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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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Sound Arts & Humanities
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Documentary Film Arts & Humanities
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1960s Arts & Humanities
Nostalgia Arts & Humanities
Music Composition Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Article
  • 2 Digital or Visual Products

Introduction

Cox, G., 23 Jul 2018, Soundings : Documentary Film and the Listening Experience. Cox, G. & Corner, J. (eds.). University of Huddersfield Press, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

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., 23 Jul 2018, Soundings: Documentary Film and the Listening Experience. Cox, G. & Corner, J. (eds.). University of Huddersfield Press, p. 37-67 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

‘Shape, Form, Colour’ … and Music: Abstraction, Meaning, and Nostalgia in 1960s Scottish Industrial Documentary

Cox, G., 1 Aug 2018, In : Music and Letters. 99, 3, p. 386-426 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Music
1960s
Documentary
Nostalgia
Scotland

Mill Study

Cox, G. & Marley, K., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Sound
Physical
Documentary Film
Poetry
Listeners
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Acoustic waves
Post offices
Innovation
Coal
Poetry

Activities 2014 2019

Harnessing the power of sound and music to inspire positive ecological action

Geoff Cox (Participant)
11 Sep 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

The Colour of Scotland

Geoff Cox (Speaker), Fiona Jardine (Speaker)
24 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Studies in Documentary Film (Journal)

Geoff Cox (Reviewer)
10 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Mapping Spaces, Sounding Places: Geographies of Sound in Audiovisual Media

Geoff Cox (Speaker)
20 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

External Examiner (PhD)

Geoff Cox (Examiner)
5 Oct 2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination