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Stephen is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Sound with a background in 20th Century Classical Music, electroacoustic music composition and software engineering.  He is both an active composer and audio software developer.  He holds a PhD in electroacoustic composition and audio software development from the University of Sheffied (2017) supervised by Professor Adrian Moore.

Stephen is the primary software engineer of "Compose With Sounds", a cross-platform pedagogical audio workstation.  This software package was created in collaboration with institutions, creative practitioners and pedagogs across Europe.  Notable institutions include INA-GRM (Paris, France), Notam (Oslo, Norway), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Miso Music (Lisbon, Portugal), De Montefort University (Leicester, United Kingdom).  Workshops and concerts using the software have been held across Europe and China.

Research Interests

  • Electroacoustic and acousmatic composition
  • Audio software design and implemention
  • New forms of audio synthesis 
  • Sound spatialization
  • Pedagogy of electroacoustic music and the techniques used

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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