Maria completed her doctoral researcher on the European Research Council project IRiMaS (Interactive Research in Music as Sound) with her thesis 'The Improvisers Cookbook: Mythologising the social in experimental improvisation''
IRiMaS was a five-year project (2017-2022) funded by a €2.5m European Research Council Advanced Grant. A project which aimed to harness the potential of C21st technology to research interactive aural approaches to music analysis, and to musicology more broadly. Building on earlier work, the project devised a generic software tools (TIAALS) to demonstrate the potential of working with software to facilitate direct engagement with music as sound as part of musicological research.
Our Virtual Tribe: Sustaining and Enhancing Comunidad via Online Música Improvisation
Raymond MacDonald, Robert Burke, Tia De Nora, Maria Sappho Donohue, and Ross Birrell