Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson BA, PGDipHE

Senior Lecturer


Ian Thompson has over ten years production and management experience within the creative industries, including:

  • Bass guitarist with internationally renowned band (1995–98)
  • Web editor for Daily Star newspaper (1997–99)
  • Producer for Razorfish web agency (1999–2001)
  • Senior multimedia producer for indie production company Somethin' Else (2001–03)
  • Director, Pixelpush Ltd (2003–).
  • Part-time Lecturer/Programme Leader, University of Greenwich (2004-2013)
  • Director, 3D60 Ltd (2009-2012)

Research interests and professional specialisms

  • Three dimensional sound design (as 3D60 Ltd)
  • Sound design with studio for Electronic Theatre research group, University of Greenwich
  • Sound Art:"When I was a kid, that was the dream" installation at the Tate Modern, London 2012 and "Roll out" interactive installation, Art Trail, Festival Number Six, Portmeirion, 2013
  • Location sound recording
  • Audio production and sound design for moving image
  • Musical director, Hackney Secular Singers community choir
  • Live musical improvisation ('cello, percussion, bass guitar)
  • Generative music programming
  • Software competence: Adobe CS, Wordpress, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Isadora, Max/MSP
  • Member of Audio Engineering Society
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Leader: BA(Hons) Digital Arts 
  • Module Leader: Fundamentals of Audio Technology, Advanced Broadcast and Cinema Technologies, Transmedia 
  • Senior Lecturer: Sound Design