Staff profile

Dr Paul Vandemast-Bell

Lecturer in Music Production


Music and Music Production


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Music Production specialising in digital audio workstations (Avid Pro Tools/Ableton Live) and audio recording. I compose Detroit/Berlin-influenced Techno music and perform this music live. I hold a PhD on Live Electronic Music from Newcastle University and my research currently investigates the ways in which improvisation and digital repetition and can be brought together in live performance to produce what I have termed ‘Deformed Techno’. In 2008 my collaborative creative work gained international recognition through the audiovisual piece Improvisation 1 & 2, which was showcased at the Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture in Berlin and nominated for the Transmediale Award. I have published papers on creative practice and audio education, and held residencies at Culture Lab Newcastle and STEIM (the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam.

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