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Craig Golding

  • Curriculum Leader for Music Production

  • Craig has pursued an active freelance career in sound engineering and production since 2000, including work as a FOH engineer at many large UK venues including The Sage, Gateshead, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

  • Craig is also a classically trained musician and can often be found sitting behind the mixing desk with a full score. He signed a publishing contract with Focal Press in 2008, and his co-authored book What is Music Production?: A Producer’s Guide: The Role, The People, The Process was published in 2010 in both the UK and the US. A German translation by Carstensen was published in Europe in 2011.

  • Alongside his writing, Craig has delivered papers on the subject of music production at both national and international conferences. His most recent professional work has included the recording and mixing for an Indian film soundtrack Life In Marina, and recording/production for a radio comedy series, Piracy.

 

Alex Halliday

  • Senior Lecturer in Music Production

  • Alex’s specialisms include MIDI sequencing and editing, digital audio recording and editing and mixing and mastering, and he is also an Apple Accredited Logic Trainer.

  • He was a professional singer/songwriter fronting To The Fountain, who released The Horse Won’t Lie Down on Heron Records in 1988. The band continued to be active until 1996 and enjoyed a healthy following particularly in the Benelux area of Europe where the album was re-released on Mascot records for the European market.

  • He currently continues to write and produce his own music as well as to compose record and produce for performing arts organisations and the public services such as Opera North, Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Police.

 

Paul Baily

  • Senior Lecturer in Music Production

  • Paul learned about music production using analogue technology, creating pieces of music with thousands of pieces of analogue tape edited together, and a row of five reel to reel tape machines.

  • He joined EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in 1986 as a classical editor, and by the time he left in 2000, was in charge of classical music post production. He worked with artists in various genres, including the Pet Shop Boys, Nigel Kennedy, The Kings Singers, Sir Simon Rattle and many more

  • He is the only third party engineer with permission to take EMI and Decca classical master tapes off their premises.

 

Dr Robert Bentall

  • Senior Lecturer in Music Production

  • His works, which have been heard across Europe as well as North and South America, hybridise ambient, folk, dance, improvised and experimental music

  • He is interested in electronic music composition, genre theory, multi-channel techniques, sound diffusion performance practice and the history of electronic music.

  • He has presented at numerous international conferences on electroacoustic music and is also a performer and improviser on double bass, Swedish nyckelharpa and mandolin.

  • From 2015-2017, Rob is a Sound and Music International Embedded composer-in-residence with CMMAS Mexico and the Sound.Music.Image Research Centre at the University of Huddersfield.

 

BHUPINDER SINGH CHAGGAR

  • Senior Lecturer in Music Production

 

  • A dynamic Tabla player and one of the leading disciples of the renowned Tabla Maestro and Gharanadaar of the Benares gharana, Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji, who is the direct descendant of Pandit Ram Sahai Ji, the founder of this Gharana.

 

  • He has performed with global fusion band, 'Samay', flamenco guitar sensation, 'Eduardo Niebla', Soul diva 'Jocelyn Brown', master percussionist 'Rui Junior' and former bassist of Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder, 'Michael Henderson'.

 

  • He has completed the production of an iPhone app, 'Groove India' as well as the audio production for an Indian film, 'Marina' which has had rave reviews.

  • He holds annual summer schools and is the Lead tutor/mentor at the ever growing 'Tabla camp'.

 
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