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Full Name: Andrew Hugill (formerly Andrew Hugill Thomson)
Date of Birth: 21.11.57 (Chichester, England)
Work address: Centre for Creative Computing, Bath Spa University, Corsham Court Campus, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0BZ. Tel. +44 (0)1225 876 304

Employment History
2013, Director of Creative Computing (Bath Spa University)
2006, Founder and Director, Institute Of Creative Technologies (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
1997, Professor of Music (De Montfort University)
1996, Reader in Musical Composition (De Montfort University)
1986, Lecturer in Music (Leicester Polytechnic)
1984, Musical Assistant (Opéras de Lyon et Paris)
1983, Musical Director (‘George W. Welch’ ensemble)
1982, Music Copyist (Novello & Co.)

1997, PhD Composition, by published works (De Montfort University)
1982, MA Composition (University of Keele)
1980, BA Music and English (University of Keele)


Bath Spa University (2013-)
2013, Chair, Web Strategy and Development Group, Bath Spa University
2013, Co-Chair, Business Advisory Group, Hartham Park, Bath Spa University
2013, Director, Centre for Creative Computing, Bath Spa University

De Montfort University (1986-2013)
2012-2013, Member, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities Research Committee
2006-2012, Director, Institute Of Creative Technologies
2006-2012, Chair, MA/MSc Creative Technologies Management and Assessment Boards
2006-2012, Member, University Research Committee
2006-2012, Member, University Higher Degrees Committee
2006-2012, Member, Heads of Research Group

Professional Recognition
2016, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2012, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2006, Times Higher Education Awards: Most Imaginative Use Of Distance Learning (Highly Commended).
2006, National Teacher Fellowship (Higher Education Academy).

Capital Grants
2003, Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), Science Research Infrastructure Fund, £1.3 million, Project Leader: Institute Of Creative Technologies.
1999, HEFCE, £192,000, Project Leader: Centre for Technology and the Arts.

PhD Supervisions (in progress): 6
PhD Supervisions (completed): 13
PhD Examinations (external): 7
PhD examinations (internal): 3

External Examining at Universities of: Central Lancashire; Ireland, Maynooth; Lancaster; Anglia Ruskin; York; Hertfordshire; Bath Spa; Leeds.

Research Publications

Recent Writings (see full list on Publications pages)
Hugill, A. (2012) 'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press)
Hugill, A. (2008/2012) The Digital Musician (New York: Routledge. 2nd edition)
Hugill, A. et al (2004) The Orchestra: A User's Manual (London: Philharmonia). Available at

Book Chapters
Hugill, A. (2015) 'Pataphysics and Computing' in 'Pataphysics: Then and Now (contracted for publication by Penn State University Press).
Hugill, A. and Amelides, P. (2015) ‘Audio-only gaming: Papa Sangre’ (contracted for publication by Cambridge University Press).
Hugill, A. (2015) ‘Percy Grainger: Pioneer of Electronic Music’. In ed. Dreyfus, K. and Robinson, S. Grainger the Modernist. (Farnham: Ashgate) pp. 231-253.
Hugill, A. (2012) 'Musicianship in the Digital Age' in Brown, A. ed. Sound Musicianship: Understanding the Crafts of Music. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing) pp. 52-61.
Hugill, A. (2007) 'The Origins of Electronic Music' in The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Hugill, A. & Rieser, M. (2013) 'Secret Garden'. NMC Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus 9 (3).
Hugill, A. & Scott, L. (2013) 'The Imaginary Voyage: an online opera'. Digital Creativity 24 (3): 268-273.
Rieser, M. & Hugill, A. (2013) 'Secret Garden'. Digital Creativity 24 (3): 264-267.
Hugill, A., Yang, H., Raczinski, F. Sawle, J. (2013) 'The pataphysics of creativity: developing a tool for creative search'. Digital Creativity 24 (3): 237-251.
Hugill, A. & Smith, S. (2013) 'Digital creativity and transdisciplinarity at postgraduate level: the design and implementation of a transdisciplinary masters programme and its implications for creative practice'. Digital Creativity 24 (3): 191-207.
Hugill, A. (2013) 'Transdisciplinary Learning for Digital Creative Practice'. Digital Creativity 24 (3): 165-167.
Hugill, A. (2013) 'Who has been tampering with these pianos?: The surrealist writings of Montagu O'Reilly (Wayne Andrews)'. Papers of Surrealism, 10.
Hugill, A et al. (2013) 'Digital Opera: A Manifesto'. Opera Compass.
Hugill, A. (2013) 'Opposition and Sister Squares: Marcel Duchamp and Samuel Beckett'. tout-fait: The Online Marcel Duchamp Studies Journal.
Hugill, A. & Yang, H. (2013) 'The Creative Turn: New Challenges for Computing'. Creative Computing 1 (1): 3-15.
Hendler, J. & Hugill, A. (2013) 'The syzygy surfer: (Ab)using the semantic web to inspire creativity'. Creative Computing 1 (1): 20-34.

