Research Output per year
Mark Thursby's research interests lie across the following areas:
1) analytic philosophy and philosophy of mind: consciousness and naturalistic approaches to the exploration of self and qualia. Heterophenomenology and third-person analysis of first-person ontology.
2) psychology and evolutionary psychology: cognitive bias, evolutionary approaches to learning, learning theory, intuition and reason, group behaviour, biological analysis of politics and gender.
3) Critical theory in music: postmodernism, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, marxism, social constructionism vs epistemology.
4) Composition: acousmatic, drum and bass, electonic, synthesis, sampling, harmonic series and just intonation, digital audio and glitch
5) Music theory and improvisation: student understanding of music theory in the digital age.
Mark Thursby is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Popular Music at the University of Northampton. His teaching interests are:
* Music Production - synthesis, sound design, exploration of audio in the digital domain.
* Composition - acoustimatic, electronic and drum and bass.
* Music theory: harmony, jazz, fusion, improvisation
* Acoustics and psychoacoustics: harmony, pitch, just intonation, equally tempered scales, perception of sound
He teaches on the following modules:
MUS1124 - Digital Audio Workstation 1
MUS2124 - Digital Audio Workstation 2
MUS1130 - Composition and Theory 1
MUS1129 - Cultural Theory
MUS2127 - Performance 2
MUS3128 - Performance 3
MUS3126 - Avant Pop
Master, University of Nottingham
1 Sep 2004 → 31 May 2006
Master, University of Northampton
1 Sep 2000 → 31 May 2031
Bachelor, University of Salford
1 Sep 1996 → 31 May 1999
Researcher and visiting lecturer, dBs Music1 Sep 2015 → …
- B Philosophy (General)
- BF Psychology
- L Education (General)
- M Music
- MT Musical instruction and study