Ambrose Seddon

Dr Ambrose Seddon

  • 01202 961559
  • aseddon at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology
  • Poole House P303b, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Ambrose Seddon is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology focusing on music technology, teaching units involving electronic composition, creative music technology, and music production.

Ambrose is a composer focusing on electroacoustic music, and his work has been performed internationally in concert and on radio, receiving competition prizes and special mentions including: 2nd Prize XI° Destellos International Competition of Electroacoustic Music 2018; 1st Prize - Klang! Electroacoustic Composition Competition 2014; Special Mention - Métamorphoses Acousmatic Composition Competition 2012; Special Mention - Foundation Destellos International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition and Visual-Music 2010; European Region Composition Prize - ICMC 2007 (International Computer Music Conference); and 1st Prize - Visiones Sonoras Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition 2006.

His research interests include electroacoustic composition, compositional structuring processes and music analysis, and he has presented at various international conferences and festivals...

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Seddon, A., 2016. Temporal recurrence in Andrew Lewis’s Penmon Point. In: Emmerson, S. and Landy, L., eds. Expanding the horizon of electroacoustic music analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 231-246.

Conferences

  • Seddon, A., 2018. Audible relationships in acousmatic music composition. In: CeNMaS Composers' Conference 27-29 April 2018 University of Sheffield.
  • Seddon, A., 2017. Some reflections on using video feedback at Bournemouth University. In: CELebrate 2017 - Assessment and Feedback 13 June 2017 Bournemouth University, UK.
  • Seddon, A., 2015. Notions of Landscape and Environment in Fleeting Strands. In: INTIME 2015 - Landscapes And Environments: Experimentation And Transformation In Sound And Music 24-25 October 2015 Coventry University.
  • Seddon, A., 2013. Trevor Wishart's Globalalia: Analytical Agendas, Initial Listenings and Question Marks. In: OREMA Symposium 4 11 July 2013 Leicester.
  • Seddon, A., 2012. Sound Material Correspondence and Temporal Relationships in Acousmatic Composition: Proposing a Taxonomy of Recurrent Phenomena. In: Electoacoustic Music Studies Network Conference (EMS) 11-15 June 2012 The Royal College of Music (Kungliga Musikhögskolan), Stockholm. Stockholm: Electroacoustic Music Studies Network.
  • Seddon, A., 2011. Developing a Taxonomy of Recurrence for Acousmatic Music: Sound Identity Correspondences. In: Sound Sight Space Play 8-10 June 2011 De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • Seddon, A., 2011. Investigating Recurrences in Andrew Lewis’s Penmon Point. In: Wolfe, M. and Hill, A., eds. Sound, Sight, Space and Play 2010 2-4 June 2010 De Montfort University Leicester. Leicester: Sound, Sight Space and Play Postgraduate Symposium for the Creative Sonic Arts.
  • Seddon, A., 2007. Recurrence in Acousmatic Music: Creative and Analytical Possibilities. In: EMS07 Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference 11-15 June 2007 De Montfort University Lecester. Leicester: Electroacoustic Music Studies Network.
  • Seddon, A., 2006. Approaches to Electroacoustic Composition. In: Visiones Sonoras Festival Internacional de Música Electroacoústica y Nuevas Tecnologías 18-26 September 2006 Morelia, Mexico.
  • Seddon, A., 2006. Recurrence and Sound Material Identity in Acousmatic Composition. In: Digital Music Research Network 22-23 July 2006 Goldsmiths College, University of London. London: Digital Music Research Network.

Performances

Compositions

PhD Students

  • Dennis Braunsdorf. Composing with flexible phrases
  • Antonino Chiaramonte. Audio-visual relationships and the use of electroacoustic sounds as a main compositional source for producing a soundtrack
  • Arnold Marinissen. The digital audio workstation as an imaginary performance space

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Composing Using Technology 2014–15
  • Production Techniques 1 2014–15
  • Production Techniques 2 2014–15
  • Creative Music Technology 2015–16
  • Creative Music and Audio Technology 2014–15
  • Production Techniques 2 2015–16
  • Production Techniques 2 2016–17
  • Composing Using Technology 2015–16
  • Composing Using Technology 2016–17
  • Creative Music Technology 2016–17

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader: BSc Music & Sound Production Technology, Department of Creative Technology

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • BU Loudspeaker Orchestra concert featuring UG, PGR and BU staff composers May 2018
  • BU Loudspeaker Orchestra concert Feb 2018 featuring BEAST composers
  • Concert of music for Cello and electronics at Bournemouth University Nov 2017
  • BU Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Nov 2016
  • NonRecursive - improvisation and electronics performance group Oct 2015

Attended Training

  • Supervisor Training: New Supervisors, 10 May 2016, Certificate of Doctoral Training

Qualifications

  • BMus (Hons) in Music (Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1996)
  • MA in Composition (electroacoustic) (City University, London, 2002)
  • PhD in Music (electroacoustic composition) (City University, London, 2013)
  • PG Cert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2016)

Honours

  • Special Mention: Foundation Destellos International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition and Visual-Music (Destellos Foundation, Argentina, 2010)
  • 1st prize: Visiones Sonoras Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition, Mexico (2006)
  • European Region Composition Prize: ICMC 2007 (International Computer Music Conference) (2007)
  • 2nd Prize XI° Destellos International Competition of Electroacoustic Music 2018 for the acousmatic work 'Traces of Play' (Destellos Foundation, Argentina, 2018)
  • Special Mention: Métamorphoses 2012 Acousmatic Composition Competition (2012)
  • 1st prize: Klang! Electroacoustic Composition Competition, Montpellier, France (2014)
  • Finalist: Metamorphoses competition for acousmatic music composition (Musiques & Recherches, Belgium, 2018)

Memberships

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