The Creative Sound and Music Research and Enterprise Group focuses on sound and music related research across different media, contexts and applications. The aim of the research group is to create an interdisciplinary forum within the School of Media and across the University of Brighton, where ideas and practices are brought in dialogue with a common goal to develop strategies for impactful, outward and community facing projects.

By bringing together researchers and practitioners from the School of Media who carry expertise on various areas relating to sound and music, the REG has the following interrelated strands

1) Creative Sound and Music in Community contexts
2) Music, Popular Culture and Digital Media
3) Immersive Music and Audio Research
4) Audiovisual Media Research

The above strands aim to address the ongoing research and practice topics of its core members but to also open up to debates relating, among others, to ecology, community engagement, heritage, mental health and well being, gender studies, open source technologies, design and innovation. The REG builds upon partnerships with, among others, the Lighthouse, Our Future City, Wired Sussex, Brighton Digital Festival to host events that create awareness and impact around the group’s research topics. The research group will work closely with relevant valuable resources from the University of Brighton’s School of Media including Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, Fab Lab Brighton as well as specialised courses such as the Digital Music and Sound Arts and Design for Digital Media with a scope to offer research training, learning and collaboration opportunities to staff and students from related or other disciplines, communities and external or prospective researchers.

The CORE members of the group are:

Dr Maria Papadomanolaki, Senior Lecturer, Creative Sound & Music Lead
Dr Frauke Behrendt Principal Lecturer, Digital Media Cultures Core Director
Dr Paula Hearsum Principal Lecturer
Iestyn George Senior Lecturer
Paul Burgess Principal Lecturer
Dr Eleftherios Zenerian Lecturer
Dr Abigail Wincott Senior Lecturer
Dr Lance Dann Senior Lecturer
Jean Martin, Senior Lecturer
Dr Stephen Mallinder, Project Manager
Dr Kelly Snook, Adjunct Professor
Holger Zschenderlein Principal Lecturer
Dr Kersten Glandien Senior Lecturer