Archive for October, 2012

October 3rd, 2012

Two new PhD’s born in 2012

It gives us great pleasure to announce two new PhDs were born in 2012.

Sean Williams was the first ever student to graduate from our PhD in Creative Music Practice . Supervised by Martin Parker and Simon Frith, the research “Electronic music instrument practice and the mechanisms of influence between technical design, performance practice and composition“, included detailed case studies of both King Tubby’s and Stockahusen’s music, methods and technologies alongside a portfolio of original practice that ranged from analogue tape music composition, through to a recording of a short work for wax cylinder.  Sean is now a Leverhulme scholar attached to the Reid School of Music here in Edinburgh.

Vangelis Lympouridis‘ PhD was produced collaboration with the SPECKLED Computing Group in Informatics and was supervised by Martin Parker and D.K. Arvind. Vangelis’ thesis included a portfolio of experimental work with dancers, yoga practitioners and a Flamenco dancer along with a written submission explored in detail “Design Strategies for Whole Body Interactive Performance Systems“. Vangelis is now based in the US working at the University of South California, based at the Interactive Media Division in the School of Cinematic Arts.

 


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