School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME224
+44 (0) 1772 89 3908
Subject Areas: Art, Performance, Philosophy
In addition to being an experienced teacher of music, Dr. Leslie Gillon is a composer and performer who has a professional background in popular music and who still records and performs regularly in a variety of ensembles, playing types of music that range from experimental rock to traditional British folk music.
Dr Leslie is a member of the Higher Education Academy and is research active in Music.
Les was part of the team that developed the first UCLan music courses in 1997 and he has been Course Leader for BA Music Practice since 2005. In 2012 he launched the MA Music Industry Management and Promotion in collaboration with industry partners. He is involved in interdisciplinary collaborations in performance, particularly audio visual collaborations and music / dance improvisation and compositional research that explores improvisation techniques and use of non-western music traditions. He is also involved in research in the field of philosophical aesthetics, investigating fundamental questions raised by music, other art forms and critical theory. Recent research includes a study of the evaluation of artworks through an examination of the Turner Prize.
External Affiliations and Roles
External Examiner University of Chester
‘Underground’ by The Fevertrees 2011
Dyads Streaming Ensemble – live telematic improvisation in collaboration with the Aletheia Ensemble (University of Western Australia, Perth)
‘Jujojo Colesi’ live improvisation performance with Damo Suzuki 2013.’
‘Darbukabeat’ live performance. Green Gathering 2014
MA (Distinction) History of Ideas, UCLan, 2003
PGCE Huddersfield University 1996
BA (1st Class) Arts, OU, 1995
Course Leader BA Music Practice
Course Leader MA Music Industry Management and Promotion
Blackpool music report