Pro Plus Ambassador, Musicologist and Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Drama at the University of Huddersfield
Pro Plus Musicologist, Dr. Rupert Till is Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Drama at the University of Huddersfield. 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.
Dr Till 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.
Dr Till 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.
Dr Till 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.
The research shows that silence is worse than vocal or instrumental music when working with pictures, so for art homework or graphic design music is a must. If for your music is distracting, turn it off, but it's at least worth trying working with music playing. The work might take longer, but you might get more done, and be happier while you are doing it.
29/06/2017 12:46 BST
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