Dr Scott Mc Laughlin starts a practice-based AHRC Leadership Fellowship

Dr Mc Laughlin, Lecturer in Composition and Music Technology in the School of Music, will run the project until early 2021.

‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ is a compositional practice-research project exploring how indeterminacy in musical instruments can be used as a structural device.

Focusing on the clarinet, we look at altering the balance of human and material agency (the player and the clarinet) to switch from a paradigm of controlling the instrument to supporting the instrument’s ‘own’ sonic direction.

The practice-based Leadership Fellowship attracted £250,000 funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and will run for 18 months. 

Read a summary of the project.