My article ‘Rock Spectrale’: The Cultural Identity of the Electric Guitar in Tristan Murail’s Vampyr! is published in the October edition of Tempo. It is based on my PhD research about the influence of the electric guitar’s popular cultural identity within contemporary music, and focuses on a piece for solo electric guitar composed by Murail in 1984. This is my first time publishing in an academic journal, and I found it to be an interesting, although at times rather scary(!) experience. Going through the long process of drafting and re-drafting my work, presenting at conferences, and finally going through the editorial and production process was tough, but rewarding, and has helped me developed valuable skills as an academic musician.
My article can be read on the Cambridge Journals website here: