Staff in the Department of Music

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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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Imogen Burman

Events Manager
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Imogen organises all the performance based activities in the department, including rehearsals, concerts, degree shows and visiting guest artists, performers and lecturers.

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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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Dr Moss Freed

Lecturer in Composition and Performance
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Moss is a composer, performer and bandleader with interests in improvisation and social aspects of ensemble performance

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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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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

Head of the School of Arts and Humanities, Senior Lecturer in Music
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Stephen's research theoretically analyses a wide range of current music, from underground to popular and avant-garde.

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Dr Jenn Kirby

Senior Lecturer in Music
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Jenn is a composer, performer and music technologist interested in experimental electronic music and instrument making

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Dr Naomi Matsumoto

Senior Lecturer in Music; Convenor of the Integrated Degree in Music, Foundation Year Programme; International Admissions Tutor
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Naomi has scholarly interests in Italian opera, Purcell and Monteverdi and Baroque period performance practice.

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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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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

Head of Department, Reader in 20th and 21st Century Music
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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.