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Music research

Our research focuses on four main areas:

Sonic Arts @ Kingston

Sonic Arts @ Kingston

Sonic Arts @ Kingston

This area revolves around studio composition, live electronics, improvisation, live performance and audiovisual practices. Our work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally. This diversity is reflected within our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, which is enriched by KUDAC (Kingston University Digital Arts Collective), a staff-student collaborative ensemble focusing on technologically-mediated live performance.

Musicology

Musicology

Musicology

Research focuses on French music and the music of Ligeti; we research music in a broad interdisciplinary context, and areas of interest include gesture, word-music relations, music and dance, and aesthetics.

Composition

Composition

Composition

Work by our composers has been performed and broadcast worldwide at venues including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Centre, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the Donaueschingen Festival. We collaborate with leading performers.

The Heritage and Future of Analogue Recording and Production

The Heritage and Future of Analogue Recording and Production

The Heritage and Future of Analogue Recording and Production

This is a large-scale research project partnered with the British Library and the Science Museum. The project aims to document and preserve the legacy of the analogue era. Tapping into contemporary love of retro sounds, the Visconti Studio does not just revive objects but actively revives analogue practices. The project combines questions around cultural nostalgia with concrete musical practice and heritage studies. It will build a rich and diverse archive of recordings, practices, instruments, technologies, listening testimonies, and scholarly reflection.

How to apply

If you are interested in studying for a research degree, the first step is to submit your research proposal to the Research Student Co-ordinator (tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2304). Please produce your proposal using the following research proposal guidelines.

Department of Performing Arts

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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