ROBERT RATCLIFFE

HYBRID MUSICIAN

WRITING

The following is a list of my published writing, which includes research on hybrid compositional techniques and strategies, and musicology and analysis of electronic dance music (EDM).

 

ARTICLES AND PAPERS


A proposed typology of sampled material within electronic dance music

Published in Dancecult Vol 6, No 1, June, 2014.


The conception and realisation of Wake up Call: hybrid compositional and improvisatory strategies in the creation of a ‘mixed’ electronic work

Published in Sonic Ideas (11), October, 2013.


Analytical précis of Chime by Orbital: towards an analysis of electronic dance music

Published in eOREMA (1), April, 2013.


New forms of hybrid musical discourse: an exploration of stylistic and procedural cross-fertilisation between contemporary art music and electronic dance music

Published in the proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2011).


Mutations (megamix): Exploring notions of the “DJ set”, “Mashup” and “Remix” through live piano-based performance

Published in eContact! 13.2. This article is co-authored with Jon Weinel and Zubin Kanga who helped to realise the latest version of the 'Mutations (megamix)' project.

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RESEARCH

Musical hybridisation, especially between art music and electronic dance music (EDM)


Development of hybrid compositional techniques and strategies


Musicology and analysis of EDM, including apsects such as sound design, production etc.


Sampling, musical borrowing and transformative imitation within EDM


The influence of technology on musical language, and in particular the tools of production used in the creation of EDM


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