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Music Research Group

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:

New music, sound art and music technology

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.

For more information, contact Dr Lindsay Vickery / Dr Stuart James.

Early music and historical performance practice

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.

For more information, contact Professor Geoffrey Lancaster / Associate Professor Jonathan Paget / Mr Stewart Smith.

Jazz and contemporary music

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.

For more information, contact Dr Matthew Styles / Dr Jamie Oehlers.

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