Staff in the Department of Music

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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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Dr Jess Aslan

Associate Lecturer
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Jess is an educator, composer and performer working in computer assisted music performance and production.

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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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Dr 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 researches British musical culture in the 1930s and folk music of Britain and Ireland. He is also a composer and performer.

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James Bulley

Research Associate
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James Bulley is an artist, curator and researcher whose practice explores locative sound, spatialisation and site-specific installation.

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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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Dr Alex de Lacey

Lecturer, Admissions Tutor for BMus Music
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Alex’s work centres on group creativity and live improvisation. His doctoral thesis, entitled Level Up: Live Performance and Collective Creativity in Grime Music, examined crew interactivity and the development of new stylistic tropes in situ at London pirate radio stations and raves. He is currently researching the performance of grime music in different geographic contexts.

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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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Dr Pete Furniss

Lecturer in Performance and Pathway Leader, MMus in Performance
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Pete has performed internationally across a variety of genres, including orchestral and chamber music, a wide variety of contemporary and electronic musics, free improvisation and improvised theatre.

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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

Pathway Leader for MMus in Sonic Art and Co-Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research (SPR)
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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

Acting Head of the School of Arts and Humanities, Senior Lecturer in Music
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Stephen's research focuses on contemporary music of all kinds, from fringe ad underground to popular to avant-garde.

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John Harries

Senior 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.

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Hugh Jones

Associate Lecturer
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Hugh Jones is a musician and instrument builder who produces music under the name Crewdson. He has released two full solo albums on the Slowfoot Records label and has produced remixes for the likes of Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings, Sunday Best, One Little Indian and Brownswood Records.

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Dr Caroline Kennedy

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Caroline is a transdisciplinary artist researching post-capitalist creative practice, songwriting, and creative practice

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Dr Maria Krivenski

Lecturer in Music
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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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Ed McKeon

Associate Lecturer
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Ed McKeon leads the Masters module on Music Management.

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Professor Simon McVeigh

Emeritus Professor of Music
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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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Professor Tom Perchard

Professor of 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 was a composer with interests in post-operatic music theatre and the role of narrative and body in performance.

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Professor Keith Potter

Emeritus Professor of Music
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Keith’s present research includes a book on the American composer, Steve Reich; and conference papers, and a journal article, on the Dutch composer, Simeon ten Holt.

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Brenda Rattray

Associate Lecturer
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Brenda is an Educator, Composer, Performer and Artist. Her specialism is a passion for teaching expressive voice to people in all areas of the community from high profile psychiatric prisons to special schools, Montessori nurseries to the BBC Concert and Symphony Orchestras.

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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

Co-Head of Department, Senior Lecturer, Head of Undergraduate Studies
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Lauren’s research spans composition, performance and contemporary musicology., with a focuses on the music and aesthetics of the 21st Century and the methodological critique of practice research.

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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.

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Emma Winston

Associate Lecturer
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Emma is an ethnomusicologist and popular musicologist with particular interests in non-professional musical activity, and the role of the internet and social media in subculture, genre and style.