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Dr Tim Ewers

Associate Professor of Music


My academic career started in 1982 at Goldsmiths' College when asked to take on some part time teaching on completing my MMus in Composition. I continued to work at Goldsmiths' until 1995 and was also active as a composer, oboist and director of the Varese Ensemble, a group specialising in performing contemporary classical music. I completed my doctorate (AMusD) at Nottingham in 1995 and began working at Kingston, as research assistant on a peer assessment in composition project. In 2002 I was offered a fractional post at Kingston and was made full time in 2005 when I became academic mentor to AHRC Research Fellow in Performing Arts, Jane Manning. From 2010-2014 I served as Director of Studies for Music and in 2015 was awarded Senior Fellowship of the HEA and promoted to Associate Professor. My current position is Course Leader for Taught Postgraduate courses in Music.

Areas of specialism

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Aesthetics


  • AMusD
  • MMus
  • BMus(Hons)
  • ARCM


My research consists of composition and the philosophical study of musical composition and performance. The compositions are disseminated through commercially released CDs on the Guild label, a DVD on the FMR label, publication of scores by Elysian Edition and Forward Contemporary Music Ltd and by public performances and broadcasts. Papers have been delivered on The Epistemology of Composition, The Development of an Ontological Model for Musical Composition and, with Jason Piper, Contamination, Purity and Ownership: Collaborative Interactions between Dance and Music.

Current projects:

1) The Extended Piano, reinventing the piano for the 21st century with Kate Ryder. Grants received from Creative Works, London and RVW Trust. Further grants applications submitted to AHRC and Arts Council.

2) The Soprano Trombone, exploring the potential of this rare but beautiful instrument with Torbjorn Hultmark. Composing new repertoire and recording a CD of it for the Guild label. Funding bids submitted to the Arts Council of England.

3) Hurrian Hymn no. 6, reimagining the oldest discovered piece of notated music in collage and context. This is a collaboration between a team of 6 composers from around the world led by Warwick Blair from New Zealand and British Museum scholar, Richard Dumbrill. An AHRC application is in preparation.


Number of items: 24.


Searby, Mike and Ewers, Tim (1997) An evaluation of the use of peer assessment in higher education: a case study in the School of Music, Kingston University. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 22(4), pp. 371-383. ISSN (print) 0260-2938

Searby, Mike and Ewers, Tim (1996) Peer assessing composition in Higher Education. British Journal of Music Education, 13(2), pp. 155-163. ISSN (print) 0265-0517

Book Section

Searby, Michael and Ewers, Tim (2000) Peer assessment in composition. In: Hunter, Desmond and Russ, Michael, (eds.) Peer learning in music. Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland : University of Ulster. pp. 106-114. ISBN 1859231438


Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2016) From The Deep. (Musical Score). Sibelius File. (Unpublished)

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2016) Ghost Sonata. (Musical Score). Sibelius Score and QuickTime Video. (Unpublished)

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2016) Stop, Start, Slip, Slide. (Musical Composition). (Unpublished)

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2014) Timaeus of Locri contemplates the creation of a perfect world. (Music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2011) Wonderlands. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2008) Chimburazo. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2007) On the edge. (saxophone quartet). Score and compact disc. (In Press)

Ewers, Tim (2005) D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y : a setting of 5 poems by e.e. cummings. (voice and instrumental ensemble). Score and compact disc. (Unpublished)

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2004) Flautando. (flute with piano accompaniment). (Unpublished)

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2003) Blast. (saxophone with piano accompaniment). (Unpublished)

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2000) Moondrunk for solo soprano. (Music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (2000) Solitaire. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1999) Rainy days and holidays. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1998) Geometric designs. (music). Version 2.

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1994) Following on. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1991), indigo, violet. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1990) Altiplano. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1989) Squaring the circle. (music).

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1988) Kite. (music). Version 2.

Ewers, Tim [Composer] (1986) Quadrivium. (music).

Moving Image/Broadcast

Millward, Frank [Designer], Ewers, Tim [Composer] and Searby, Michael [Composer] (2007) Uneasy dreams. (3D spectrographic responses).

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