Recent Compositions (see full list on Publications pages)
Hugill, A. & Rieser, M. (2014) Rossum's Universal Replicants, mini online opera, commissioned by CROMT, University of Sussex, and Glyndebourne.
Hugill, A., Lawrence, J. & Scott, L. (2013) Land of Lace, animated online operatic aria, commissioned by The Opera Group (scored for soprano, flute, celesta, glockenspiel, cymbals, tam tam, harpsichord, harmonium, harp, organ and piano).
Hugill, A. (2013) The Imaginary Voyage, internet opera. (Unfinished)
Hugill, A. & Rieser, M. (2012) Secret Garden, opera-ballet for multiple iPads. Exhibited at Phoenix Square, Leicester, 2012. Exhibited as part of the 'Post-humanist Desire' show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013/14 (36,509 visitors).

Research Projects

As Principal Investigator
2015, "Project Alfie" (secret project)
2012, TSB: Knowledge Transfer Partnership with The Opera Group.
2011, Leicester City Council: Digital Public Access Project
2010, Leicester City Council: Virtual Roman Leicester.
2010, DMU Revolving Investment Fund: Virtual Romans.
2010, DMU Revolving Investment Fund: Disability and Digital Technology.
2010, DMU Revolving Investment Fund: DARBS Agent-based framework.
2009, HEIF: CPulse.
2008, AHRC: Phoenix Rising: Online New Media Centre development, with Phoenix Arts.

As Co-Investigator
2014, NESTA: Insight: Improving Museum Performance using Predictive Analysis (with Black Radley Ltd.)
2012, Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Digital Opera Focus Groups (with The Opera Group)
2011, Leicester City Council: Digital Public Access Project (with Jewry Wall Museum)
2010, DMU Revolving Investment Fund: Virtual Romans (with Jewry Wall Museum)
2010, DMU Revolving Investment Fund: DARBS Agent-based framework (With Prof Adrian Hopgood)
2004, JISC: Collaborative Stereoscopic Access Grid Environment for Experimentation within the Arts and Humanities Community [CSAGE] (with University of Manchester)

As Project Manager or Consultant
2011-2013, AHRC, New Multimedia Tools for Electroacoustic Music Analysis. (PI, Prof L Land, Prof S Emmerson)
2011, JISC: Greenview: Visualising energy consumption using augmented mobile reality software tools. (PI, Prof M Rieser)
2010: Empedia, locative media and culture, with Cuttlefish Multimedia Ltd. (PI, Prof Rieser)
2010: International audience development for digital arts (PI, Dr Harwood) with Phoenix Arts
2010: Social media development strategy, with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. (PI, Dr Harwood)
2009, NESTA: Amplified Leicester (PI, Prof S Thomas)
2007-2009, Leverhulme Trust: Sounding Underground (Early Career Fellowship, Dr X Alarcón)
2006-2008, Arts Council England: Digital Writer in Residence (Mr Chris Joseph)
2006-2007, AHRC: CREEM (Creativity East Midlands) (PI, Prof S Brown)
2006, EPSRC: Roboviz (PI, Dr A Ayesh)
2006, HEIF: Narrative Laboratory for the Creative Industries (PI, Prof S Thomas)

2013, Consultant to The Opera Group
2011, Consultant to London Sinfonietta: Digital Futures
2010, Consultant and featured contributor to British Library Exhibition “Growing Knowledge: the future of research”
2009, Panel member, UUK round-table on Interdisciplinary Research
2009, Chair, Advisory Board: Amplified Leicester
2009, Consultant, Phoenix Square, Leicester: Vision Paper
2004, Consultant: ARIA Project (Arts and Humanities Research ICT Awareness and Training)
2003, Consultant, BBC 21st Century Classroom: Music Education and the internet
2002, Consultant, BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency): Music and ICT.
2002, Consultant, Philharmonia Orchestra: Web and Education Development.
2001, Consultant, Wigmore Hall, London: Resource Centre.

Reviewing and Editorships
2015, Member, Programme Committee, International Society of Electronic Arts.
2015, Panel Member, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal (Cultures and Cultural Production).
2015, Reviewer, Bloomsbury Books
2013, Editor, Digital Creativity 24:3 (Routledge)
2012 -, Reviewer, Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2012 -, Editorial Board Member, Cultural Computing book series (Springer)
2011 -, Editor, International Journal of Creative Computing (Inderscience)
2011 -, Panel Member, European Research Council SH5: Cultures and Cultural Production
2011 -, Reviewer, MIT Press
2010, Member, Peer Review College, Arts and Humanities Research Council
2009, Member, Peer Review College, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
2008 -, Reviewer, Routledge
2006, Reviewer, Focal Press
2005, Guest Editor, Contemporary Music Review Vol. 24 No. 6: Internet Music