Professor Kenneth Gloag
Professor of Musicology
My research involves close study of the music of twentieth century and twenty-first century British composers, including publications on the music of Tippett, Davies, Birtwistle and Maw. I have also published on issues of modernism and postmodernism.
I am currently writing a new monograph on the music of Maw and I am also engaged in a collaborative, interdisciplinary project on music and photography.
'Postmodern Times', keynote paper presented at University of Ljubljana, Between Universal and Local: From Modernism to Postmodernism Conference, September 2015.
'Bill Frisell's Disfarmer: Music and Photography', paper to be presented at Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Louisville, Kentucky, November 2015.
I have extensive experience of supervision of research students and I regularly contribute to MA provision.
My current undergraduate modules include 'Music and Idea', which involves study of key thinkers and texts from enlightenment to romanticism, and considers the relationships between music and philosophy and the emergence of music criticism.
I also offer an undergraduate module on jazz music.
My current research projects include an extended monograph on the music of Nicholas Maw, which is scheduled for publication in 2018. This book will cover a wide range of music from various stages in Maw's career and the approach will be essentially analytical.
I am also involved in an interdisciplinary project on music and photography, in collaboration with Peter Sedgwick. The outcome of this project will be a co-authored book that considers the aesthetic experience of temporality through a comparison of music and photography.