School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME224
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Subject Areas: Performing Arts
Simon Partridge is a performer, guitarist, arranger and band musician who performs nationally and internationally.
He joined the lecturing staff at UCLan in 2001 and continues to play a key part in the expansion and development of music and audio art within the university.
Simon is Admissions Tutor for BA (Hons) Music Practice.
Simon Partridge is a performer, guitarist, arranger and band musician. He joined the lecturing staff at UCLan in 2001 and continues to play a key part in the expansion and development of music and its applications within the university and the wider artistic community.
Simon's research is within group musical improvisation and he has played a key part in enhancing the department's profile as a centre of excellence for improvisation. Since 2013 he has lead the Cold Bath Street Band - practice-led research into group improvisation which forms the core of his doctorate study. This project involves current students, alumni and external artists from China, America, France and Hebden Bridge. As well as performing and delivering workshops regularly, the band has released three albums and is signed to the UCLan Recordings label. Further information is available on Simon's website.
He has performed and recorded nationally and internationally and worked with many artists including Carl Palmer (ELP), Chris Corsano, Damo Suzuki, The Terry Logan Band, Fire Tower 4 and producer Paul Hutchinson. He has acted as consultant for Matamp and for guitar designers Brian and Michael Eastwood. Outside of music, he produced 'Liverpool Labour Police Striker' a short film documenting the aftermath of the 1919 police strike which was screened in Liverpool, Salford and Preston,
Simon encourages and supports students in forming and maintaining networks vital to their artistic and professional development. His students are constantly involved in working with venues, industry professionals and practitioners from other disciplines to build their skills, experience and careers.
Research into post-industrial identity and socially engaged art within Calderdale
My current research interests include the aftermath of the police strike in Liverpool 1919-39.
Past projects included designing a double-sided guitar with renowned Luthier Brian Eastwood and working as a consultant for Matamp Valve Amplification.