John Croft


John Croft studied philosophy and music at the Victoria University of Wellington, and composition and music cognition at the University of Sheffield. He also studied with John Casken at the University of Manchester, where he completed his doctorate. He is ...


Composition is not research
Tempo (2015) Vol. 69, No. 272, pp. 6-11

Composers in academic institutions are increasingly required to describe their activities in terms of ‘research’ – formulating ‘research questions’, ‘research narratives’, ‘aims’ and ‘outcomes’. Research plans and funding applications require one to specify the nature of the original contribution that ...

The Spectral Legacy
Journal of the Royal Musical Association (2010) Vol. 135, No. 1, pp. 191-197

Some people like early music played on period instruments because it is, if not quite ‘authentic’, at least historically informed. But I am surely not alone in enjoying it simply because the instruments are rather more difficult to control. The ...