Martin studied composition and classical guitar at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Music Theory and Semiotics at the University of Edinburgh.
His PhD (Wolfson College, Cambridge, 2000) was on the Aesthetics and Critical Theory of T.W. Adorno.
He was a Lecturer at the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow from 2002-2019.

Publications, Links, and Resources

  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2017): “The Learning Community, a Quodlibet”, in Higher Education in Music in the Twenty-first Century. B. Heile, E. Rodriguez, J. Stanley (eds): Routledge.
  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2015): “The Poet Sings: Resonance in Paul Valery's Poietics”, Humanities, 4, 506–522.
  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2015): “Creativity and Possessive Interests” in Concepts of Music and Copyright. A. Rahmatian (Ed): Edward Elgar Publishing, 50-77.
  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2014): “Writing as Life Performed” in Adorno and Performance. W. Daddario, K. Gritzner (Eds): Palgrave MacMillian, 205-222.
  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2013): “Composition and Adorno’s Rhetoric of the New”, Scottish Music Review, Vol 3.
  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2011): “Dwelling and the Sacralisation of the Air: A Note on Acousmatic Music” Organised Sound, vol 16, no.2, 115-119.
  • Parker Dixon, Martin (2009): “Labour, Work and Action in the Creative Process” in The Discipline of Creativity: Exploring the Paradox. B. Porter (Ed.): Cambridge: CUP, 47-59.
  • Dixon, Martin (2008): “Diary: Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, 17th July 2006” in Collision: Interarts Practices and Research, D. Cecchetto, N. Cuthbert, J. Lassonde and D. Robinson (Eds.): Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 201-208.
  • Dixon, Martin (2007): “The Horror of Disconnection: The Auratic in Technological Malfunction” Transformations, 15
  • Dixon, Martin (2006): “Blackbirds rise from a field...: Production, Structure and Obedience in John Cage's Lecture on Nothing” in Neo-Avantgarde. D. Hopkins (Ed.): Amsterdam: Rodopi, 389-402 Dixon, Martin (2006): “Echo's Body: Play and Representation in Interactive Music Software” Contemporary Music Review, vol. 25, number 1/2, 17-26.
  • Dixon, Martin (2002): “Art and Life: John Cage, Avant-gardism and Technology.” Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft, 5, 86-93