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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Music research

Our research focuses on four main areas.

Sonic Arts @ Kingston

Music Department iconThis 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.


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.


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

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.

Postgraduate Music Open Day


2.00pm, Friday, 31 March 2017
Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB

Join us at a Postgraduate Music Open Day to learn more about the courses and visit our facilities.

Key contacts

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  • Undergraduate
    Saturday 14 January 2017

    Wednesday 25 January 2017

    Saturday 11 February 2017

    Wednesday 22 February 2017

    Saturday 11 March 2017

    Wednesday 22 March 2017
  • Postgraduate
    Friday 16 December 2016

    Friday 31 March 2017

    Friday 14 July 2017