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Dr. Jon Aveyard

Dr. Jon Aveyard

Senior Lecturer in Music and Audio Art

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME224

+44 (0) 1772 89 4798

javeyard@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Music

Jon Aveyard is a performer, composer and audio artist based in Preston.  His work combines skills drawn from instrumental performance, acousmatic composition, binaural audio recording, soundwalking, interdisciplinary performance, and the use of unconventional sound sources such as found sound objects and no-input mixing desk.  He leads the Something for Everyone project providing space and support for community arts groups.  As part of this, he leads the Worldwise Samba Drummers, accompanies the Preston Samba Dancers, and occasionally conducts the Preston People’s Choir.

Full Profile

Jon Aveyard is a performer, composer and audio artist based in Preston. As a classical musician, he studied at University of Wales, Bangor. After specializing in electroacoustic composition, he studied at the University of Birmingham during which time he was a regular performer as part of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre). 

His work makes use of and combines skills drawn from instrumental performance, acousmatic composition, binaural audio recording, soundwalking, interdisciplinary performance, and the use of unconventional sound sources such as found sound objects, toy instruments and no-input mixing desk. He has been teaching music and audio art at UCLan since 2002.

He is a member of electroacoustic improvisation group Third City (with Dan Wilkinson) and conga drumming group Aguere (led by Ryan Dixon).  Other collaborators include Carl Brown (Preston Field Audio), Josh Horsley, and Giorgio De Carolis.

He leads the Something for Everyone project providing space, networking and performance opportunities, and specialist technical support for a number of community arts groups as well as facilitating one-off workshops from guest artists.  As part of this project, he is musical director of the Worldwise Samba Drummers, accompanist and committee member for the Preston Samba Dancers, and occasional conductor for the Preston People’s Choir.

Qualifications

Ph.D Music Composition, Birmingham University, 2007
BA (Hons) Music, University of Wales, 1999

Publications

Depth Perception (under review at CLoK)

Electric Textures (under review at CLoK)

Solo (under review at CLoK)

Spatial and subjective points-of-audition in binaural recordings, ID 4895

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Research Activities

Ongoing research into the following areas:

  • The use of in-ear microphones in electroacoustic composition and live performance;
  • Teaching interdisciplinary performance to undergraduate music and dance students;
  • The use of conduction to teach improvisation;
  • Spatialisation in interdisciplinary performance and composition for acoustic instruments.

Teaching

  • Course leader and admissions tutor for MA Music.
     
  • Module leader and tutor for:
  • MU2001 Composition and Performance 2
  • MZ3004 Directed and Applied Music 3
  • MZ4010 Music Portfolio
     
  • Tutor for:
  • MZ1002 Composition and Performance 1
  • MU3001 Composition and Performance 3
  • DZ4002 Professional Arts Practice
  • DZ4003 Arts Research Project
     
  • Postgraduate research director of studies and supervisor.

Projects

  • Member of Third City, electroacoustic improvisation group
  • Project lead of Something for Everyone
  • Musical director of Worldwise Samba Drummers

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