Paul Draper

Paul Draper
Griffith University · Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

Doctor of Education (EdD)

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Additional affiliations
February 1996 - present
Griffith University
Position
  • Professor in artistic research
Description
  • Paul Draper is a professor of artistic research and program director of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Queensland Conservatorium. He is a jazz musician, composer and record producer.
Education
March 1997 - June 2000
QUT
Field of study
  • Education
February 1996 - December 1996
Griffith University
Field of study
  • education

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Publications (43)
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This paper explores recent developments in relation to doctoral research training in music. Drawing on the findings of a case-study of a recently established practice-led doctorate at an Australian conservatoire, we offer insights into the attributes of its expanding cohort. We interrogate a blended research training structure of academic supervisi...
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This paper presents the final stages of a two-year action research project, where a number of insights into a single recording endeavour have been published along the way (Draper & Emmerson, 2009; Draper, 2010). The music itself dates from 1908, regarded by many as a landmark in the history of European Modernism, with some of the 20th century’s mos...
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The idea of ‘artistic research’ is increasingly gaining acceptance in the academy, one of its characteristics being that it accepts subjectivity (aka ‘little r’ research) as opposed to traditional scientific or statistical methods (‘big R’ research). Artists investigate, test and question their work, where the personal insights gained are placed in...
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This article discusses a range of significant issues for consideration by music higher education institutions when preparing their students for a portfolio career in music. Drawing on insights from a review of literature undertaken as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Making Music Work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Austra...
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There is much dialogue in the academy about the role of doctoral studies in relation to employment, career trajectories and graduate outcomes. This project explores the experiences of Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) graduates and students at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia to reveal how the programme has impacted upon their professional act...
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This article interrogates the processes underpinning the co-creation of musical works by the authors in Australia and the UK who use asynchronous online file exchange both as a research tool and as a creative device. Conventional immediacy is drawn into a histological context when improvised audio stems become displaced musical conversations to be...
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The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) was established at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2006 and proved to be a catalyst for the advancement of the local higher degree research culture and its modes of operation (Draper & Harrison, 2011). This paper traces milestones in that trajectory and in particular, details research designs that have been success...
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This paper explores the recent emergence of artistic research literature and extends this by examining the practice of the authors as musicians and researchers. Individual case studies respond to questions raised in the literature by interrogating music making processes. Through reflexive narratives, each author explains the thinking behind their m...
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This chapter explores the characteristics of research training at an Australian conservatoire. To do so, we examine a number of student experiences drawn from recent dialogue alongside our earlier publications which track similar data over time. As a backdrop to this, while an Australian higher education reform agenda may have broadly mirrored that...
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This article examines the idea of a record producer in a practice-based contemporary context. To do so, it firstly provides a review of critical listening schema employed across musical sub-disciplines including engineering, acousmatics, musicology and composition. Secondly, a philosophy of experimental systems is briefly examined where epistemolog...
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This chapter investigates the ways in which an Australian conservatorium has established and maintained an artistic research culture over the last decade. In doing so, the authors firstly review the international literature in terms of the current thinking about practice-centred environments, both in terms of academic research and research training...
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Creative artists are enrolling in research programmes in ever-greater numbers where the boundaries between professional practice, research and its outcomes increasingly take on new forms and meaning. This paper examines artistic research processes in music through the experiences of students, graduates and their academic supervisors at an Australia...
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Creative artists are enrolling in research programmes in ever-greater numbers where the boundaries between professional practice, research and its outcomes increasingly take on new forms and meaning. This paper examines artistic research processes in music through the experiences of students, graduates and their academic supervisors at an Australia...
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Abstract In the twenty-first century, Australian musicians increasingly maintain ‘portfolio’ careers, in which they combine diverse employment arrangements and activities. Often, these incorporate industry sectors outside of music. This career pattern is widespread but not well understood, largely because of the limitations of existing research. Th...
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This paper presents the final stages of a two-year action research project, where a number of insights into a single recording endeavour have been published along the way (Draper & Emmerson, 2009; Draper, 2010). The music itself dates from 1908, regarded by many as a landmark in the history of European Modernism, with some of the 20th century’s mos...
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In the course of the last decade or so, the Internet has served to enable the global practice of social networking. From MySpace to YouTube and Google, the term 'web 2.0' is now used to describe a participatory culture which is transforming value systems, undermining notions of authority and power, and enabling new pathways for autonomous creativit...
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This paper examines dilemmas for Australian music academics in terms of quantifying their research equivalence in the recent Federal government ERA preparations. To do so, short written statements and limited digital assets were offered in a trial evaluation framework somewhat disconnected from the original musical contexts and their meanings, yet...
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Internet technologies have enabled a participatory culture which is transforming value systems and opening new pathways for autonomous creativity and innovation. In this 'web 2.0' phenomenon, social networks continue to define the information society and, in turn, redefine music career opportunities quite differently from traditional preconceptions...
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Music curricula have become increasingly systematised in universities where students may be segregated into class groupings which do not naturally support collaboration and project-based learning. At the same time, the Internet has enabled global social networking which has proven to be a source of engagement for young people and an effective enabl...
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In the last decade, the Internet has served to enable the explosion of social networking. From MySpace, to YouTube and Wikipedia, participatory culture has transformed value systems, undermined notions of authority and power, while simultaneously creating new pathways for autonomous creativity and innovation. This paper examines these phenomena and...
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*NB this is NOT a text paper. This is an audio & multimedia paper - a one hour, enhanced podcast of the multimedia presentation, recording of the conference presentation and Q/A from audience. This presentation examines the ways in which final year undergraduate students are taking a central role in the development of and responsibility for their l...
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This paper takes up the challenge of Erica McWilliam's recent call for educators in general to focus on the importance of 'unlearning'as well aslearning and thence applying this challenge to teaching in the Conservatoire. It does so by indicating what the value and limits are of traditional pedagogy in the Conservatoire. For young people who will i...
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IMERSD is a specialist 5.1 surround-sound recording studio, multimedia post-production suite and audio research laboratory. The facility represents the final stage of a 2 year, $630,000 refurbishment of the Queensland Conservatorium Music Technology Area, leveraging ongoing work over the last five years totalling some $5,000,000 investment in: a co...
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Web 2 has impacted on all levels of music culture but this has been primarily visible in contested ideas about technology, media and file-sharing. Much less so has this phenomena been discussed in relation to its effects on career musicians and their place in an increasingly disintermediated recording industry. This article examines musicianship wh...
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This paper examines the dynamics that music subdisciplines bring to record production and seeks to clarify meaning for the recordings as virtual constructs of subdisciplinary encounters. This is detailed in a three stage investigation and subsequently argues for a collaborative approach to achieving increased understanding of the simultaneous actio...
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"The University sector is yet to agree on a uniform approach for balancing the rights of student and staff creators with those of the institution, an essential element for certainty in collaborative relationships. This paper discusses pressing issues for creative practitioners and how the University might deal with intellectual property and creativ...
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This paper reflects on the genesis, evolution and future aims for the IMERSD (Intermedia, Music Education and Research Design) project at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Physically, IMERSD is a specialist 5.1 surround-sound recording studio and multimedia post-production suite providing a comprehensive range of high-end production to...
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Music technology students at Griffith University study sound recording and production. Graduate employment opportunities exist in wide range of creative industries which have a potential for wealth and job creation through individual creativity and the generation and exploitation of intellectual property. This paper examines a pilot work-integrated...
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The Internet offers 21st century artists new modes of production and communication. In higher education however, limitations are imposed upon the creative use of ICT through policies and products which are often in conflict with innovation by university arts faculties. This paper examines the ways in which a music technology department intervenes t...
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The twenty-first century has brought great advantages to a new digital workforce, empowered by affordable technologies and global networks. It also brings greater casualisation for those who must negotiate increasingly borderless workplaces. Nowhere is this more present than in the creative industries where new breeds of digital artists now ply the...
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In the last decade, the Internet has served to enable the explosion of social networking and new forms of creative practice. 'Web 2.0' has come to describe an online participatory culture which continues to transform value systems, undermine notions of authority and power, while simultaneously creating new pathways for autonomous creativity and inn...
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Open access to knowledge is the foundation of learning and discovery in higher education. Yet in Australian music faculties, the use of essential material is regulated and commercialized by record companies and music publishing houses. This paper details the impact of this framework through the eyes of music academics and students by making equity...
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Consumer technologies and web 2.0 networks bring liberating potentials to music-making while simultaneously challenging recent conceptions of professional practice. These effects are felt strongly in Western tertiary education institutions, now increasingly held accountable to a central responsibility for an expanded role in the cultural and commer...
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For millennia, music has been a performance-based artform open to continuous variation and reinterpretation. More recently however, industrialisation has allowed for the mass-production of sound recordings, in turn bringing conjecture about the changed nature of music reception in society. This article reflects on related practice-based work by its...
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This paper reflects upon the practice-based research of its author and collaborators by examining aspects of musical performance and representation in two recording projects. The first of these identifies a research problem in the recorded communication of an 'acousmatic' performance piece. The second project examines the recording of classical pia...
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Atari computers were first introduced into the Australian music classroom in the late 1980s, equipped as they were with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and a well developed suite of recording software. Since this time, the power to create of all kinds of multimedia has become available on every computer platform while the capacity to co...
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Practice-based doctorates are well established in many creative disciplines, but it is only recently that similar music programs have come under scrutiny. While such doctorates are now offered at many Australian universities, some argue that approaches and expectations may vary widely across institutions to the detriment of the discipline. Similarl...

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Projects (3)
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Making Music Work explores the conditions and strategies needed for musicians to sustain successful portfolio careers. This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (2016 - 2019), and is a partnership between the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Music Trust, Creative Victoria, Culture and the Arts (WA), Curtin University and the University of South Australia.
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The Creative Workforce Initiative seeks to understand creative workers and their practice. The initiative is hosted at Curtin University in Perth, Wester Australia. Associates are located in Europe, the US, Canada, Malaysia and Australia. Current projects include an ARC with Griffith University, an international study of women composers, and career profile development for higher education students.