Dr Guy Baron

Staff details

Dr Guy Baron






g.baron (@gold.ac.uk)

Guy conducts practice-based research in music production and works as a singer-producer under the name Semi Precious.

Since 2019, Guy has been serving as a lecturer of music production and songwriting.

Working as singer-producer under the name Semi Precious, his musical releases have been endorsed by outlets such as The Sunday Times, The Guardian, i-D and Electronic Sound Magazine.

His musical practice explores notions of reminiscing and retrospection through the lens of “bedroom production”, as well as sampling of easy listening library music and hauntology.

He currently co-runs electronic music record label and artist collective squareglass and previously collaborated with producer Matthew Herbert.

Guy further serves as a lecturer in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University, where he leads a music industry practice module, whilst also supervising research projects undertaken by Year 3 students of Music and Sound Design.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD 2021
  • MMus 2015
  • BMus 2014

Teaching and supervision

Guy is module convenor for the Popular Music Production module (level 5), whilst also teaching and supervising practice-based projects as part of the Composition Portfolio module (level 6). He further supervises postgraduate projects undertaken by MMus Creative Practice and MMus Popular Music students.

Research interests

Popular music; electronic music production; songwriting; post-digital aesthetics, hauntology, vaporwave; practice-based research.