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Dr Ian Chapman

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Head of Programme, Performing Arts
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Music
PhD, MA, MusB (Otago)
Joined the staff in 2002

Tel 64 3 479 5012
Email ian.chapman@otago.ac.nz

Research Expertise

  • Performance
  • Song-writing
  • Music iconography
  • Performing arts studies
  • In 2012 I completed my PhD thesis, an iconographical study of David Bowie’s album covers 1967-1980.

Student Successes

  • Kylie Price: Award winning singer-songwriter.  See more here
  • Hollie Longman-Fleck: Peformer and fulltime Lecturer in Music at Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill, New Zealand.
  • Oli Wilson: Keyboard player with iconic Dunedin band The Chills, ex member of Knives at Noon.  See more here 
  • Hana Fahey: Popular solo and band performer, and High School music teacher at Logan Park High School, Dunedin
  • David Harrison: Highly in-demand guitarist for several professional acts and fulltime Teaching Fellow in Guitar at Otago University, Dunedin.
  • Hanna Curwood: UK based singer-songwriter.  See more here

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Publications

Chapman, I. (2018, May). If the homework brings you down then we'll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown (Bowie): The writing adventures of a Kiwi high school drop-out. Celebrate NZ Music Month, Hocken Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Public Seminar].

Chapman, I. (speaker, performer) (2017, 6-9 December). The Musical Life of David Bowie: A Library Tour, with performances and talks, Dunedin & Waikouaiti, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (2016). The Dunedin sound: Some disenchanted evening. Auckland, New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd, 207p.

Chapman, I., & Johnson, H. (Eds.). (2016). Global glam and popular music: Style and spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. New York, NY: Routledge, 300p.

Chapman, I. (2016). Spotting the rare sequined kiwi: Three approaches to glam rock in 1970s New Zealand. In I. Chapman & H. Johnson (Eds.), Global glam and popular music: Style and spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. (pp. 272-288). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Performance

Chapman, I. (speaker, performer) (2017, 6-9 December). The Musical Life of David Bowie: A Library Tour, with performances and talks, Dunedin & Waikouaiti, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (composer, performer), Adams, P. (clarinet, recorder), Egenes, J. (steel guitar, saw), & Hollamby, N. (keys, backing vocals) (2015, 9 September). Mr Glad and the Skeleton Family, with original songs written by Ian Chapman, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (performer) (2014, 28 February). Dr Glam, Refuel, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (performer, writer) (2013, 25-26 July). Dr Glam's Spooky Show, hosted by Thaddius Grime, Allen Hall Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (performer) (2013, 26 July). Dr Glam, at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, Gore Town & Country Club, Gore, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (performer) (2013, 4 September). Dr Glam: A salute to Ziggy Stardust, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Chapman, I. (performer) (2012, 16-17 August). Dr Glam, in Glory Days: The 1972 Show, Allen Hall Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

East, A. (dancer), Kolb, A. (dancer), Burns, R. (bass), Coleman, T. (trumpet & piano), Cornish, N. (saxophone), Bendrups, D. (trombone), Chapman, I. (performer), Harrison, D. (performer), & Huber, R. (actor) (2007, 10 May). Shared Agendas: Tenth Anniversary Performance, Allen Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (hang drum) (2007, 18 August). University of Otago Graduation Ceremony Interlude, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (hang drum), Coleman, T. (trumpet & keyboard), Burns, R. (bass), & Bendrups, D. (trombone) (2007, 8 September). Dr Glam: Instrumental Improvised Jazz for the Space Age!, with Frank Gibson, Backstage, Dunedin, New Zealand.

East, A. (performer), Kolb, A. (performer), Burns, R. (performer), Coleman, T. (performer), & Chapman, I. (performer) (2006, July). Shared Agendas, Allen Hall Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (Vocals & guitar), & Chapman, C. (2005, March 13th). 'Love Lizards', guest artists for the New Edinburgh Folk Club, 'Tull' café, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Authored Book - Research

Chapman, I. (2016). The Dunedin sound: Some disenchanted evening. Auckland, New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd, 207p.

Chapman, I. (2015). Experiencing David Bowie: A listener's companion. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 254p.

Chapman, I. (2009). Glory days: From gumboots to platforms. Auckland, New Zealand: Harper Collins, 320p.

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Authored Book - Other

Chapman, I., & Rendle, M. (2012). The Kiwi fisherman's guide to life. Auckland, New Zealand: HarperCollins, 176p.

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Edited Book - Research

Chapman, I., & Johnson, H. (Eds.). (2016). Global glam and popular music: Style and spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. New York, NY: Routledge, 300p.

