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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 with Pip Dickens (University of Lancaster) 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. 

Portfolio: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4OaC5xZHj2njvhaj8AkjJ8

Website: https://monty-adkins.com/

Research Expertise and Interests

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

Research Expertise and Interests

  • 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 2019

Music Beyond Airports: Appraising Ambient Music

Adkins, M. (ed.) & Cummings, S. (ed.), 30 Jul 2019, Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press. 234 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Saenredam's Dream

Adkins, M., 28 Dec 2019

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Spatial Setting


Adkins, M., 23 Nov 2018

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Open Access


Adkins, M., 1 May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Na Okraji Vody

Translated title of the contribution: Water's EdgeAdkins, M., Middleton, D., Summers, S-J., Woods, S. P., Green, S. & Fetokaki, S., 26 Dec 2018

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Activities 2010 2019

Roberto Gerhard's Audiovisual Works

Mathew Adkins (Speaker)
9 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Engagement in Electronic Music

Monty Adkins (Speaker)
7 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

External Examiner (PhD)

Monty Adkins (Examiner)
15 Sep 2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Ambient @40

Monty Adkins (Organiser)
23 Feb 201824 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Journal of Music, Technology and Education (Journal)

Mathew Adkins (Member of editorial board)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Press / Media

A Conversation with Monty Adkins

Mathew Adkins & Simon Cummings


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

A Year At Ushers Hill in Best of 2017 list

Monty Adkins


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Review of A Year At Ushers Hill

Monty Adkins


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

5:4 Dialogues

Monty Adkins & Simon Cummings


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Lépidoptères Takes Flight with Recorders and Electronics

Mathew Adkins


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment