Music and Performing Arts

MusicResearch@UCLan brings together staff from different schools, engaged in researching music from multiple perspectives: composition, ethnomusicology, history and cultural studies. It includes practitioners composing popular and experimental music, using acoustic and electronic instruments, historians, researching popular music in the UK, Europe and across the globe, collecting rare musical instruments and music samples. The group started its existence in 2014. Since then, it organised several international conferences on topics such as the future of popular music, musical improvisation and live music. The work of this group is reflected in several volumes, published by Routledge, Bloomsbury, Palgrave and Equinox.