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Biography

Dr. Rupert Till is Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Drama, having worked at the University of Huddersfield since 2002. He is also Associate Dean International in the School of Music, Humanities and Media, responsible for overseeing international development and recruitment. In addition he is Director of the Popular Music Studies Research Group.

He has research interests in popular music and sound archaeology. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch. He directs Huddersfield activities within the European Music Archaeology Project, a large 5 year European Union Culture Programme funded project.

He previously worked at Bretton Hall University College, and studied composition with minimalist Gavin Bryars, Scratch Orchestra founder member Christopher Hobbs, sound artist Katharine Norman, and with George Nicholson. His PhD included film music, music for dance, ambient techno and electronica compositions. He continues to write electronica and music for screen, and is also an active performer, he plays piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion and sings. He has appeared on TV and Radio, including BBC Breakfast, BBC News, the Sky at Night, Mystery Quest, BBC Radio 2, 4, 5, 6 and World Service, LBC, various international stations, and speaks regularly on BBC Radio Leeds and Sheffield on popular music subjects.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Electronic Dance Music and its culture
  • Popular Music Composition
  • Popular Music Performance
  • Popular Music and Religion
  • Stardom and Celebrity Culture
  • Arhcaeoacoustics, Music Archaeology and Sound Archaeology
  • Postmodern Composition and Performance
  • Art of Record Production

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Electronic Dance Music
  • Popular Music Composition
  • Popular Music Performance
  • Popular Music and Religion
  • Stardom
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Archaeoacoustics
  • Music Archaeology
  • Sound Archaeology
  • Postmodern Composition
  • Performance
  • Art of Record Production

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Projects 2013 2014

Songs of the Caves: acoustics and prehistoric art in Cantabrian caves

Till, R., Fazenda, B. & Scarre, C.

1/02/1331/03/14

Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2019

Open Access
World Heritage Site
archaeology
cave
acoustics
acoustic property

Apollo and Dionysus: Sounds From Classical Antiquity. European Music Archaeology Project Volume 5

Till, R., Conner, S., Brown, B., Armstrong, C., Sutkowska, O., Kenny, J., Willberg, J., Till, R., Till, R. & Lake, D., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Apollo
Classical Antiquity
Dionysus
European music
Sound

Dub Archaeology

Till, R., Conner, S., Salama, M., Hagel, S., Egevad, A., Egevad, J., Potengowski, A. F. & Lake, D., Aug 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Archaeology
Albums
Amazon
Huddersfield
European music

Ambient Music

Till, R., 6 Apr 2017, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music. Partridge, C. & Moberg, M. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic, (Bloomsbury Handbooks in Religion).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Music
Religion
Spirituality
Stillness
Chill

An archaeoacoustic study of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum on Malta

Till, R., Feb 2017, In : Antiquity. 91, 355, p. 74-89 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Malta
acoustics
religious behavior
Acoustics

Activities 2014 2018

Sound Archaeology: Producing the Ancient Past

Rupert Till (Speaker)
4 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Crosstown Traffic

Rupert Till (Organiser), Toby Martin (Organiser), Jan-Peter Herbst (Organiser), Austin Moore (Organiser), Mark Mynett (Organiser), Lisa Colton (Organiser), Catherine Haworth (Organiser)
3 Sep 20185 Sep 2018

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

Samsara Festival

Rupert Till (Participant)
11 Aug 2018

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

An Introduction to Archaeoacoustics

Rupert Till (Speaker)
20 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Ambient @40

Rupert Till (Organiser)
23 Feb 201824 Feb 2018

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

Press / Media

1969: When the Beatles Broke Up and the Party had to Stop

Rupert Till

27/12/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Offensive Language in Music

Rupert Till

19/12/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Music to Keep the Darkness at Bay

Rupert Till

16/12/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Classical CDs Weekly: Handel, William Howard, Professor Chill

Rupert Till

13/10/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How I Made A Record With 30,000-Year-Old Bone Flutes

Rupert Till

27/09/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment