Head of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Dale Perkins (BA (Hons), PGCE, PhD, FHEA) is an electroacoustic composer and his music is performed both nationally and internationally on a regular basis. His work Voice Without Words was  selected as part of  the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition in 2009 (Electronic Arts Category).

His research interests are electroacoustic music composition and compositional analysis. Dale is also the Director of the electronic music ensemble which has been host to a number of high profile composers over the last decade; guest composers have included Trevor Wishart, Pete Stollery and Alejandro Viñao. The ensemble now performs regularly as part of iFIMPaC.

He is also the founder of the International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (iFIMPaC) where guest artists have included Michel Chion, David Toop, Leigh Landy, Bill Drummond, David Vorhaus and Whit Noise. Dale is also the Conference director for the Leeds International Jazz Educational Conference which has recently hosted guest keynote artists Trilok Gurtu and Soweto Kinch.

After gaining a first-class BA (Hons) in Music with Film and Television Studies he subsequently studied for a PGCE at  Nottingham Trent University and holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Leeds. Dale is an active member of the Composers' Desktop Project along with leading electroacoustic composers such as Trevor Wishart and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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