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Dr Freida Abtan

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Freida is an artist and composer, primarily working with samples of both musical and non-musical objects.

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Dr Tamsin Alexander

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Researching the transnational spread of Russian opera in the 19th century, Tamsin focusses on Prague, London and Nice.

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Professor John Baily

Emeritus Professor of Ethnomusicology
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John’s principal research interests are ethnomusicology, in performance and film, and music’s relation to migration.

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Paul Bartholomew

Lecturer in Music
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A concert and studio arranger, Paul’s musical interests have led to performing with BB King, Barry White and more.

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Mira Benjamin

Lecturer in Performance
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Canadian violinist, researcher & new-music instigator, specialising in performance of new and experimental music.

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Dr Alexis Bennett

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Alexis is currently completing doctoral research at Goldsmiths whilst teaching Music in Film and Media Composition.

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Rose Dagul

Lecturer in Music
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Rose is a songwriter, composer and artist, interested in the visibility of process and making mistakes.

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Mr Simon Deacon

Co-Head of Department, Senior Lecturer. Pathway Convenor for MMus in Popular Music
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Simon has overseen the development of a performance culture within the Music department and is a founder of NX Records.

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Professor John Levack Drever

Professor of Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research (SPR)
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Intersecting sonic arts, soundscapes and acoustics, John’s research is an inquiry into everyday environmental sound.

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Dr Dimitris Exarchos

Associate Lecturer
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Dimitris is a theorist and musicologist who explores both post-structuralist philosophy and contemporary composition.

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Ian Gardiner, BMus, MA

Senior Lecturer
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Ian is an accomplished composer and orchestral arranger with an interest in Film music in Britain and Media composition.

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Dr Iris Garrelfs

Lecturer in Sonic Arts
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Iris works on the cusp of music, art and sociology across improvised performance, installation and media projects.

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Mr Mikko Gordon

Head of Goldsmiths Music Studios
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Mikko is a music producer and mixing engineer, who has worked with artists such as Thom Yorke, Pete Townshend and Gaz Coombes. He is responsible for the Goldsmiths Music Studios.

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Dr Stephen Graham

Co-Head of Department, Lecturer in Music.
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Stephen’s interest is piqued by contemporary music, including the underground, experimental and popular.

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John Harries

Lecturer, Admissions Tutor for BMus Popular Music, Pathway Leader and Admissions Tutor for MMus Creative Practice
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John is a producer, performer and composer whose music ranges from improvised noise to detailed electronic pop.

Ms Maria Krivenski

Associate Tutor & Instrumental Tutor
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Maria focusses on the culture of ‘classical’ musical performance – how it is created, transmitted and transformed.

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Dr Naomi Matsumoto

Lecturer in Music
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Naomi has scholarly interests in Italian opera, Purcell and Monteverdi and Baroque period performance practice.

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Professor Simon McVeigh

Professor of Music, Academic Director of Research Policy
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Simon is a musicologist specialising in British musical life 1700-1945, violin music and performance practices.

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Professor Keith Negus

Professor of Musicology
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Keith has written books on Bob Dylan, the music industry, and various articles on music’s place in culture.

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Joe Newman

Lecturer in Music
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As a guitarist and performer, Joe has toured and recorded with Mercury Prize nominated artists Jessie Ware, Ghostpoet and Eska, as well as Tom Jones, Miguel and Bilal.

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Dr Tom Perchard

Reader in Music, Director of Research, Programme Convenor for BMus Popular Music
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Tom’s teaching and research centres on the cultural history and historiography of jazz and popular music.

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Jeremy Peyton Jones

Reader in Music, Director of Studies
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Jeremy is a composer with interests in post-operatic music theatre and the role of narrative and body in performance.

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Keith Potter

Professor of Music
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Keith’s present research work includes books on the American composers Earle Brown and Steve Reich.

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Roger Redgate

Professor in Composition, Director Contemporary Music Research Unit
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Roger works in jazz, improvised music and film and his compositions have been performed across Europe and the USA.

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Dr Lauren Redhead

Senior Lecturer, Head of Undergraduate Studies
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Lauren is interested in the aesthetics as socio-semiotics of music, and is a composer of experimental music and a performer of music for organ and electronics.

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Dr Holly Rogers

Reader, Chair of Exams (

Holly is interested in the ways in which music interacts with other disciplines and how such combinations are received. 

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Ian Stonehouse

Head of the Electronic Music Studios
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A trained artist, Ian has worked in film, sound, video and animation and is invested in electronic music research.