Department of Music and Drama

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The University of Huddersfield is home to a vibrant, diverse, international, and innovative group of music researchers. Our staff are recognised as leading figures in their fields, as evidenced by major commissions, performances, recordings, and publications. Our international postgraduate student community includes early career researchers who are already making significant contributions as composers, performers, technicians, engineers, and musicologists.



Drama, Theatre and Performance at Huddersfield hosts a vibrant and developing research culture in the ares of psychophysical performance, performance Magic, technical theatre and multimedia in performance.

Drama research also includes research activities into performance and disability, psychoanalysis, creativity, ecology, improvisation, new writing, and processes of devising. Members of the Drama team have contributed articles to peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review, Performing Ethos, TDR, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training as well as contributing chapters to a variety of collections, authoring monographs and editing collections and series.

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Music Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities
Ensemble Arts & Humanities
Composer Arts & Humanities
Solo Arts & Humanities
Concert Arts & Humanities
Song Arts & Humanities
Huddersfield Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1992 2019

Brave new ideas begin: Disability, gender, and life-writing in twenty-first-century pop

Stras, L., Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions. Fast, S. & Jennex, C. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Making a Laboratory: Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video

Spatz, B., 15 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Brooklyn, NY: punctum books. (Advanced Methods: New Research Ontologies)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

research method

Projects 2012 2022

John Cage and the 'Concert for piano and orchestra'

Thomas, J. & Iddon, M.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Song-Action

Spatz, B.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Songs of the Caves: acoustics and prehistoric art in Cantabrian caves

Till, R., Fazenda, B. M. & Scarre, C.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 1992 2019

Discussion of Readings

Igor Contreras-Zubillaga (Speaker)
18 Jan 201919 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Morton Feldman 'Crippled Symmetry'

Philip Thomas (Participant), Richard Craig (Participant), Damien Harron (Participant)
22 Jan 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Unequal Equalities: Group Music-Making as Deliberative Democracy

Robert Adlington (Speaker)
4 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk