Professor Michael Clarke (Principal Investigator)

Michael Clarke is Acting Dean of the School of Music Humanities and Media. He read Music at Durham University where he remained for his PhD. He has worked at Huddersfield since 1987. Michael’s research includes composition, software development for music and music analysis. Both his compositions and software have won national and international prizes, including winning European Academic Software Awards on a record three occasions. In 2011 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. Michael was an assessor on Panel 35 in REF 2014 having previously been a specialist advisor for the 2008 RAE. He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and a Strategic Reviewer for the AHRC. He has also acted as a reviewer for the EPSRC and for funding councils in Austria, Finland and Germany.

Professor Peter Manning (Co-Investigator)

Peter Manning studied music at the University of Durham at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, completing a doctorate on electroacoustic music with David Lumsdaine. Initially appointed as a research officer to develop the electroacoustic studios he became studio director in 1980. In collaboration with Alan Purvis, Professor of Electronics in the School of Engineering he has co-directed interdisciplinary research projects in music technology since 1985. He teaches courses in music technology, electroacoustic composition and arts administration.

Peter’s primary research interests embrace the art and practice of electroacoustic music, from composition to the history and development of music technology. His electroacoustic works have been widely performed both in the UK and abroad, including at the International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Bourges, the Kitchener Festival, Ontario, the Sonorities Festival, Belfast, the New Music Festival Barcelona, the Music Without Walls Festival, Leicester, and the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). He has made extensive use of materials drawn from the World Soundscape Project, based at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, specialising in the techniques of granular synthesis developed by Barry Truax at SFU.


Dr Frédéric Dufeu (Research Assistant)

Frédéric Dufeu is Research Fellow in Music and Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield. He joined the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at Huddersfield in August 2012 to work on the TaCEM project. He took up his current position as Research Fellow in July 2015, and is pursuing research on and development of innovative software tools for musical creation, sound experimentation, and interactive analysis.

He previously worked as Teaching Assistant in Computer Music and Electroacoustic Music Studio Manager at Université Rennes 2 (France), where he completed a Master’s degree in Arts and Digital Technologies supervised by Bruno Bossis (2007) and a PhD in Music supervised by Antoine Bonnet (2010). He has been qualified to apply for lecturer positions by the French National Council of Universities (CNU), in sections 18 (Arts, 2011) and 22 (History and Civilisations, 2015).

He is a member of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), of the French Society for Music Analysis (SFAM) and of the French Association for Computer Music (AFIM).


The TaCEM team would like to acknowledge the following for their invaluable contributions to the project:

Project Associate: Dr Alex Harker (University of Huddersfield);

Project Advisors:

- Prof. Roger Dannenberg (Carnegie Mellon University)

- Prof. Simon Emmerson (De Montfort University)

- Dr Évelyne Gayou (Ina-GRM)

- Prof. Xavier Rodet (Ircam)

- Dr David Zicarelli (Cycling ’74).