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Dr David Bretherton 

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Dr David Bretherton is an Associate Professor in Music at the University of Southampton and an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow.

My teaching areas are primarily 19th-century music, music analysis, harmony and counterpoint, and digital humanities. I will be on research leave for most of 2018-19, but I will, however, be teaching the MMus module 'MUSI6023: Analytical Techniques' during Semester 1, 2018-19. In the meantime, I look forward to working with incoming undergraduates a little later on in their degrees!

I am currently the holder of a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship for a project entitled 'Queer Music, Queer Theory, Queer Music Theory'. Other research interests include nineteenth-century song, the music of Franz Schubert, tonal music theory and digital musicology. I supervise a number of doctoral students, and am always happy to hear from potential PhD applicants.

I came to Southampton as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2007, working on several music e-research projects (that is, research employing digital technologies), including musicSpace, MusicNet and SALAMI, before working with Prof. William Drabkin on the 'Heinrich Schenker as Theorist, Teacher and Correspondent, 1925-1930' project. Prior to that I was a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, where my thesis was supervised by Suzannah Clark.
I was a founding Trustee for the charitably incorporated Society for Music Analysis, and am currently a member of the Music Analysis Editorial Board.

Research interests

My research interests include music analysis and queer theory, nineteenth-century song, the music of Franz Schubert, tonal music theory (particularly the work of the Viennese music theorist Heinrich Schenker) and digital musicology. 

I am currently the holder of an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship for a project entitled 'Queer Music, Queer Theory, Queer Music Theory'. 

Research group

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Research project(s)

musicSpace - Dormant

This AHRC-EPSRC-JISC-funded project was an interdisciplinary collaboration between Music and Electronics and Computer Science that employed Semantic Web technologies to develop tools to integrate and enhance musicological metadata.

SALAMI

SALAMI (Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information) was a collaborative music information retrieval project involving the University of Southampton, McGill University (Canada), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA).

MusicNet

The JISC-funded 'MusicNet' project continued the work of musicSpace, and created a set of canonical URIs for composers and other music entities that address the problem of disambiguation and authority control across online repositories of musical and musicological data.

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Dr David Bretherton
University of Southampton
Southampton
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