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Department of Music

Research expertise

Research Expertise

Musicology

British music and music criticism of the Victorian and Edwardian periods; hymnology.

Computational musicology; history and analysis of electronic music.

The psychology of musical listening; music and emotion.

The nineteenth-century symphony; the nineteenth-century piano concerto; the music of Anton Bruckner.

Popular music and performance analysis.

The history of electro-acoustic composition.

Adorno’s aesthetics of music; music and philosophy.

Issues of Renaissance Performance Practice.

Musical thought in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain; music and theology; music and evolutionary thought.

Russian and Soviet music; the music of Nikolai Myaskovsky; twentieth-century Irish music. 

Ethnomusicology

Hindustani classical music; performance analysis; music and entrainment.

Indian music; performance analysis.

Korean sacred music; music and ritual; music and shamanism. 

Theory and Analysis

Time and rhythm.

Theories of musical form; theories of nineteenth-century tonality; symphonic analysis. 

Performance

Renaissance Performance Practice (c. 1450-1640).

Classical and contemporary performance practice.

 Composition

Electronic music, live computer music, algorithmic composition.

Acoustic composition.

Electro-acoustic composition.

Acoustic composition (vocal, ensemble & orchestral), Music Notation, Orchestration.

Electro-acoustic composition.