Research & Teaching


I currently lecture at Edinburgh College (Sighthill Campus).  Subjects include Performance Technology, Composition Techniques and Orchestration.  I also supervise graduate level students.

Over the course of the Performance Technology unit, I introduce students to glitch, soundscape composition, sound design, gesture capture and circuit bending techniques while training them in Max/MSP.

I also work as an ad hoc lecturer at the University of Aberdeen where I have designed and taught several composition courses including: Acousmatic Composition, Glitch Composition and Contemporary Musical Theatre.

Research – Papers and Presentations

  • “Perpetual Erosion: Impermanence in Audio-Visual Intermedia”, presented at the INTIME 2011 Symposium, Coventry University, 24 September 2011 and at the Royal Musical Association (RMA) Annual Research Students’ Conference, 6 January 2012.  Publication pending.
  • “A Private Space: Ambient and Soundscape Composition” CeReNeM Journal: Issue Two, Part One (2010): PDF.
  • “Three Types of Engagement with Place Through Acousmatic Listening and Composition” (with Suk-Jun Kim and Pete Stollery), presented at the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM), University of Aberdeen, 16 September 2011.  Published in I. Russell & C. Ingram (eds), Taking Part in Music: Case Studies in Ethnomusicology, Elphinstone Institute Occasional Publications 9, Aberdeen: Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, in association with the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology.
  • “Negation of Liveness and the Metamorphosis of its Meaning” (with Suk-Jun Kim), FIMPaC 2011, Leeds College of Music, 12 May 2011.  Publication pending.
  • “Reproductions: Glitching Dance”, Music Research Seminar, University of Aberdeen, 28 April 2011
  •  “Recent Compositions”, Music Research Seminar, University of Aberdeen, 11 December 2009
  • “Fog: Communication Breakdown and the Role of the Artist”, The Artist Under the Microscope, University of Durham, 14 November 2009
  • “Fog and Recent Compositions”, RSAMD Research Talks, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 22 October 2009
  • “Acoustic Ecology”, AberdeenEcology Day, University of Aberdeen, 16 April 2009
  • “Synaesthesia and Multi-Sensory Perception in Music”, Music Research Seminar, University of Aberdeen, 27 March 2009


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