Academic Output/Publications

My academic writing/research is presently concentrated in the following areas:

Music Production.

‘Mixing Metaphors: Aesthetics, mediation and the Rhetoric of Sound Mixing’ in Pespectives on Music Production: Mixing Music (Routledge, Dec 2016)

Music Technology and Musical Creativity.

Mark Marrington – Paradigms of Music Software Interface Design and Musical Creativity (2016) chapter in Innovation in Music II, Future Technology Press (2016).

‘Composing with the Digital Audio Workstation’ in the Bloomsbury Singer-Songwriter Handbook (due to be published early 2017).

Experiencing Musical Composition in the DAW (Journal on the Art of Record Production, July 2011)

‘Paradigms of Music Software Interface Design and Musical Creativity’, paper delivered at InMusic15, Anglia Ruskin University (June 2015).

‘Contemporary Music Technology and Creative Autonomy’, delivered at InMusic13, University of York (Dec 2013)

Popular Music Studies

‘Reconciling theory and practice in the teaching of songwriting’ in Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter (2016).

20th century British art music, with particular reference to the composer Denis ApIvor (1916-2004).

A Consideration of Musical Style and Text Setting in Denis ApIvor’s The Hollow Men (British Music 36:1 2014)

Denis ApIvor and his Contribution to British Opera and Ballet (Musical Times 146, 2005)

On the ballet music: Denis ApIvor (Obituary) in Dancing Times, September 2004

Classical guitar – again the British contemporary repertoire. Papers include: 

Denis ApIvor’s Variations Op._29 – Introduction to the Guitar Music of a Pioneering British Modernist (Soundboard 42 No. 3, August 2016)

Denis ApIvor’s Variations Op._29 – Introduction to the Guitar Music of a Pioneering British Modernist (Soundboard 42 No. 3, August 2016)

‘Britishness and the classical guitar after 1950: composers, performers and identity in the contemporary British guitar repertoire’ delivered at Galpin Society’s ‘Making the British Sound’ conference in Edinburgh (July 2009).

‘Denis ApIvor and the classical guitar’, Guitar Review, 132 (Fall 2006). A scanned copy of this article will be available soon.

Guitar tutors and arrangements:

Guitar from Scratch which I co-authored with Microjazz’s Chris Norton (Boosey and Hawkes, 1999). I also perform all the pieces on the CD that comes with this book:

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My collection of solo guitar arrangements, Nineteen Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites for Classical Guitar was published by Mel Bay in 2004:

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I was the guitar adviser on the Usborne series, Very Easy Guitar Tunes, Easy Guitar Tunes and Guitar Tunes for Children (2004):

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