Landy Leigh

Leigh Landy ( holds a Research Chair at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) where he directs the Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity. His scholarship is divided between creative and musicological work. His compositions include several for video, dance and theatre and have been performed around the globe. He has worked extensively with the late playwright, Heiner Müller, the new media artist, Michel Jaffrennou and the composer-performer, Jos Zwaanenburg and was composer in residence for the Dutch National Theatre during its first years of existence. Currently he is artistic director of Idée Fixe – Experimental Sound and Movement Theatre. His publications focus on the studies of electroacoustic music, including the notion of musical dramaturgy, contemporary music in a cross-arts context, access and the contemporary time-based arts, and devising practices in the performing arts. He is editor of “Organised Sound: an international journal of music technology” (CUP) and author of eight books including “What’s the Matter with Today’s Experimental Music?”. “Understanding the Art of Sound Organization” (MIT Press) and “ “The Music of Sounds” (Routledge, 2012). More recently his ebook, “Compose Your Words” was published (Intelligent Arts, 2014) and the co-edited book (with Simon Emmerson), Expanding the Horizon of Electroacoustic Music Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He is currently completing the book, “On the Music of Sounds and the Music of Things” with John Richards. He directs the ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) projects and is a founding director of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network (EMS).