of a watershed moment in how music is produced, stored, and consumed. In this paper, I address claims around the democratisation of music making with the advent of... Read More about (Dis)locating Democratisation: Grime, Digitalisation, and 'The PlayStation Generation'.

The worst is yet to come: the psychological impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong music teachers (2021)
Journal Article
Cheng, L., & Lam, C. Y. (2021). The worst is yet to come: the psychological impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong music teachers. Music Education Research, 23(2), 211-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2021.1906215

The COVID-19 pandemic has made online and distance learning the new normal at all levels of education. Music as a school subject that relies heavily on multimodal sensory and auditory-motor interactions has been dramatically affected. Music teachers... Read More about The worst is yet to come: the psychological impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong music teachers.

A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education (2021)
Book Chapter
Stillie, B., & Moir, Z. (2021). A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education. In K. D. Cleland, & P. Fleet (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy: Before, In and Beyond Higher Education. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429276392-18

When musicians and music educators consider aural training, many of us have a tendency to imagine students transcribing melodic dictation, identifying chord progressions, intervals, and cadences by ear, and otherwise training to recognize the aural f... Read More about A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education.

Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production (2021)
Book Chapter
Ferguson, P., & Hook, D. (2021). Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production. In R. Hepworth-Sawyer, R. Toulson, & J. Paterson (Eds.), Innovation in Music: Future Opportunities (89-105). Abingdon: Routledge

In January 2013 the authors became early adopters of Focusrite RedNet. The RedNet Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces gave their studios and performance areas very flexible connectivity and this was presented at the first Innovation in Music confere... Read More about Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production.

Low-latency Networked Music Collaborations: Does ‘good enough’ do enough good? (2020)
Journal Article
Dylan Smith, G., Moir, Z., Ferguson, P., & Davies, G. (2020). Low-latency Networked Music Collaborations: Does ‘good enough’ do enough good?. Journal of Network Music and Arts, 2(1),

LoLa is a cutting-edge technology that enables low latency, real-time collaborations across vast distances using high-bandwidth, low-jitter networks. It has the capacity to transform how music is made and experienced. It has been utilized on a relati... Read More about Low-latency Networked Music Collaborations: Does ‘good enough’ do enough good?.

'Need we Say More': Contemporary Responses to the Fairlight CMI (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Harkins, P. (2020, December). 'Need we Say More': Contemporary Responses to the Fairlight CMI. Paper presented at Sound Instruments and Sonic Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference, National Science & Media Museum, Bradford/Online

Often described as the first digital sampler, the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) was primarily a digital synthesizer and computer workstation. Launched in 1979, it was one of the technologies that were used to re-shape the practices of m... Read More about 'Need we Say More': Contemporary Responses to the Fairlight CMI.

Shanshui (2020)
Other
Cheng, L. (2020). Shanshui. Hong Kong

Shanshui is a work for flute and interactive media. Through the reception of sonic artefacts from the flutist during the performance, the software programme dedicatedly developed for this piece transforms the flute voice into visual artefacts that de... Read More about Shanshui.

Performing with Drum Kit Technologies (Advanced) (2020)
Book Chapter
Stillie, B. (2020). Performing with Drum Kit Technologies (Advanced). In A. P. bell (Ed.), The Music Technology Cookbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP)

This chapter describes an approach that introduces students to the features and musical affordances of drum kit technologies. Students learn how to use percussion controllers and electronic drum triggers, in conjunction with music software they have... Read More about Performing with Drum Kit Technologies (Advanced).

Music classroom as the shifting ground for patriotism: National Anthem Law in Hong Kong (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Cheng, L. (2020). Music classroom as the shifting ground for patriotism: National Anthem Law in Hong Kong. In Proceedings of the 20th International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Policy: Culture, Media and Education (65-72)

Music as an expressive art form can convey meaning and carry emotional associations. It can promote universal values such as anti-war and equality, or political ideology including both pro- and anti-establishment sentiments. As a result, various coun... Read More about Music classroom as the shifting ground for patriotism: National Anthem Law in Hong Kong.

Learner autonomy in music performance practices (2020)
Journal Article
Cheng, L., Wong, P. W. Y., & Lam, C. Y. (2020). Learner autonomy in music performance practices. British Journal of Music Education, 37(3), 234-246. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0265051720000170

The language of music shares a number of basic processing mechanisms with natural languages, yet studies of learner autonomy in music education are rare. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of fostering music students’ learner autonomy in per... Read More about Learner autonomy in music performance practices.

Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, August). Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Paper presented at International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki

Secondary music courses in Scotland currently do not provide applicants with the necessary knowledge, understanding or skillsets to be able to engage with music study at HE. Based on research conducted by the authors in 2016, it is clear that there i... Read More about Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers.

Free Improvisation As Radical Musicing in Higher Popular Music Education: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Space (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, August). Free Improvisation As Radical Musicing in Higher Popular Music Education: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Space. Paper presented at International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki

Moir, Z. (2020, August). Free Improvisation As Radical Musicing in Higher Popular Music Education: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Space. Paper presented at International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki.

Social Inequalities in Music Education: Whose Problem? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, July). Social Inequalities in Music Education: Whose Problem?. Paper presented at Association For Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh

Moir, Z. (2020, July). Social Inequalities in Music Education: Whose Problem?. Paper presented at Association For Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh.

Free Improvisation as Radical Musicking: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Higher Popular Music Education (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z. (2020, July). Free Improvisation as Radical Musicking: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Higher Popular Music Education. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh

Moir, Z. (2020, July). Free Improvisation as Radical Musicking: Community, Belonging, and Dialogic Higher Popular Music Education. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh.