The Department of Music has embarked on an exciting programme of expansion in the field of music technology. Central to this is the appointment of a full-time Teaching Associate in Music Technology, Simon Paterson. Simon, an alumnus of the department, has 15 years unrivalled experience in higher education teaching and the music industry.
In spring 2014, Simon delivered a new module in Digital Composition, allowing students to develop industry-ready skills in audio and MIDI programming, sound synthesis, sampling techniques and scoring using Logic Pro. The success of this module, and the ever-growing importance of music technology skills to career paths of all kinds, has enabled Simon’s full-time appointment and a University commitment to further investment in equipment and studio refurbishment.
For 2014/15, Simon will teach two additional modules: Music Production and Aesthetics of Electronic and Computer Music. Music Production will develop students’ skills in studio recording, arranging and scoring, and mixing/mastering. Aesthetics of Electronic and Computer Music is a lecture and seminar-based module investigating how technological shifts have altered the course of music creation and performance over the last 100 years and radically changed how music is distributed and consumed.
From 2015/16, these will be complemented by further new modules in Sound Design, Studio Recording, and Introduction to Music Technology Skills.
Posted on Tuesday 23rd September 2014