Professor Martin Clayton
Martin Clayton is Professor in Ethnomusicology in Durham University. He studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, where he obtained degrees in Music and Hindi (BA, 1988) and Ethnomusicology (PhD, 1993). His research interests include Hindustani (North Indian) classical music, rhythmic analysis, comparative musicology and early field recordings, British-Asian music and Western music in India. He previously worked at the Open University, and has taught a wide range of ethnomusicological courses at numerous other UK universities, besides contributing to OU teaching materials, and worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He was a member of the Music sub-panel for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Professor Clayton directed the "Experience and meaning in music performance" research project, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Award Council. He is also co-organiser of a British Academy-funded international network dedicated to the study of entrainment in music, with Dr Ian Cross (University of Cambridge) and Professor Udo Will (Ohio State University).
Martin is also currently a committee member of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM), and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Music Analysis and Music Performance Research.
- Clayton, Martin (2007). Music, time and place: Essays in comparative musicology. Delhi: B.R.Rhythms.
- Clayton, Martin (2000). Time in Indian Music: rhythm, metre and form in North Indian rag performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Clayton, Martin, Herbert, Trevor & Middleton, Richard (2012). The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction (Second Edition). Routledge.
- Clayton, Martin (2008). Music, Words, and Voice: a reader. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Clayton, Martin & Zon, Bennett (2007). Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s to 1940s: Portrayal of the East. Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Aldershot: Ashgate.
- Clayton, Martin, Herbert, Trevor & Middleton, Richard (2003). The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction. New York: Routledge.
Essays in edited volumes
- Fatone, Gina A., Clayton, Martin, Leante, Laura & Rahaim, Matt (2011). 'Imagery, melody and gesture in cross-cultural perspective'. In New Perspectives on Music and Gesture. Gritten, Anthony & King, Elaine Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 203-220.
- Clayton, Martin (2009). 'Local practice, global network: The guitar in India as a case study'. In Theorizing the local: Music, practice and experience in South Asia and beyond. Wolf, Richard K. New York: Oxford University Press. 65-78.
- Clayton, Martin (2009). 'The social and personal functions of music in cross-cultural perspective'. In The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Hallam, Susan, Cross, Ian & Thaut, Michel Oxford: Oxford University Press. 35-44.
- Dahl, Sofia, Bevilacqua, Frederic, Bresin, Roberto, Clayton, Martin, Leante, Laura, Poggi, Isabella & Rasamimanana, Nicolas (2009). Gestures in performance. In Musical Gestures: sound, movement, and meaning. Godoy, Rolf Inge & Leman, Marc Routledge. 36-68.
- Clayton, Martin (2008). 'Toward an ethnomusicology of sound experience'. In The New(Ethno)musicologies. Stobart, Henry Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. 135-169.
- Clayton, Martin (2007). 'Musical Renaissance and its Margins in England and India, 1874–1914'. In Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s to 1940s: Portrayal of the East. Clayton, Martin & Zon, Bennett Aldershot: Ashgate. 71-93
- Clayton, Martin (2005). 'Communication in Indian raga performance'. In Musical Communication. Miell, Dorothy Hargreaves, David & MacDonald, Raymond Oxford: Oxford University Press. 361-381.
- Clayton, Martin (2003). Comparing music, comparing musicology. In The cultural study of music: a critical introduction. Clayton, Martin, Herbert, Trevor & Middleton, Richard New York: Routledge. 57-68.
- Clayton, Martin (2001). 'Introduction: towards a theory of musical meaning (in India and elsewhere)'. In Music and Meaning: Special issue of British Journal of Ethnomusicology. Clayton, Martin Routledge. 10/1: 1-17.
- Clayton, Martin (2001). Rock to Raga: the many lives of the Indian guitar. In Guitar Cultures. Bennett, Andy & Dawe, Kevin Oxford, UK: Berg. 179-208.
- Clayton, Martin (1996). 'It never rains here in April. Filming music in Pune'. India Magazine
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Clayton, Martin et al. (1997). Conference Proceedings. Music Studies and Cultural Difference, Open University.
Edited works: journals
- Clayton, Martin (2001). 'Music and Meaning'. Special issue of British Journal of Ethnomusicology, 10 (1).
Journal papers: academic
- Angelis, Vassilis, Holland, Simon, Upton, Paul J & Clayton, Martin (2012). Testing a computational model of rhythm perception using polyrhythmic stimuli. Journal of New Music Research 2012(iFirst article): 1-14.
- Clayton, Martin (2009). Crossing Boundaries and Bridging Gaps: thoughts on relationships between ethnomusicology and music psychology. Empirical Musicology Review 4(2): 75-77.
- Clayton, Martin (2007). 'Observing entrainment in music performance: video-based observational analysis of Indian musicians’ tanpura playing and beat marking'. Musicae Scientiae 11(1): 27-59.
- Clayton, Martin (2007). 'Time, gesture and attention in a khyal performance'. Asian Music 38(2): 71-96.
- Clayton, Martin, Sager, Rebecca & Will, Udo (2005). 'In time with the music: the concept of entrainment and its significance for ethnomusicology'. European Meetings in Ethnomusicology 11 (ESEM Counterpoint 1): 1-82.
- Clayton, Martin (2002). Teaching Indian music at a distance: a perspective from the UK. Journal of the Indian Musicological Society 33: 36-41.
- Clayton, Martin (1999). 'A. H. Fox Strangways and the Music of Hindostan: revisiting historical field recordings'. Journal of the Royal Musical Association 124: 86-118.
- Clayton, Martin (1998). "You can't fuse yourself": Contemporary British-Asian music and the musical expression of identity. East European Meetings in Ethnomusicology 5: 73-87.
- Clayton, Martin (1997). Le metre et le tal dans la musique de l'Inde du Nord. (translated by Georges Goormaghtigh). Cahiers de Musiques Traditionelles 10: 169-189.
- Clayton, Martin (1996). Ethnographic Wax Cylinders at the British Library National Sound Archive: A Brief History and Description of the Collection. British Journal of Ethnomusicology 5(1): 67-92.
- Clayton, Martin (1996). Free Rhythm: Ethnomusicology and the Study of Music Without Metre. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 59(2): 323-332.
- Clayton, Martin (1993). Two gat Forms for the sitār: A Case Study in the Rhythmic Analysis of North Indian Music. British Journal of Ethnomusicology 2(1): 75-98.
Journal papers: online
- Clayton, Martin (2012). What is entrainment? Definition and applications in musical research. Empirical Musicology Review 7(1-2): 49-56.
- Lucas, Glaura, Clayton, Martin & Leante, Laura (2011). 'Inter-group entrainment in Afro-Brazilian Congado ritual'. Empirical Musicology Review 6(2): 75-102.
Other media: research
- Clayton, Martin & Sahasrabuddhe, Veena (1999). 'Khyal: Classical singing of North India' (DVD).
- Clayton, Martin & Sahasrabuddhe, Veena (1999). 'Khyal: Classical Singing of North India' Accompanying booklet.
- Clayton, Martin & Cook, Simon (1999). 'Wayang Golék: Performing arts of Sunda (West Java)' (DVD).
- Clayton, Martin & Cook, Simon (1999). 'Wayang Golék: Performing arts of Sunda (West Java)' Accompanying booklet.
- Clayton, Martin & Sawhney, Nitin et al. (1997). 'Artworks: The Raj 50 Years On'.