Community Singers, Projects
Bob Burke is the leader of the Coda Community Singing Group and has led a range of creative music-making projects at Coda including summer academies and songwriting workshops, as well as supporting group music-making and ensemble performance skills. He also helped host and coordinate the visits of Gambian kora griot, Sura Susso, for Coda’s Cultural Olympiad events in 2012, and Norwegian composers, Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø, for the New Dimensions Project ‘Songs for Wild Horses’ in 2015.
In his other employment, he is also Senior Lecturer, Course Leader and International Co-ordinator at Southampton Solent University, overseeing the development of the songwriting provision across the music scheme, as well as external examining at a wide range of HE institutions. In his role as International Co-ordinator, Bob has organised several ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’ projects, supported incoming Erasmus exchange students across the School of Media Arts and Technology, and worked on developing stronger institutional links around the world.
Bob is engaged in ongoing professional practice including a number of live and studio music projects (see below). He has a Master of Research award (MRes) in Musicology and his general research interests include performance practice, creativity in music-making, rethinking music theory, examining appeal and value in popular music, construction of identity through sound, origins and development of stylistic practices, musical fusions, world music and air guitar.