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DkIT Lecturer Georgina Hughes Publishes Book

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DkIT Lecturer Georgina Hughes Publishes Book


Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are proud to report that Dr Georgina Hughes from Newry, a lecturer in the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music and researcher in the Creative Arts Research Centre at DkIT, has published a book on multi-percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, the world's first full-time solo multi-percussionist which promises to be an interesting read for all music lovers.


This book presents the first comprehensive study of Glennie's contribution to the evolution of an eclectic, experimental and fascinating instrumental discipline which willfully eludes standardization. Glennie's sound journey also resonates in contexts extending beyond the discipline of music. She is a prominent female role model, an entrepreneur, a business and brand, a philanthropist and a profoundly deaf performer who has reframed discourse on what it means to truly listen. This book is both a case study of one pioneering musician and an interdisciplinary appraisal of the larger social role of the artist. An important reference source for percussionists, it is also intended to serve as a means of allowing the interested reader to engage with a medium that has become the heartbeat of contemporary culture.

Georgina lectures in Music, Musical Theatre and Early Childhood Studies at DkIT. As a percussionist, she has performed extensively as both a solo and orchestral musician. Her interest in percussion continues in her work as an academic, exploring the practicalities, philosophies, histories, and futures of percussion performance.


Evelyn Glennie: Sound Creator is available to pre-order now for release in September.

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