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
Composer Arts & Humanities
Solo Arts & Humanities
Ensemble Arts & Humanities
Song Arts & Humanities
Consort Arts & Humanities
Huddersfield Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1992 2018

All the Noises: Hijacking Listening Machines for Performative Research

Bowers, J. & Green, O., 18 Jun 2018, NIME 2018: New Interfaces For Musical Expression. p. 114-119 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Approaches to Actor Training: International Perspectives

Freeman, J. (ed.), 2018, (Accepted/In press) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

A republic of spaces

Cassidy, A., May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Projects 2012 2022

John Cage and the 'Concert for piano and orchestra'

Thomas, J. & Iddon, M.


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 2018

Composers’ Recordings from the Turn of the Century: Changing Historical Concepts of Authorship and Intentionality

Inja Stanovic (Speaker)
9 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

"In Here it's Not Prison": Engaging Vulnerable and Stigmatized Communities in Composition

Toby Martin (Speaker), Alexandra Richardson (Speaker), Emma Richards (Speaker)
19 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Most Democratic of Composers? Eliott Carter and the Idea of Democracy

Robert Adlington (Speaker)
24 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk