Department of Music

  • BS8 1SA

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research in Music at Bristol encompasses composition, musicology and performance. We recognise these fields as being of equal importance, and staff research often falls within more than one area.

We enjoy a vibrant research culture in the department, and our academic staff are all internationally recognised scholars in their respective fields who collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and institutions, and with practitioners.

Our key strands of research include the following:

  • Composition, both acoustic and studio;
  • Music, politics and society (music and cultural transfer; transnationality and colonialism; reception studies; music, revolution and totalitarianism);
  • Music and intermediality (popular music, especially hip hop; opera studies; film music; medieval music, text, visual and material cultures);
  • Music as performance (historical performance practice; medieval oral transmission).

Our combined expertise covers repertories and histories across 1,000 years and embraces a diverse range of methodologies and approaches.

More information at https://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/research/.

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    Research Output

    Stage Work

    Ellison, M., Piccinini, P. & Lifschitz, Y., Sep 2021, (In preparation)

    Research output: Non-textual formComposition

  • Bin Boğalar Efsanesi (original language is Turkish): Where To?

    Ellison, M., Jones, S. & Kemal, Y., 24 May 2020, (In preparation) 300 p. Rotterdam : Rotterdam Operadagen (tbc).

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Brithop: UK Regional Rap in the 21st Century

    Williams, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford University Press. 250 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    Projects

    Student theses

    Affective Communities: Music, Emotion, and Subjectivity in the Popular Cinema of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, 1933-1949

    Author: Carter, L., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Fairclough, P. (Supervisor) & Heldt, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    An application of social categorisation and social identity theory to mental retardation.

    Author: Claire, L. S., 1984

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Aspects of Traditional Japanese Aesthetics and their Influence in Contemporary Compositional Practice

    Author: Kampylis, E., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Farwell, N. (Supervisor) & Ellison, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Musical Composition

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    Prizes

    ASCAP Deems Taylor award for excellence in writing on the subject of music

    David J Trippett (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    BASEES Women's Forum Book Prize

    Fairclough, Pauline (Recipient), 13 Apr 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Bruno Nettl Prize

    David J Trippett (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Royal Musical Association (External organisation)

    Florian Scheding (Member)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    Institute of Austrian and German Music Research (External organisation)

    Florian Scheding (Advisor)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle (Journal)

    Florian Scheding (Editor)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity