Sarah Dunne is a musician, artist and educator working in Ireland. With a background in Music and Fine Art, Dunne works across two fields of practice, fusing sound and spatial relationships. She completed a PhD in 2012 through GradCAM and NCAD. In 2017 she completed a second MA in Music Education at TCD focusing on the altermodernist turn within music pedagogy. Dunne is a secondary school teacher in Belvedere College Dublin. She lectures on the Diploma in Community Music at the RIAM. Sarah is an editor at Interference, a trans-disciplinary online journal in association with GradCAM.
Musicking in the digital age: Is the medium still the message?
Christopher Small’s ‘Musicking’ (1998, p.9) encompassed any activity related to the music making process. However, with the increased digitisation of the classroom in the twenty-first century, he could not have anticipated the significant expansion towards music educations digital capacity. Developing the postmodernist notion of technology acting as more than a medium of preservation but concerned with the principles of sound/music, this transdisciplinary, mixed methods, practice based empirical research explores the role of recording technologies and its effect on composing, performing and listening in the twenty-first century.