Founded in 2012, the Sound Music Image research centre (SMIC/rc) welcomes all research interests that involve film, video, sound and music technology and computer music composition.
The exponential growth in musical forms of new media that began in the 1980s – with the launch of MTV, and has arguably reached its critical mass with the recent growth-spurt of the video-game industry – has brought many interesting challenges for theorists and practitioners alike. Yet, academia is, in many respects, still playing catch-up to these. In both the audiovisual art world and in the entertainment industry, there is still ample room for artistic innovation and critical thinking in sound and music. The Sound-Music-Image research centre aims to be the premier academic hub for both practice-led research and musicology of the sonic arts as they relate to the still or moving image, with a substantial impact in the field at home and abroad.
SMIC/rc is directed by Julio d’Escriván, and features a core team of faculty members. Catherine Haworth, Liz Dobson, Monty Adkins and Geoff Cox are all staff who see image/sound/music as their research focus. Combining creative practice, music technology and musicology, the team has a breadth of scope that should prove very attractive in terms of research student supervision, teaching, industry links, and funding applications.
SMIC/rc works in partnership with CeReNeM (Centre for Research in New Music), and MuGI (Centre for the Study of Music, Gender and Identity) research centres, and the wider music department. For more information:
Music courses at Huddersfield: http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/supporting/mus/
SMIC/rc meets every Wednesday at 4.15pm, Creative Arts Building, Room G/05. Interested students please contact Dr. Julio d’Escriván firstname.lastname@example.org