Prof. Andrew Hugill MA PhD (b. 1957) is a composer and musicologist, computer scientist and literary scholar. He is Director of theCentre for Creative Computing at Bath Spa University, UK. For a full academic CV please contact him directly.
Hugill is an academic innovator withextensive experience of establishing new centres or subject areas, and overseeing transdisciplinaryresearch teams. He has created new undergraduate and taught Masters programmes in Creative Computing and Creative Technologies and Enterprise at Bath Spa University, and Creative Technologies and Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University.
In 2013, he founded theCentre for Creative Computing as the first university-wide research centre at Bath Spa, including over thirty researchers from all the Schools and linkswith manytechnology companies.
From 2005-2012, he directed theInstitute Of Creative Technologies(IOCT) at De Montfort University (DMU). This transdisciplinary research institute housed more than 95 researchers undertaking over 100 collaborative projects worth £7m in external funding. All the projects involved at least two disciplines working together, often in unusual combinations. Hugill co-directedthe team that secured a £1.3 million Science Research Infrastructure Fund grant for its creation.
In 1999, he was awarded a £192,000grant to establish a Centre for Technology and the Arts,which eventually became the Centre for Textual Studies, specialising in digital humanities. From this also emergedtheMusic, Technolgoy and Innovation Research Centreof which he remains an Associate Professor.
He has been awarded research grants by NESTA, EPSRC, AHRC, HEFCE, the DTI, and Arts Council: England.He is an Associate Researcher at the Universit© de la Sorbonne, Paris, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Commandeur Requis of the Collge de 'Pataphysique, and a Sublime M©tque of the Acad©mie Qu©b©coise de la 'Pataphysique.
He is a panel member ofseveral research councils in Europe and the UK. He is a reviewer for MIT Press, Routledge, and other publishers. He is co-editor of the International Journal of Creative Computing(Inderscience) and the Cultural Computing book series (Springer) and has guest edited special issues of Digital Creativity (Routledge) and Contemporary Music Review (Routledge). His publications include:'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide(MIT Press, 2012) andThe Digital Musician (Routledge, 2008/2012).
His web project with the Philharmonia Orchestra 'The Sound Exchange' was nominated for the 2004 BT Digital Music Awards and includes the groundbreaking publicationThe Orchestra: A User's Manual. His compositions have been performed and broadcast worldwide, and include: the interactive online opera'The Imaginary Voyage', which features Land of Lace; theSecret Garden opera-ballet installation, which was viewed by over 36,000 people at the 2014 'Post-Humanist Desire' show in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei;Pianolith for piano and grinding rock sounds,'Island Symphon'yfor orchestra and live electronics, andCatalogue de Grenouilles for massed frog recordings, piano and optional ensemble. He has been commissioned by the BBC, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Zen-On Music, The Opera Group, Arts Council England, and many others.
He is a distinguished teacher and in 2006 was made aNational Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was Highly Commended for the 'Most Imaginative Use of Distance Learning' by the Times Higher Education Awards.He has supervised more than 20 PhD students and examined a similarnumber. He has been an external examinerat several universities and has advised on many new degree programmes and research initiatives.He has been a consultant for many large and small tech companies, arts organisations and community groups, educational projects and the BBC.