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Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam (2018)
Book
O'Briain, L. (2018). Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190626969.001.0001

© Oxford University Press 2018. Musical Minorities is the first English-language monograph on the performing arts of an ethnic minority in Vietnam. Living primarily in the northern mountains, many of the one million Hmong in Vietnam have strategicall... Read More about Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam.

Baroque à la Hitchcock: the music of Dangerous Liaisons (1988) (2018)
Book Chapter
Cooke, M. (2018). Baroque à la Hitchcock: the music of Dangerous Liaisons (1988). In J. Cook, A. Kolassa, & A. Whittaker (Eds.), Recomposing the past: representations of early music on stage and screen. Routledge

George Fenton’s resourceful use of both pastiche and genuine baroque and classical music in the scoring of period-set feature films is nowhere more impressive than in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). Strongly influenced by the films of Alfred Hitchcock, di... Read More about Baroque à la Hitchcock: the music of Dangerous Liaisons (1988).

Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective (2017)
Book Chapter
Pestova, X. (2017). Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective. In F. Sallis, V. Bertolani, J. Berle, & L. Zattra (Eds.), Live-electronic music: composition, performance, study. Routledge

This chapter examines elements of notation in music for piano and live electronics. The author introduces examples from the repertoire and discusses different notational approaches. These are grouped into three main categories. 1 Graphic notations a... Read More about Approaches to notation in music for piano and live electronics: the performer’s perspective.

Negotiating space: a composer’s perspective on Spatial Music (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
MACLEOD, D. (2017, November). Negotiating space: a composer’s perspective on Spatial Music. Paper presented at Sounding out the Space: an International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound, Dublin Institue of Technology, Ireland

Over the past 10 years spatial music has been an emergent trope within my practice that has exponentially grown from an initial interest in spectator immersion to engender a broad range of applications ranging from underpinning musical structure thro... Read More about Negotiating space: a composer’s perspective on Spatial Music.

Toy pianos, poor tools: virtuosity and imagination in a limited context (2017)
Journal Article
Pestova, X. (2017). Toy pianos, poor tools: virtuosity and imagination in a limited context. Tempo, 71(281), 27-38. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298217000456

The toy piano is fast becoming a concert instrument in its own right, with its own (growing) body of repertoire that has moved well beyond John Cage’s 1948 classic Suite for Toy Piano. There are dedicated musicians specialising in toy piano performan... Read More about Toy pianos, poor tools: virtuosity and imagination in a limited context.

From satirical piece to commercial product: the mid-Victorian opera burlesque and its bourgeois audience (2017)
Journal Article
Cormac, J. (in press). From satirical piece to commercial product: the mid-Victorian opera burlesque and its bourgeois audience. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 142(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/02690403.2017.1286124

Current studies of burlesque position it as a subversive genre that questioned cultural and social hierarchies and spoke to diverse audiences. Central to this interpretation are burlesque’s juxtapositions of high and low culture, particularly popular... Read More about From satirical piece to commercial product: the mid-Victorian opera burlesque and its bourgeois audience.

The Cries of Columbia Road (2017)
Other
MACLEOD, D. (2017). The Cries of Columbia Road. [Acousmatic Composition]. Whitechapel Gallery

The Cries of London is an ongoing series of electroacoustic compositions and sound works that draw upon the urban anthropophonic soundscape of London. Taking inspiration from the seventeenth-century works of the same title by Thomas Weelkes, and Orla... Read More about The Cries of Columbia Road.

Wild Strawberries from Reichenau: Ruminations on Authority and Difference in Eleventh-Century “Gregorian” Chant (2017)
Journal Article
Parkes, H. (2017). Wild Strawberries from Reichenau: Ruminations on Authority and Difference in Eleventh-Century “Gregorian” Chant. Journal of the American Musicological Society, 70(1), 1-60. https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2017.70.1.1

One of the paradoxes of Gregorian chant is the way in which written sources become ever more plentiful across the Middle Ages while commentaries on its cultural and intellectual status take the opposite direction, becoming rare after the ninth centur... Read More about Wild Strawberries from Reichenau: Ruminations on Authority and Difference in Eleventh-Century “Gregorian” Chant.