Low-latency Networked Music Collaborations: Does “Good Enough” Do Enough Good?

Abstract Gareth Dylan Smith, Zack Moir, Paul Ferguson, Gill Davies Link to article LoLa is a cutting-edge technology that enables low latency, real-time collaborations across vast distances using high-bandwidth, low-jitter networks. It has the capacity to transform how music is made and experienced. It has been utilized on a relatively small scale to date, primarily …

Reframing popular music composition as performance-centred practice

Zack Moir and Haftor Medbøe: Link to article This article reports on a qualitative study of four undergraduate students specializing in popular music composition, and examines links and overlaps between three related areas: participants’ interpretations and definitions of the term ‘composition’; their use of music technology; and how they describe their professional identities and roles …

Popular Music and Critical Consciousness in Higher Education: Cultural Invasion, False Generosity and fear of Freedom

ABSTRACT: Over the last half-century, Paulo Freire’s ideas have influenced progressive educators from a wide range of fields and disciplines, internationally. Although there has been some consideration of his work in relation to the field of music education, few scholars within the relatively new area of popular music education have dealt with or explicitly drawn …

We are Not Neutral: Popular music education, creativity, and the creation of a graduate precariat

ABSTRACT: I argue that the purpose of popular music education (PME) should not be to blindly and unquestioningly perpetuate the market-driven, employment-focussed, capitalist ideologies that have shaped many areas of PME in higher education (HE) in recent decades. The impact of such pervasive ideologies go far beyond merely influencing curricular content encountered by the relatively …