Diving into the concept of Scenius - collaborations within popular music periods and genres
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4 Research Items
Exploring connections between UK art school pedagogy and the development of punk, post punk and new wave musicians in the 1970s. I am interested in the pedagogical elements which informed such a key period and exploring whether this could provide some answers to current popular music education. I am looking to expand my research from the 1980s onwards, taking a greater worldwide perspective and concentrating on issues of gender, race and class.
February 2018 - present
- Lecturing Level 4 Culture, Context, and Criticism module based on issues within popular music and wider society including gender, class, race, creativity, genre, social media, and the wider music industry. Also, course leader for MA Commercial Music Creative Collaboration supporting inter-departmental collaboration including musicians, dancers, circus, film, media and art.
Simplicity of thought and operation can help to define complex end results, with cybernetic systems being a useful means of defining this within songwriting practices. This study outlines utilization of cybernetic practices by key popular music composers, including David Byrne and Brian Eno, who benefited from an art school education which supporte...
The first UK based Popular Music degree courses appeared in 1993 and there are now forty-seven different UK universities or institutes who run popular music degree courses (Cloonan and Hulstedt, 2012). Have these courses helped or attempted to develop creatively successful artists who have had an important impact on the popular music industry? From...