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Portrait of Dr Richard Glover Dr Richard Glover

r.glover@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471112



Biography

Richard Glover (b. 1981) grew up in Lichfield and studied at the University of Hertfordshire for his undergraduate degree in Electronic Music before moving to Huddersfield, where he gained a distinction for his MA in Music Composition. He completed his PhD with Bryn Harrison at Huddersfield, investigating perception and cognition within music of sustained tone textures.
He is currently working as a Research Fellow in the music department and teaching in composition and music technology.

Research & Scholarship

Areas of research include:

  • Experimental music
  • Minimalism and reductionism
  • Psychoacoustics, perception and cognition
  • Experimental approaches to notation
  • Microtonality and tuning systems
  • Minimal and process visual art

Richard divides his time between composing works which explore sustained tone environments and gradual pitch transformations, and writing and presenting on the conception, notation and perception of his own music and others both nationally and internationally. The main output of his research fellowship will be a book co-authored with Bryn Harrison and Monty Adkins on the experience of time in experimental musics.

As a composer, Richard has received many performances of his music worldwide, and has developed a particularly close relationship with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, having music performed there in 2004, 05, 07, 09 and 11. He has recently had music performed in the Composers Kitchen (Montreal), Ergodos Festival (Dublin), Seoul Computer Music Festival, MicroFest (Surrey) and Projektatelier Staab, Cologne. He was apprentice Composer-in-Residence with the BCMG 2007-8, which included a premiere of a new work in September 2008. His music has been performed by Rolf Hind and David Alberman, Quator Bozzini, Psappha, Smith Quartet, Scottish Ensemble, Jack Quartet, Goldberg Ensemble, Gemini, Apollo Saxophone Quartet and many others, and has received numerous broadcasts of his work on Radio 3.


The main output of his research fellowship will be a book co-authored with Bryn Harrison on the experience of time in experimental musics,and a portrait CD with the internationally-renowned Bozzini Quartet.


 

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2013

Glover, R. and Harrison, B. (2013) Overcoming Form: reflections on immersive listening . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press. ISBN 978-1-86218-120-5

Glover, R (2013) Logical Harmonies [Audio]

Glover, R (2013) ‘Minimalism, Technology and Electronic Music’. In: Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Post-Minimalist Music. : Ashgate. pp. 161-180. ISBN 9781409435495

Glover, R. and Harrison, B. (2013) ‘Memory and trace in minimal experimental music’. In: Time and Trace: 15th Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, 30 June - 6 July 2013, Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece

Cassidy, A., Weeks, J., Harrison, B., Chase, S., Bailie, J., Glover, R. and Molitor, C. (2013) Exposure [Audio]

Glover, R. and Harrison, B. (2013) ‘Phenomenology and temporality in the composition of experimental minimal music ’. In: Philosophy and Music Conference: Time Theories and Music, 27-29 April 2012, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Glover, R (2013) ‘The use of grid structures in contemporary notational practice’. In: Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice, 5-6 April 2013, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA

Glover, R (2013) ‘Approaches to microtonality in my own music’. In: EUROMicroFest, 2-3 Feb 2013, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln

Glover, R (2013) ‘Phill Niblock: Identity through instability’. In: Phill Niblock: Working Title. Dijon, France: Les presses du réel. . ISBN 9782840664239

2012

Glover, R (2012) ‘Sustained Tones and the Auditory ExperienceLeonardo Music Journal , 22 (22), pp. 56-57. ISSN 0961-1215

Glover, R (2012) ‘Phill Niblock through the Ages’. In: MuGI conference on 'Gender, Musical Creativity and Age', 6th - 7th October 2012, University of Huddersfied

Glover, R (2012) ‘The Experience of Sustained Tone Music’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). : European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). . ISBN 960-99854-1-7

Glover, R (2012) ‘The experience of sustained tone music’. In: ICMPC-ESCOM 2012 Joint Conference, 23-28 July 2012, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Glover, R (2012) ‘The experience of sustained tone music’. In: ICMPC-ESCOM Book of Abstracts. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. pp. 122-123. ISBN 960998451-7

Glover, R (2012) ‘Phenomenology and temporality in the composition of experimental minimal music’. In: Philosophy and Music Conference: Time Theories and Music, 27th-29th April 2012, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Glover, R (2012) Portrait concert [Performance] (Unpublished)

Glover, R (2012) ‘Phill Niblock: Identity through instabilityMusikTexte , 132. ISSN 0178-8884

2011

Glover, R (2011) ‘Influences of sustained tone minimalism in my recent music’. In: Third International Conference on Music and Minimalism, 12th-15th October 2011, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Glover, R (2011) ‘Influence of sustained tone minimalism in my recent music’. In: Third International Conference on Music and Minimalism, 12th-15th October 2011, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Glover, R (2011) ‘The evolution of notation in sustained tone music’. In: INTIME2011 Symposium Interrogations into Music Experimentation Experimental Approaches: new insights into performance and composition, 24th-25th September 2011, Coventry, UK

Glover, R (2011) ‘Pitch specificity in text scores’. In: Word Event: a verbal notation symposium, 21st September 2011, Bath, UK

2010

Glover, R (2010) Seventh Inversions [Composition]

Glover, R (2010) Music of Sustained Tones Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Glover, R (2010) ‘The compositional use of numerals in music notation’. In: Music and numbers 2010 conference proceedings. . Canterbury, UK: Canterbury Christchurch University. . ISBN ISBN 978-1-899253-76-0

Glover, R (2010) ‘The use of numerals in experimental notation’. In: Music and Numbers Conference 2010, 14th-15th May 2010, Canterbury Christ Church, UK , p. 22

Glover, R (2010) Corradiation [Composition]

Glover, R (2010) ‘The Compositional Use of Numerals in Music Notation’. In: Off the Staves: Writing Music Before and After Conventional Notation, 26th-27th March 2010, Bangor, Wales

Glover, R (2010) ‘Michael Pisaro’s pi and numerical representationCeReNeM Journal (1).

2009

Glover, R (2009) Gradual music [Composition]

Glover, R (2009) ‘Phill Niblock and identity in reductionism’. In: Second International Conference on Minimalist Music , 2nd-6th September 2009, University of Missouri, Kansas, USA

Glover, R (2009) ‘Phill Niblock and identity in reductionism’. In: Second International Conference on Minimalist Music , 2nd-6th September 2009, University of Missouri, Kansas, USA

Glover, R (2009) Lithosphere [Composition]

Glover, R (2009) Lithosphere, for quarter-tone trumpet, eighth-tone trumpet and quarter-tone horn [Composition]

Glover, R (2009) Malkans [Composition]

2008

Glover, R (2008) Virtual fusion [Composition]

Glover, R (2008) Sound unbroken [Composition]

Glover, R (2008) Violin with Clarinet and Piano [Composition]

2007

Glover, R (2007) Loose Change [Composition]

Glover, R (2007) Black Space [Composition]

Glover, R (2007) Spiral chaotic [Composition]

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