Staff profile

Dr Paul Vandemast-Bell

Programme Leader for BSc Music Technology and 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 (Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools), computer music programming (Max for Live, Arduino), and audio recording. I compose within the electronic dance music spectrum and perform this music live.

I hold a PhD from Newcastle University, critiquing the conventional understanding of live electronic music through empirical research on DJ practice. 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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