Search our site
Search our site

Dr Leah Kardos

Senior Lecturer in Music


I am the course leader of the BA(Hons) in Music Technology, and the Project Leader of the Visconti Studio, a recording/research facility at Kingston University's Kingston Hill Campus.

Areas of specialism

  • Creative Practice Research
  • Music Composition
  • Record Production
  • Music Technology
  • Popular Musicology


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Practice) - University of Queensland, 2009-2014.
  • Post-Graduate Certificate of Education - University of Greenwich, 2008.
  • BMus(Hons) - University of Queensland, 1998-2002.
  • A.Mus.A (Associate Music Diploma (Australia)) - AMEB, 1997, Pianoforte, Distinction.

Professional membership

  • Member of the Music Producers Guild
  • FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


I am interested in interdisciplinary creative practice, music technologies, studio craft and any music research where the recording is treated as the primary text. I also enjoy creative practice research and exploring related ways of making music creation, education, and discourse inclusive and accessible to people from various backgrounds regardless of experience or privilege.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 16.


Kardos, Leah (2018) Making room for 21st century musicianship in higher education. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 17(1), pp. 1-14. ISSN (online) 1545-4517

Kardos, Leah [Reviewer] (2017) Book Review of: 'Playing with something that runs : technology, improvisation, and composition in DJ and laptop performance' by Mark J. Butler. The World of Music (new series), 6((2017) 2), pp. 157-159. ISSN (online) 0043-8774

Kardos, Leah (2017) Bowie musicology : mapping Bowie's sound and music language across the catalogue. Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 31(4), pp. 552-563. ISSN (print) 1030-4312

Kardos, Leah (2012) How music technology can make sound and music worlds accessible to student composers in Further Education colleges. British Journal of Music Education, 29(2), pp. 143-151. ISSN (print) 0265-0517

Book Section

Kardos, Leah (2017) The curious musician. In: Ruthmann, S. Alex and Mantie, Roger, (eds.) The Oxford handbook of technology and music education. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. pp. 317-322. (Oxford Handbooks) ISBN 9780199372133

Kardos, Leah (2015) Activating Digital Creativities in Higher Music Education. In: Burnard, Pamela and Haddon, Elizabeth, (eds.) Activating Diverse Musical Creativities: Teaching and Learning in Higher Music Education. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 223-240. ISBN 9781472589118


Kardos, Leah [Composer] (2013) Three Preludes. (Music).

Kardos, Leah [Composer] (2013) Kick for String Orchestra. (String music).

Conference or Workshop Item

Kardos, Leah (2015) PLANET BOWIE: Multiple creativities in practice. In: Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars; 11 Nov 2015, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kardos, Leah (2015) Can you hear me? Analysing the recurring sonic and musical gestures in David Bowie’s recorded works. In: The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie; 17-18 Jul 2015, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)

Kardos, Leah (2015) You can’t hide beat : a collection of David Bowie cover versions created using samples from his own famous recordings. In: The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie; 17-18 Jul 2015, Melbourne, Australia. (Unpublished)

Kardos, Leah (2015) The sonic vernacular : considering communicative timbral gestures in modern music production. In: 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention; 07 - 10 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland.

Kardos, Leah (2014) Exploring the temporalities of a musical idea. In: Music and/as Process Conference; 31 May - 01 June 2014, Caterbury, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kardos, Leah (2013) The invented identities and multiple creativities of David Bowie. In: Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars; 08 Nov 2013, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Sound Recording

Kardos, Leah [Composer] (2017) Rococochet. (Music). London, U.K. : Bigo & Twigetti.


Kardos, Leah (2014) Folio of compositions and critical commentary. (PhD thesis), The University of Queensland, .

This list was generated on Tue Nov 19 04:53:03 2019 GMT.
Site menu