The artistic application and interrogation of sound in its multiple manifestations across time are principal concerns of this group of researchers who engage practice-led and traditional musicological approaches.
MRG’s membership encompasses several areas of research strength, including:
WAAPA has a vibrant and innovative program in the composition and performance of new music, sound art and music technology, with a particular strength in electro-acoustic composition, improvisation and performance. This is supported by a large and dynamic group of postgraduate students and research staff.
WAAPA is rapidly becoming a leading institution in early music and historical performance practice, with a particular specialty in early keyboard. This is supported by an extensive collection of historic and replica instruments, including the Stewart Symonds Collection of some 140 historic pianos.
One of Australia’s most well-established centres in jazz, WAAPA is also an innovative leader in contemporary (commercial or popular) music, supported by a growing cohort of relevant researchers.