Personal profile

Biography

Geoffrey Cox began his musical career in London as a guitarist in a post-punk, new wave band in 1979. Rejecting all forms of structured musical learning, he submerged himself in various rock groups before finally embarking on a course of musical study at Liverpool Community College in 1989 which led to the formation of a jazz-influenced quintet playing mostly his own music.  This, in turn, led to an exploration of classical and contemporary music through an HND. He completed a First class honours degree in composition at Huddersfield in 1999  and a PhD in 2007 which focuses on the use of borrowed material in sampled and written form across a wide variety of musical genres. Other specialisms include Popular Musicology (the history and effect of technological developments on popular music) and working with visual images in a musical context, work which has become increasingly important to his output.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Acoustic music composition.
  • Electroacoustic music composition.
  • Sound and image: theory and practice.
  • Popular musicology.
  • Music technology.

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Research Output 2017 2018

Introduction

Cox, G. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Soundings : Documentary Film and the Listening Experience. Cox, G. & Corner, J. (eds.). University of Huddersfield Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Weave Me a Rainbow ‘The march, the march of colour and pattern’: Music and cinematography at the service of the creative promotion of the 1960s Scottish woollen industry

Cox, G. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Soundings: Documentary Film and the Listening Experience. Cox, G. & Corner, J. (eds.). University of Huddersfield Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract Paintings
Music
1960s
Documentary
Realism

Mill Study

Cox, G., Marley, K. & Cox, G. 2017

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Sound
Physical
Documentary Film
Aesthetics
Listeners
Open Access
Acoustic waves
Concretes
Post offices
Innovation
Coal

Activities 2014 2016

  • 3 Oral presentation