School of Fine & Performing Arts
College of Arts
Martin Scheuregger is a Lecturer in Music in the School of Fine and Performing Arts. He takes an inter-disciplinary 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 continue 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 Dr 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-as-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 recent 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 and Percussing, and published by University of York Music Press.
Digital Lead: School of Fine and Performing Arts Digital Education Sub Committee member BA Music Online Coordinator
Music Analysis, Composition, Musicology, Contemporary Music, Musical Curation, Temporality
My external activities are focussed around the curation, direction, production and dissemination of music, particularly contemporary classical music. This work is seen through substantial projects run by contemporary music ensemble Dark Inventions. In this role I work to produce engaging projects from the grant application stage all the way through to delivering the events. My expertise is also seen in a studio setting where I work as a classical music producer, particularly involved with contemporary recordings.