John McGrath

Liverpool-based Guitarist

I currently lecture at ICMP where I teach:

Practice as Research
Advanced Performance
Research Skills
Cultural Theory
Musicology
Music and Philosophy
Theory and Arranging
Guitar Clinics
Film Music

At Liverpool I taught:

MA module - Popular Music Textual Analysis;
MMus module – Film Music;
MA module - Topics in Popular Music Studies;
Undergraduate Module – Classical Music History;
Undergraduate Module – Music in Experimental Film;
Undergraduate Module – Audio-Visual Media / Film Music;
Undergraduate Module - Music and Culture;
Undergraduate Module - Aesthetics / Philosophy of Music.

Publications

Monograph
Samuel Beckett, Repetition and Modern Music (Ashgate / Routledge, forthcoming for 2017).

Book Chapter
“Musical Repetition in Samuel Beckett’s Ill Seen Ill Said”, in Time and Space in Words and Music, ed. Mario Dunkel, Emily Petermann and Burkhard Sauerwald (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012), pp.31-42.

Book Reviews
“Beckett and Musicality” by Sara Jane Bailes and Nicholas Till (eds), Music and Letters (2015) 96 (4): 681-683. doi: 10.1093/ml/gcv097

“Mervyn Cooke (ed.), The Hollywood Film Music Reader and Tom Hoover, Keeping Score: Interviews with Today’s Top Film, Television, and Game Music Composers”, in Music, Sound, and the Moving Image 6:2 (2012), pp.245-251.

Conference Review
“RMA Students’ Conference: Hull, 5-7 January 2012”, in RMA Newsletter XV: 1 (April 2012).

Concert Review
“Beckett in Music at Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive Conference”; York University, June 2011), Conference Website.


Conference Papers

Not 1 – Group Improvisation and the loss of self”

IASPM UK & Ireland, Sep8-10 2016, BIMM and University of Sussex, Brighton

 

“Chaired Session:  Video-game music"

Music and Screen Media Conference, 25-26 June 2014, University of Liverpool


 “Scott Fields’ Beckettian Jazz”

Postgraduate Colloquium: University of Liverpool, March 2012.

 

Roundtable speaker: “Research Outputs and Impacts: The Value of Our Research”

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference: Hull University, January 2012.

 

“Sounding Beckett: Musical Approaches to Text”

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference: Hull University, January 2012.

 

Hearing Literature: Musical Translations of Samuel Beckett’s Writing”

Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) Student Conference: Dublin Institute of Technology, January 2012.

 

“Rhythm and Repetition: Semantic Fluidity in Beckett's Late Prose”

Postgraduate Colloquium: University of Liverpool, March 2011.

 

“Musico-literary Studies Today”

Institute of Musical Research Study Day: London, February 2011.

 

“Music and Irish Modernist Narratives”

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference: Manchester, January 2011.

 

“Silent Music in Irish Literary Modernism”

International Association of Word and Music Studies Forum (WMAF): Dortmund, November 2010.

 

“Samuel Beckett and the Condition of Music”

Postgraduate Colloquium: University of Liverpool, March 2010.