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FACULTY

Matt Bellingham

Matt Bellingham is a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Wolverhampton and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Music Technology.

Dr. Mat Dalgleish

Mat Dalgleish is a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Course Leader for MSc Audio Technology. He initially studied fine art at Northumbria University and interactive media at Coventry University, before a PhD that explored how the live electronics of David Tudor can inform the design of digital musical instruments. In 2009 Mat was a visiting researcher at The Open University Music Computing Lab, working mainly on the Haptic Drum Kit and Whole Body Harmony Space Projects. After joining the Music Department in 2010, he was undergraduate Music Technology Course Leader from 2011 to 2013.

Mat’s main research interests are the design of digital musical instruments and interfaces for learning more traditional musical skills, interactive environments, and sound synthesis. In the past few years he has exhibited installations in the UK, Germany and Greece, had electronic music presented worldwide, co-authored three Springer-published book chapters, and produced three journal articles and fifteen conference papers. Mat has also contributed soundtracks to numerous films and art installations, and since 2014 has run a postgraduate laptop ensemble.

Dr. Aglaia Foteinou

Aglaia is a Lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Wolverhampton.

 

VISITING STAFF

Gary Bromham

Gary began his production/writing career in Iceland where he co-produced the country’s Eurovision entry, made an album with jazz-funk band Mezzoforte and worked with Bjork. He then worked with Andrew Ridgeley on his solo album, including some sessions with George Michael, and was offered his first publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music in 1990. Gary subsequently wrote with artists and songwriters including Sheryl Crow, Bow Wow Wow, The Tubes’ Fee Waybill, Eddie Money and The Fixx, spending a large period of his time in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. In 1995 Gary and his band The Big Blue signed a major record deal with EMI. Following the demise of the band, he returned to songwriting and production, signing a new publishing deal with Reverb Music and having hits with Lonyo’s “Summer of Love” and Dannii Minogue’s “Who do you love now”. He also returned to working with Sheryl Crowe, mixing the single “Soak up the Sun”. Most recently Gary has produced the debut album by Icelandic pop band Nylon, engineered sessions with Graham Coxon, Editors and The Maccabees, and continues to pursue his own band project, Atom. He is also a frequent guest lecturer and external advisor at several universities in the UK and Norway, and is currently a PhD student at Queen Mary University.

Alice Trueman

Alice Trueman is a highly versatile and award-winning soundtrack composer for all media, including film, TV, radio, adverts, animation and video games. Career highlights so far include otherworldly scores for four BBC radio dramas, music in the 2012 Channel 5 documentary “Killers Behind Bars”, and the score for the romantic comedy feature “Turbulence” (2011) directed by Michael Baig Clifford, selected for the 2012 Edmonton International Film Festival. Alice has also composed for Channel 4’s 4Talent website and scored many short films, including animations, documentaries, comedies, dramas and promotional videos. In 2012 she reached the finals of the BBC’s Baroque Remixed competition, and in 2006 she was picked from 1500 entrants to reach the finals of BBC New Talent’s national competition to find new TV composers. She was one of the winners of Channel 4’s Ideasfactory Soundtrack Talent Search in 2004, and in May 2005 she was short-listed as one of the “hottest young creatives” in the Midlands in Channel 4’s Creative Class Competition. Alice has a Masters with Distinction in Composition and Song-Writing and teaches Sound on Screen to Masters level as a Visiting Lecturer.

 

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Chris Payne

Chris Payne is a dance music producer/DJ, PhD student and Music course leader at South Staffordshire College. Before lecturing, Chris spent five years full time creating dance music productions for multiple record labels and DJing for international events under the alias ‘Casper’. Chris also has eight years experience as an FE course leader, an MSc in Music Technology and PGCE (QTLS) from Staffordshire University, and a first class honours degree in Popular Music from the University of Wolverhampton.

 

OTHER POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

James Prosser

After graduating with a BA in Music Production from the University of Wolverhampton in the summer of 2012, James undertook an internship at Cantine Di Badia Recording Studios in Tuscany, Italy. He then went on to assist in the production of many projects that took place there and also currently co-manages the Noise Recording studio in the UK who specialise in both audio and video production. Currently studying a Masters of Science in Audio Technology, James continues to work on projects in the UK and Italy.

 

ASSOCIATES

Dr. Tom Collins

I am an Early Career Research Fellow in the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester. My team and I investigate: Discovery of repeated patterns in music, visual, and other domains; Question answering on music scores (given a query like ‘perfect cadence followed by homophonic texture’, retrieve the relevant events from a digital score); Modelling musical expectancy and listening choices (for symbolic/audio input and different listener backgrounds/contexts); Automatic generation of stylistic compositions, incorporation in software, and the technology’s effect on student education and work. Web Audio Framework.

Dr. Simon Holland

Simon Holland is founder and Director of the Music Computing Lab at the Open University. He has devised numerous innovations in Human Computer Interaction, Music Interaction and Digital Health, including the Haptic Bracelets, the Haptic Drum Kit, AudioGPS, Harmony Space and Direct Combination. He has pioneered new approaches to stroke rehabilitation by adapting his earlier work in haptic devices for learning multi-limb musical rhythms. He was principal Editor of the 2013 Springer book “Music and Human Computer Interaction” and is Lead Chair of the CHI 2016 Workshop in Music and HCI.

Dr. Marinos Koutsomichalis

Marinos Koutsomichalis is an artist, scholar and software developer. He has presented his work internationally in all sorts of milieus: from leading museums and acclaimed biennales to industrial sites, and from underground venues to churches or scientific conferences. He has worked as a research fellow in the University of Turin and has lectured at the University of Wolverhampton (VL), the Technological Educational Institute of Crete and the Athenian Contemporary Music Research Center (CMRC-KSYME). He has a PhD in Music, Sound and Media Art from the De Montfort University and a MA in composition with digital media from the University of York.

 

ALUMNI

Richard Burn

Richard graduated from the UoW MSc Audio Technology in 2015 and was subsequently awarded AHRC funding for a full time PhD studentship at Birmingham City University. His thesis title is: “Music-making for the Deaf: Exploring new ways of enhancing musical experience with visual and haptic feedback systems.” His research focuses on ways of enhancing the musical experience for players of virtual instruments, which in themselves, provide little of the multi-sensory stimulation enjoyed by players of acoustic instruments. In doing this, he endeavours to provide meaningful visual and haptic feedback systems, designed to enhance the enjoyment and ability of deaf players.

Lee Clarke

Lee graduated from University of Wolverhampton with BA(Hons) First Class in Music Technology and more recently MSc Audio Technology. Lee’s research interests include the influence of noise in our daily environments and the use of noise / distortion in popular music. Influenced by generative, stochastic methods, Lee has designed interactive audio tools for installation, performance and composition. His MSc project researched the role of audio in computer games and how this can be utilised to in creating an audio-game designed to induce a sense of Flow. He currently lives in Prague.

Alex Dudley

Alex has a BA (Hons) in Sound Production and an MSc in Audio Technology. He is an entrepreneur, musician, record producer, audio engineer, occasional programmer and inventor. He wears many hats in life and is always open to new ideas. Alex’s projects include “Lamb Chops in the Rain”; a Pure Data composition powered by a swarm, “Wobbletron”; a monophonic synthesizer with note generation controlled via cellular automata, film soundtracks, commercial music production work and remixes.

 

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