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Professor Monty Adkins is a composer, performer, and Professor of Experimental Electronic Music at the University of Huddersfield. He has created installations, concert and audio-visual works, and a number of collaborations with contemporary performers, video artists and photographers. His work since 2008 has been released by Audiobulb, Cronica, Eilean, and empreintes DIGITALes .

His works have been commissioned by Ina-GRM, IRCAM, BBC Radio 3, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, SpACE-Net, ZKM (Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe) and Sonic Arts Network, among others. For his oeuvre he has been awarded over 15 international prizes including the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden), Grand Prize at Musica Nova (Prague, Czech Republic), and five prizes at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France).

Having read music at Pembroke College (University of Cambridge) where he studied French medieval and Italian Renaissance music, Adkins then studied electronic music with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham where he performed across Europe with the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), and Simon Waters at the University of East Anglia.

Adkins is also active as a writer and concert curator. He completed his first book in 2011 on the relationship between art and music (Shibusa – Extracting Beauty), followed by two further edited collections  on the music of Roberto Gerhard. Adkins has also contibuted journal articles to Organised Sound and the Journal of Music Technology and Education, book chapters on music education, mixed music and the electronic music of Christopher Fox amongst others.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Experimental Electronic Music Composition
  • Acousmatic Music
  • Aesthetics of Digital Music
  • Sonic Art and Installation
  • Sound Spatialisation


  • Digital Music
  • Acousmatic Music
  • Aesthetics of Digital Music
  • Experimental Electronic Music Composition
  • Sonic Art
  • Sonic Installation
  • Sound Spatialisation

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Research Output 2009 2018


Adkins, M. 1 May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


A year at usher's hill

Adkins, M. 8 Aug 2017

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Adkins, M. & Sundin, P. E. 2017

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Shadows and Reflections

Adkins, M. 5 Sep 2017

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Stained Glass Windows

Shadow Worlds | Writer’s Rooms: Freud’s House

Adkins, M., Lewis, C., Pettican, A. & Mojsiewicz, K. 2017 Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx), (Lisbon, 6-7 July 2017). Ribas, L., Rangel, A., Verdicchio, M. & Carvalhais, M. (eds.). Universidade do Porto, p. 273-280 8 p. (xCoAx Proceedings)

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

Open Access
Sigmund Freud

Activities 2010 2018

Ambient @40

Adkins, M. (Organiser)
23 Feb 201824 Feb 2018

Activity: Organising a conference, workshop, ...

External Reviewer

Adkins, M. (Examiner)

Activity: Examination

Organised Sound (Journal)

Adkins, M. (Reviewer)

Activity: Editorial work

Journal of Music, Technology and Education (Journal)

Adkins, M. (Member of editorial board)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial work

External Examiner

Adkins, M. (Examiner)

Activity: Examination