Prof Kevin Jones
Composer, researcher, teacher and performer (pianist, accompanist, conductor,organist) with a special interest in music in interdisciplinary contexts, particularly in relation to science and mathematics, taking in contemporary and historical, western and non-western perspectives. Much of his composition and research relates music to natural forms such as landscape, star patterns and geological phenomena. He also has a keen interest in musical codes and cryptography, particularly in relation to the music of Elgar. Widely published and performed, he regularly contributes to radio and TV programmes.
Educational and professional qualifications
|1980||PhD Music , City University, London|
|1978||MPhil Computer Science , University of Aston in Birmingham|
|1973||BA Music/Mathematics , York University|
|Royal Society COPUS funding: 'Singing Maps' collaborative project with Prof Nick Petford & Dr Doreen Boyd (Earth Sciences)
Jones, Kevin (1999) Splitting cells, virtual sculptures and a system for carving up musical space. In: Lasker, George E. and Rhodes, James, (eds.) Systems research in arts: Musicology. Windsor, Ontario, Canada : International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics. pp. 20-25. ISBN 0921836961
Jones, Kevin [Composer] (1998) Passing the summer at the thatched hall of the inkwell. (Score).
Conference or Workshop Item
Jones, Kevin (2006) The songs of rocks, rivers and stars: systems for mapping spatial and time-series data into musical sound. In: Music, environmental design, and the choreography of space; 7-12 Aug 2006, Baden-Baden, Germany. (Unpublished)
Jones, Kevin (2005) The aeolian harp, the "dark saying" and the subject of Elgar's 13th enigma variation. In: Elgar Conference; 01-03 Jul 2005, Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K.. (Submitted)
Jones, Kevin and Wong, Kathleen (2005) A comparison of the musical and scientific thinking of Xenakis with that of ancient China: the architecture of scales and the notion of Lu. In: International Symposium Iannis Xenakis; 18 - 20 May 2005, Athens, Greece. ISBN 9602144440
Jones, Kevin (2001) The cave and the tree: clues to the music of Japan? In: Japanese music today and tomorrow; 27 Oct 2001, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Jones, Kevin [Composer] (2007) The Antarctic sonata: music inspired by Antarctic research. Music inspired by Antarctic research. 11 Sep 2007, London, U.K.