New Traditional School in Scotland Phase 1

Funding secured following 2021-22 pilot study

Jennifer Austin, still from film by Ruth Barrie

Following the successful pilot study in 2021-2022 supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Creative Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, funding for a phase 1 study was secured in the form of an 18-month fellowship with the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The fellowship runs from July 2023 to December 2024 and will combine artistic and ethnomusicological research exploring creativity, tradition and improvisation. I aim to produce a specialist music collection with project partner Scottish Music Centre (Glasgow), the basis of a new archive at the School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh, several new compositions, and research texts.

I will be advertising for a part-time Research Assistant to join me on this project for 6 months in 2023-24 and an Archivist to join the project in 2024. Information on these posts will be circulated soon. If you are a composer whose work relates to this project, please register your compositions here. If you would like to contact me or join the project mailing list, please use the contact page.