University of Hull
PhD in Music and Technology
Creative Music Technology
School of Arts and New Media (Scarborough Campus)
The Creative Music Technology area of the School of Arts and New Media
(Scarborough Campus) are offering an opportunity in any of the
research areas relating to music technology covered by the subject
Composition: Areas include Sonic Art; Acousmatic Composition;
Audio/Visual work; Live electronics (with or without voice or
Technology Development: Areas include Ambisonics; Signal Processing;
Music, Technology and Education: Including quantitative, qualitative
and mixed-method approaches to data collection and analysis.
Applications that examine how technology is embedded into the
curriculum (at any level) would be particularly welcome.
There is also the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary research
within the school, particularly in the areas of digital media, theatre
and performance, and language.
Brief Biographies of supervisors:
Dr Joseph Anderson B.M. (Austin), MMus, PhD (Birmingham), Lecturer,
has a broad background in the creative and industrial applications of
music technologies having been employed as a surround sound mix
engineer and consultant, a radio producer, and a digital signal
processing algorithm developer. He has research interests in ambisonic
surround sound, the sound image in acousmatic music, and acousmatic
music composition. Recognitions for his compositions have included a
"Grand Prix" from the 1997 Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition
for ‘Change's Music’, and he has been commissioned by organizations
such as BBC Radio 3, and the Society for the Promotion of New Music.
Dr Tim Howle BA, PhD (Keele) composes Sonic Art, acoustic music and
collaborative work with video artists, fine artists and dancers.
Recent performances include SEAMUS, Sonic Arts Network Expo, The 24
Hour Visual Music Marathon, New York and the Edinburgh International
Currently he is Director of Research for the School of Arts and New
Media. Before taking up his current post at the University of Hull, he
was director of the Electronic Music Studios at Oxford Brookes
Dr Andrew King is Programme Director for the MEd in Music, Technology
and Education. He read music at Huddersfield before going on to
complete a PhD in the school of computing, engineering and information
sciences at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He is a member
of the Institute Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer.
His main teaching areas include Recording, Psychoacoustics and Live
Sound. He is an active researcher in the field of technology in music
education. He is also associate editor for the journal Music,
Technology and Education.
Robert Mackay BSc (Keele), MMus, PhD (Bangor) is a composer and
performer. He is also Subject Group Leader for Creative Music
His main area of research is in electroacoustic composition and sound
art. Recent projects have moved towards a more cross-disciplinary
approach, including theatre, text in performance, audio/visual
installation work, and human/computer interaction. Prizes and honours
include: IMEB Bourges (1997 and 2001); EAR99 from Hungarian Radio
(1999); Confluencias (2003); La Muse en Circuit (2004 and 2006). His
work has received over 100 performances in 16 countries (including
several performances on BBC Radio 3).
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