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Musical cosmopolitanism in late-colonial Hanoi (2018)
Journal Article
Ó Briain, L. (2018). Musical cosmopolitanism in late-colonial Hanoi. Ethnomusicology Forum, doi:10.1080/17411912.2018.1521728

This article investigates how radio was used to amplify the reach of vernacular forms of musical cosmopolitanism in late-colonial Hanoi. Between 1948 and the early 1950s, the musicians of Việt Nhạc – the first all-Vietnamese ensemble to appear regula... Read More

A landscape of design: interaction, interpretation and the development of experimental expressive interfaces (2018)
Book
Chamberlain, A., Bødker, M., De Roure, D., Willcox, P., Emsley, I., & Malizia, A. (2018). A landscape of design: interaction, interpretation and the development of experimental expressive interfaces. In Human-computer interaction: theories, methods, and human issues: 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15–20, 2018, Proceedings, Part I, 24-34. Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-91238-7_3

This paper presents the initial research insights of an ongoing research project that focuses upon understanding the role of landscape, its use as a resource for designing interfaces for musical expression, and as a tool for leveraging ethnographic u... Read More

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 screenRoutledge

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

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, studyRoutledge

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

Intertextuality, subjectivity, and meaning in Liszt’s Deux Polonaises (2017)
Journal Article
Cormac, J. (in press). Intertextuality, subjectivity, and meaning in Liszt’s Deux Polonaises. Musical Quarterly,

This article brings the concepts of intertextuality and subjectivity into dialogue in order to advance our understanding of both and to generate new readings of two pieces that are rich in intertextual relationships and also raise complex questions a... Read More

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), doi: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

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), doi: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

Whose voices? The fate of Luigi Nono’s 'Voci destroying muros' (2016)
Journal Article
Adlington, R. (2016). Whose voices? The fate of Luigi Nono’s 'Voci destroying muros'. Journal of the American Musicological Society, 69(1), doi:10.1525/jams.2016.69.1.179

Luigi Nono's Voci destroying muros for female voices and small orchestra was performed for the first and only time at the Holland Festival in 1970. A setting of texts by female prisoners and factory workers, it marks a sharp stylistic departure from... Read More

Note from the Guest Editor (2015)
Journal Article
Hibberd, S. (2015). Note from the Guest Editor. 19th-Century Music, 39(2), doi:10.1525/ncm.2015.39.2.83

Principles of Geology and sensory experience at London's Cyclorama (2015)
Journal Article
Hibberd, S. (2015). Principles of Geology and sensory experience at London's Cyclorama. 19th-Century Music, 39(2), doi:10.1525/ncm.2015.39.2.167

The Cyclorama opened in London in 1848 with a representation of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake that reportedly terrified audiences with its realistic aural and visual effects. During the first half of the century Londoners had been confronted with a rapi... Read More

Beyond the digital diaspora: YouTube methodologies, online networking, and the Hmong Music Festival (2015)
Journal Article
Ó Briain, L. (2015). Beyond the digital diaspora: YouTube methodologies, online networking, and the Hmong Music Festival. Journal of World Popular Music, 2(2), doi:10.1558/jwpm.v2i2.26561

This article examines attempts by American Hmong to turn the thriving Hmong digital diaspora into a sustainable offline musical community. The Hmong, an ethnic group of five million people spread across five continents, have embraced YouTube as a pri... Read More

Giovanni Battista De Vecchis and the theory of melodic accent from Zarlino to Zingarelli (2014)
Journal Article
Baragwanath, N. (2014). Giovanni Battista De Vecchis and the theory of melodic accent from Zarlino to Zingarelli. Music and Letters, 95(2), doi:10.1093/ml/gcu010

This article investigates Niccolo' Zingarelli’s method of text-setting, as documented in Giovanni Battista De Vecchis’s Compendio of Neapolitan teachings (1850). It contextualizes De Vecchis’s instructions by tracing the genealogy of the concept of ‘... Read More