Music Research Group, Northumbria University
Northumbria University's Music Research Group is a cross-disciplinary research group that brings together researchers whose work encompasses music or sound in any of its material, performative, aural, social and cultural manifestations.
Postgraduates, early career researchers and established academics from any discipline are welcome, with members currently spanning Music, History, American Studies, English Literature, Art History, Film, Dance, Performing Arts, and Computer and Information Sciences.
Members’ research is chronologically broad, stretching from medieval Spain to contemporary Britain. Key themes and interests include:
- Medieval Song
- Music in Early Modern England
- Performance Practice and Editing
- 17th-19th-Century Black Musicians, and Musical Cultures of Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation
- 19th-Century Opera
- 20th and 21st-Century British Composers, including Tippett, Cardew, Anderson
- Anglo-American Popular Music and the Recording Industry
- Material Culture including Print, Manuscripts and Instruments
- Music and Medicine/ Health/ Disability
- Music and the City
- Music and Politics
- Music, Myth and Literature
- Sound studies and Sound Art
- Community Music
- Art Education and Popular Music
Currently funded research projects include the AHRC-funded network, ‘Digital directions for collected editions: keyboard music by British musicians before c.1700’ and the Leverhulme Trust Project ‘A radical new interdisciplinary space for sonification’.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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