Andrew Hill

Dr Andrew Hill BSc, MA, PGCert HE, FHEA, PhD

Andrew Hill

Dr Andrew Hill
BSc, MA, PGCert HE, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Andrew Hill (1986) is a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in studio composed works both acousmatic (purely sound based) and audio-visual. His works have been performed extensively across the UK, as well as in Europe and the US.

Dr Hill's works are composed with materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects.

He joined the University of Greenwich in August 2014 having previously worked as a freelance composer, collaborating on projects with University of Leicester and De Montfort University.

Dr Hill worked as lead Research Assistant on the EARS2 Pedagogical Electroacoustic Resource Site, run by Prof. Leigh Landy at De Montfort University, designing, managing and developing materials for an open access educational site.

As a sound artist and composer on the Affective Digital Histories AHRC project at the University of Leicester, he worked to develop historical sound maps of Leicester's Cultural Quarter. BBC News coverage available at: https://vimeo.com/102411480.

During the winter of 2013/2014 Dr Hill received a grant from Arts Council England and the British Council to travel to Norway and compose a series of works around the theme of quietness, Stille Lyd. Information and project blog available here: http://ahill86.wordpress.com.

In 2013 Dr Hill was commissioned as part of the EU funded 'Compose With Sounds' project for which he developed his composition "Abstracted Journeys". This composition was premiered in Paris at the Akousma festival, organised by the Le Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) and has since been performed at the London Contemporary Music Festival, at the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, and Sweet Thunder Music Festival in San Francisco.

Dr Hill continues to compose and is working to develop new provision in Sound Design and Music Technology at the University of Greenwich.

Personal website: http://www.ahillav.co.uk.

www.hearthisspace.com

Senior Lecturer in Sound Design and Music Technology

  • Artists International Development Fund Grant – Arts Council England & British Council (2013/2014)
  • electroacoustic composition.
  • audio-visual composition and inter-media art.
  • phenomenology, perception and interpretation.
  • diffusion and multi-channel sonic installations.
  • history, aesthetics and pedagogy of electroacoustic music.
  • live electronics and improvised performance.

Funded research projects

Affective Digital Histories

AHRC funded project managed by University of Leicester developing historical sound maps of Leicester.

Visual music composition and curation (exploring the interrelationships between abstract sound and image).

Hear This Space

Site-sensitive composition (developing impressionistic works inspired by site and location, and organising multichannel surround sound loudspeaker concerts in unique spaces) – ACE funded. Website: http://www.hearthisspace.com/

Compose With Sounds, Commissioned Composer 2012-2013

To develop a work using the Compose With Sounds software in order to instruct and train young people in working creatively with sound.

EARS2 Pedagogical Project, Research Assistant 2012-2014

Developing content and designing web architecture for the EARS2 website (Electroacoustic Resource Site Pedagogical Project) an online education resource for children, teaching them about sound art and working creatively with recorded sound. I am in charge of managing the day-to-day running of the project directing and leasing with other Research Assistants, the web development team, academic advisors and external consultants. I have been responsible for developing the curriculum, lesson content, example materials, assessment frameworks and in liaising with the web development team to ensure that the technical aspects of the site are able to fully support the pedagogical aims.

Publications

Hill, A (2013) Understanding Interpretation, Informing Composition: audience involvement in aesthetic result. Organised Sound, 18(1). pp. 43-59 [April 2013].

Hill, A. (2013) Abstracted Journeys. In: Compose with Sounds [CD]. Leicester: De Montfort University.

Hill, A. (2013) Interpreting Electroacoustic Audio-visual Music. Thesis (PhD), De Montfort University.

Hill, A (2011) What is Electroacoustic Audio-visual music? In Andrew Hill and Motje Wolf (Eds.) Proceedings for Sound, Sight, Space and Play 2010. Leicester 2-4 June 2010.

Hill, A. (2010) Investigating Audience Reception of Electroacoustic Audio-visual Compositions: Developing an Effective Methodology. eContact! 12(4) [Available online from: ]

Hill, A. (2010) Desarrollo de un lenguaje para la música audiovisual electroacústica: investigación sobre su comunicación y clasificación. En el Límite — Escritos Sobre Sonido, Música, Imagen y Tecnología, pp. 144–165. Editado por Universidad Nacional de Lanús, 2010; compilado por Raúl Minsburg.

Recent Compositions

Stille Lyd [Part One & Part Two]
  • March 2014, Leicester.
Abstracted Journeys

electroacoustic composition – 2013

  • April 2014, Sweet Thunder Music Festival, San Francisco.
  • November 2013, Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, University of Kent.
  • August 2013, London Contemporary Music Festival, London.
  • April 2013, ZKM, Karlsruhe.
  • January 2013, Akousma, GRM Paris.
Quaff

electroacoustic composition – 2012

  • November 2012, The Binaural Experience, Phoenix Square Leicester.
  • November 2012, MTI Concert Series, Leicester.
Re-enlivening the Archaic

electroacoustic soundscape – 2012

  • October 2012, Great Central Gallery, Leicester.
Vox Lupo

electroacoustic composition – 2011

  • May-June 2012, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
  • April 2012, The International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (Leeds College of Music).
  • October 2011, MTI concert Series, Leicester.
  • March 2011, Hear Th↓s Space @ Fabrika, Leicester.
Perpetual Motion

electroacoustic audio-visual composition – 2010

  • January 2013, Visible Bits, Audible Bytes, Leicester.
  • May-June 2012, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
  • May 2012, Noisefloor festival, Staffordshire.
  • Cinesonika 2, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
  • November 2011, XVIII Festival Punto de Encuentro, Valencia.
  • August 2011, International Computer Music Conference, Huddersfield.
  • March 2011, Lightworks, Grimsby.
Phase

electroacoustic audio-visual composition – 2009

  • September 2014, Image Resonance, Mar Del la Plata, Argentina.
  • June 2013, Ionian University, Corfu.
  • April 2013, BulldogBtyes, South Carolina State University.
  • April 2012, Nottingham Contemporary gallery, Nottingham.
  • October 2009, Electroacoustic Wales, Powis Hall, Bangor.
  • May 2009, Sound, Sight, Space and Play conference, Leicester.
Flux

electroacoustic audio-visual composition – 2008

  • April 2012, Nottingham Contemporary gallery, Nottingham.
  • August 2010, CPulse, Leicester.
  • February 2010, Soundings Festival, Edinburgh.
  • February 2009 Fylkingen, Stockholm.

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