Chapman, I. (Ed.). (2010). Kiwi rock chicks, pop stars & trailblazers. Auckland, New Zealand: Harper Collins, 271p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Chapman, I. (2016). Spotting the rare sequined kiwi: Three approaches to glam rock in 1970s New Zealand. In I. Chapman & H. Johnson (Eds.), Global glam and popular music: Style and spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. (pp. 272-288). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapman, I. (2016). Alice Cooper: Glam rock's problem child. In I. Chapman & H. Johnson (Eds.), Global glam and popular music: Style and spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. (pp. 113-128). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapman, I., & Johnson, H. (2016). Introduction: Glam rock in the global imagination. In I. Chapman & H. Johnson (Eds.), Global glam and popular music: Style and spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. (pp. 1-10). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapman, I. (2015). Ziggy's urban alienation: Assembling the heroic outsider. In T. Cinque, C. Moore & S. Redmond (Eds.), Enchanting David Bowie: Space/time/body/memory. (pp. 27-47). New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

Chapman, I. (2015). Authorship, agency, and visual analysis: Reading (some) Bowie album covers. In E. Devereux, A. Dillane & M. J. Power (Eds.), David Bowie: Critical perspectives. (pp. 196-214). New York, NY: Routledge.

Chapman, I. (2010). KISS: Alive! An iconographical approach to album art. In A. Grønstad & Ø. Vågnes (Eds.), Coverscaping: Discovering album aesthetics. (pp. 133-143). Copenhagen, Denmark: Museum Tuscalanum Press.

Chapman, I. (2007). Space Waltz: Space Waltz. In G. Smithies (Ed.), Soundtrack: 118 great New Zealand albums. (pp. 158-161). Nelson, New Zealand: Craig Potton.

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Journal - Research Article

Chapman, I. (2010). Luncheon on the grass with Manet and Bow Wow Wow: Still disturbing after all these years. Music in Art, XXXV(1-2), 95-104.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Chapman, I. (2002). Ziggy played guitar - in Christchurch. New Zealand Listener, (26 Oct-1 Nov), 50-51.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Chapman, I. (2004). Ziggy Stardust: ″I could make a transformation as a rock'n'roll star″. Proceedings of the Music and Locality Conference: Towards a Local Discourse in Music. [CD-ROM] Music Books New Zealand. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Chapman, I. (2004). Ziggy Stardust: Life as a cabaret. Symposium of the International Musicological Society. (pp. 75). Brunswick: PC Publishing. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Chapman, I. (2016, November). How David Bowie ch ch ch changed the world. Keynote presentation at the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Document Centres Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2015, July). David Bowie: The man who made fear sexy. Verbal presentation at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Symposium: David Bowie is: The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie, Melbourne, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2014, August). Die Zombie Die by Dead. Keynote presentation at the University of Otago General Staff Conference: Linked In and Switched On, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2014, December). “In mansions cold and grey”: Aladdin Sane, Terry Burns, and Cane Hill Hospital. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Into the Mix: People, Places, Processes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2013, October). For what you really collect is always yourself. Verbal presentation at the Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2013, June). Sure, Ziggy Stardust rose and fell … but was it really in London? Verbal presentation at the Mad Dogs & Englishness: Popular Music & English Identities, London, UK.

Chapman, I. (2013, October). For what you really collect is always yourself. Verbal presentation at the Centre for the Book Second Annual Symposium: Collectors/Collecting/Collections, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2012, October). From David Bowie to Diamond Dogs: The obfuscation of self and the triumph of alienation, as traced through an iconographical analysis of the artist's first eight album covers. Verbal presentation at the Strange Fascination? A Symposium on David Bowie, Limerick, Ireland.

Chapman, I. (2012, October). Sell me a coat: David Bowie's obfuscation of self, as traced through his early album covers. Verbal presentation at the Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2011, November). David Bowie: Heroic alien in the city. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Routes-Roots-Routines, Wellington, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2011, November-December). David Bowie looks a scream: Hang him on my wall. Verbal presentation at the 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion: Power of Music, Perth, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2010, November). Hold me now (Forget me later): Why has Alannah Currie never received the keys to the kingdom? Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia & New Zealand Chapter (IASPM-ANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2009, February). Dr Glam: Spreading the glitter: The art (science, alchemy) of artifice. Verbal presentation at the Performance as Research: Department of Music Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2008, June). Luncheon of the grass with Manet and Bow Wow Wow: Still disturbing after all these years. Verbal presentation at the New Directions in Music Iconography Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2008, December). Luncheon on the grass with Manet and Bow Wow Wow. Verbal presentation at the 31st Musicological Society of Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2007, November-December). 'It came from outer-space!' The hang drum: Instrument, style and performance practice. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia/New Zealand Branch Annual Conference: Music on the Edge, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2006, September-October). Black singlets & silver sequins: Dodging the glam rock bullets, kiwi-style. Verbal presentation at the Musicological Society of Australia 29th National Conference, Armidale, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2005). Dressed to kill: An interpretation of KISS album covers from the 1970s. Verbal presentation at the Musicological Society of Australia: National Conference Music and Social Justice, Sydney, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2005, December). Suzi Quatro: Just one of the boys girls, er, boys. Verbal presentation at the IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference: Contemporary Popular Music Studies, Wellington, New Zealand.

Chapman, I. (2004, July). Ziggy Stardust: Life is a cabaret. Verbal presentation at the Symposium of the International Musicological Society, Melbourne, Australia.

Chapman, I. (2003, November). David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust: 'I could make a transformation as a rock 'n roll star'. Verbal presentation at the Music and locality: Towards a local discourse in music: Combined Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Musicological Societies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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