Live Music Census – Cunntas Ceòl-beò na Rìoghachd Aonaichte

Professor of Popular Music Politics, Martin Cloonan, is one of the co-investigators on the UK Live Music Census. Cloonan joins Dr Matt Brennan from the University of Edinburgh, Dr Adam Behr from Newcastle University and research associate Dr Emma Webster. The music industry, Cloonan argues, is not a singular entity, but rather a web of […]

Making Soundwaves: Developing Parat+

Reach 09 – Making Soundwaves: Developing Parat+ ‌A’ Dèanamh Thuinn-Fhuaime – A’ Leasachadh Parat+ Creating sound using computer technology is just like playing a musical instrument, according to Nick Fells. Whilst computers provide musicians great opportunities for creating and controlling sound, they also present constraints and limitations just like instruments – as any musician will […]

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Celtic Connections: Playing & Learning at the opening concert

This month sees Glasgow’s renowned Celtic Connections festival take shape, with audiences and artists from both around the world and closer to home. This year’s opening concert is a celebration of the work of the late Martyn Bennett (1971-2005), one of Scotland’s great musical innovators, on the 10th anniversary of his early death from Hodgkin’s […]