Chile in/en Liverpool - Music & Memories
Co-curation and reminiscence as pathways to wellbeing: a pilot research project involving the University of Liverpool’s Popular Music Archive and Chilean exiles who moved to Liverpool during the Pinochet dictatorship. Read more
The Stage and the Ring: Music and Boxing in London
The Stage and the Ring is an interrogation into the relationships between music and boxing in London. Read more
The Legacy of The Beatles
Research on the legacy of the Beatles and its economic and cultural value for Liverpool is being conducted by a team of researchers.
Expanding Approaches to Popular Music Analysis
Many have explored the analytical and theoretical interconnections that popular music shares with classical music, but relatively few studies examine popular music’s connection to contemporary art music.
The Beat Goes On
The Beat Goes On, a four-year project exploring the popular music history of Merseyside, resulted in an exhibition staged at World Museum Liverpool, which ran for 15 months and attracted 478,188 visitors.
Musical Film, Memory and Wellbeing
The use of musical film to generate reminiscences and improvements in wellbeing among the over 65s is being explored through this project.
Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity (POPID) is a three-year project exploring how histories and memories of popular music shape identity and notions of heritage.
K-Pop on the Global Platform
K-Pop and its reception in Europe are explored by Haekyung Um (IPM) in collaboration with Sang-Yeon Sung (University of Vienna) and Michael Fuhr (Hanover University), with support from the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange.
Where Light Falls
'Where Light Falls: Songs about Joni Mitchell' involved collaboration between the IPM researcher and lyricist Mike Jones, Argentinean born guitarist Alejandro Sancho and singer Rosie Brown.
Pop Nostalgia, Pop Canonization and Korean Music Reality Shows
Supported by the Korea Foundation (2015), this project explores how Korean TV music reality programmes contribute to the revival of Korean popular music of the recent past through performance, mediation and mediatisation.
Collecting and Curating Popular Music Histories
An eighteen-month project exploring practical and theoretical issues involved with preserving and representing popular music in a museum.
A two-year project examining popular music and urban landscape in order to address topical debates concerning culture, creativity and urban regeneration.
Music, Repertoire and Value
A three-month project exploring the Manchester Hallé Archives, a significant and comprehensive but under-utilised collection of documents relating to the Hallé’s history and operation.
Music, Photographs and Stories from the Archive
Music, Photographs and Stories from the Archives was an experimental, four-month project based on collaboration between the Institute of Popular Music (IPM), the Open Eye Gallery (OEG), a Liverpool photography gallery, and Liverpooljazz, an organisation working to raise the profile of jazz in Liverpool.
Twilight City involved a series of four high profile audiovisual performances paying tribute to Liverpool's potentially overlooked spaces, including industrial and business buildings, the city centre and the suburb.
Pop, Passion and Politics
A project exploring the relationship between music and politics through materials from the IPM Collections.
Electric Blanket was an interactive digital audiovisual project exploring the memories of sheltered housing residents aged 55 to 80.