Experience and meaning in music performance

The Open University


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Andy McGuiness

Andy McGuiness

MPhil Australian National University

Grad Dip Ed (Tech) University of Technology Sydney

BA(Mus) Canberra School of Music

I trained as a classical pianist and afterwards worked as an opera repetiteur and freelance accompanist for many years. I became interested in popular music education while teaching at Illawarra Institute of TAFE, and afterwards established the Music Industry Centre at the Canberra Institute of Technology (now part of Communication, Media and Music), where I developed curriculum and contributed to the (Australian) National Training Package for Music. I managed and taught at the Music Industry Centre for five years, before leaving to finish my MPhil in Electronic Arts at ANU.

Mostly centre around rock music and music-making processes, timing, movement, and philosophy of music.

Follow this link to read about my research project.

Follow this link for information about my pulse-coupled oscillator work.

Groove microtiming deviations as phase shifts Paper delivered at the 9th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition (ICMPC9), Bologna July 2006 Follow this link for pdf

Microtiming deviations in groove MPhil thesis, Australian National University 2005 Follow this link for pdf

Do discontinuous temporal windows in metrical music point to open-loop motor control? A musicological and cross-cultural analysis of rhythmic timing planning Paper delivered at the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Sydney, July 2003 Follow this link for pdf

Andy McGuiness
Department of Music
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom


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