Translating Improvisation | Research Group
Research Group

Translating Improvisation Research Group (TIRG)
Funded by the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s University Belfast

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Key Research Questions:
– Is it possible to translate improvisational practices, discourses and pedagogies from the musical realm to other disciplines in the humanities?
– Across what borders is this translation welcomed and when is it resisted?
– How is this translation, initially undertaken at the local level, further translated to the global arena?
– What are the strengths and pitfalls of translating improvisation cross-culturally or beyond borders?


This interdisciplinary project is led by:
– Dr. Sara Ramshaw, Exeter University, School of Law
– Dr. Paul Stapleton, QUB School of Creative Arts, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)

The team also includes the following members:
– Dr. Robert Bentall, Leeds College of Music
Qussei Buhidma, QUB School of Law (PhD Candidate)
Dr. Steven Davis, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
Dr Peter Doran, School of Law
Gerard Cillian Downey, Trinity College Dublin School of Law
David Grant, School of Creative Arts (Drama)
Mark Hanna, Queen Mary University London School of Law (PhD Candidate)
– Dr. Jiann Hughes, University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Arts (PhD Candidate)
Professor Fiona Magowan, School of History and Anthropology
– Dr Adnan Marquez-Borbon, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
Dr Aoife McGrath, School of Creative Arts (Drama)
– Dr Kathryn McNeilly, School of Law / School of Creative Arts
Dr. Matilde Meireles, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
Professor Ruth Morrow, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE)
– Dr Thomas Muizer, School of Law (PhD Candidate)
Seamus Mulholland, Barrister-at-Law, Northern Ireland
Dr Gascia Ouzounian, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
Professor Pedro Rebelo, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
Dr Suzel Reily, School of Creative Arts (Ethnomusicology)
– Dr Tullis Rennie, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
– Dr Koichi Samuels, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre – PhD Candidate)
Dr Franziska Schroeder, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre) and RCUK Fellow
Dr Maruška Svašek, School of History and Anthropology
Dr Simon Waters, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)
Dr Justin Yang, School of Creative Arts (Sonic Arts Research Centre)