Music research at the OU is developed through high-profile individual and collaborative projects focussing on a wide range of approaches to music (including historical, social, empirical and technological) with a distinctive emphasis on innovation and interdisciplinary research.
Our current strengths can be grouped roughly as follows:
- Historical study, including
Editions of performance texts; Performance practice; Instruments and their use; and Documentary and archival research of the social, cultural and biographical contexts of music-making
- Social and cultural theory and analysis, including
Ethnomusicology; Sociology; Social psychology; Anthropology; Human geography; and Social history of music
- Interdisciplinary research in the humanities, including
Music in literature, and Music in religion
- Empirical investigation of performance, including
Analysis of recorded music; Video analysis of performance, and Acoustic analysis of instrumental performance and soundscapes
- Computing applications in music, including
Human-computer interfaces, Object-oriented programming and Pervasive interaction
- Music education and pedagogy
Acoustics Research Group
Gender in the Humanities research group
Literature and Music Research Group
Cultures of Brass
“G. F. Handel: The Collected Documents”
The Listening Experience Database
What is Black British Jazz?
Creativity, Innovation and Labour in Music (CILM)
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