Professor Dale Perkins

Head of School of Pop & Production

Biography

Job title: Head of School of Pop & Production

Specialisms: Electronic music composition

 

Dale Jonathan Perkins (BA (Hons), PGCE, PhD, FHEA) is an electronic music artist who embraces a range musical influences to create new listening experiences. Academics and composers have described his work as a deliberate approach to hybridity embracing both popular and traditional electroacoustic music. His commitment to ‘New Music’ led him to become founder and director of the International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (FIMPaC) - an annual metropolitan New Music festival that was held at Leeds College of Music and nightclubs across Leeds City Centre for a number of years; festival artists have included Trevor Wishart, David Toop, Leigh Landy, Bill Drummond, Jazzie B, Michel Chion, Juice Vocal Ensemble, David Vorhaus (White Noise), Scanner, and Gabriel Prokofiev showing his commitment to different musical approaches. In 2017 iFIMPaC becomes part of the Sounds like THIS festival.

Dale’s suite Voice Without Words (his first suite to be released in association with Ishikawa Records) was selected at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition in 2009 (Electronic Arts Category). Movements from the suite have had a number of national and international performances through multichannel speaker installations. He also undertaken work as a remix artist for the NONCLASSICAL and ISHIKAWA record labels.

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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