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Chris Dooks, was a director of The South Bank Show, now works as a professional artist in music, film and new media - and is a doctoral researcher at The University of The West of Scotland. In 2013 Dooks was successful with a funding bid within Creative Scotland / Visit Scotland’s The Year of Natural Scotland awards, in which he made a feature film entirely from the music found within Doric accents and similar dialects. Dooks has recently had two works published from his soon-to-be completed ‘phonographic’ PhD. See www.chrisdooks.bandcamp.com www.dooks.org and the doctoral site

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Christopher James Sheridan

To what extent does ‘country music’ meet the perceptions of the potential audience? This research project looks at the genre of music widely referred to as ‘country music’ and investigates the extent to which it meets with audience perception. It considers the image and accent of the ‘country’ performer and challenges the notion that a songwriters’ geography dictates whether or not he or she can create ‘authentic’ country music. The research is carried out via qualitative methods of enquiry (appropriate literature, documentary etc.), an in depth quantitative study of recognised ‘country’ songs – a process which the researcher calls ‘active listening’, which directly influences the projects creative output: a recorded collection of original ‘country’ styled songs. In doing this, the researcher aims to test the theory that musicians - who do not fit the country music stereotype, can still make authentic and valid contribution to the ‘country’ canon. Christopher James Sheridan is a musician and songwriter from Glasgow. He has been performing throughout the city and further afield since 2004. In 2012 he graduated with a 1st class Honours degree in Community Arts and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance at the University of the West of Scotland. 15

Profile for Calum Scott

Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

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