Martin Scheuregger

Musicologist, music analyst, composer
United Kingdom
research interests: Composition, Temporality, Music Analysis, Cultures of Composition in Academia, Twentieth-Century Music, Contemporary Music, Contemporary Arts and Culture, Composition, temporality, contemporary music, twentieth century music, collaboration, composition as research, composition tools, musical analysis, George Benjamin, György Kurtág
affiliation: University of Lincoln

Martin Scheuregger is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Lincoln (UK) and works as Link Tutor with the Royal Marines School of Music as part of Project Selborne. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to research, combining musical analysis and composition as he explores notions of time and brevity in music. His current research is expanding on areas of his PhD thesis with an extensive study of the music of George Benjamin. His research into issues of temporality continues to develop, with current work focussing on approaches to musical stasis in analysis and composition. He completed a PhD at the University of York in 2015, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and supervised by Professor Tim Howell and Professor Thomas Simaku.


In addition to work in music analysis, he is currently researching the role of composers in academia, focussing on the place of the written word in composition-based practice research projects. In this he is investigating the interplay between autoethnographic, analytical and other approaches, and more broadly examining the impact of neoliberal research cultures on research involving creative practice.


He works in areas of public engagement, bringing together his expertise as a scholar and ensemble director to investigate new ways of effectively presenting contemporary music, in concerts, events, online and in recordings. The AHRC-funded ‘Score to Sound’ project introduced audiences to contemporary British music through presentations, performances and interviews, and with written and recorded material.


Conference presentations have taken Martin across the UK and abroad, including papers at ISCM World Music Days, Wroclaw; CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield; Institute of Musicology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; ‘Spectralisms’ at the University of Oxford, and the Orpheus Institute, Ghent. His music has been performed in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany and Holland, and in 2015 a new work was premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, supported by Sound and Music. His music has been recorded by Dark Inventions Percussing, and Jonathan Sage, and published by University of York Music Press.


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