Dr Maxwell Davies

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  • Qualifications:BMus (Hons) RCM, MMus (Dist.), PhD, PGCAPP, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Music Technology - Programme Leader for Creative Music Technology and Audio and Music Technology
  • Department:FET - Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • Telephone:+4411732 84308
  • Email:Maxwell.Davies@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I studied composition at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar with William Mival, and as a post graduate at Cardiff University (MMus & PhD) with Professors Anthony Powers and Judith Weir. I was also an SPNM shortlisted composer from 2006-2009.

My work has been performed by, amongst others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre Wales, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and Elektrostatic, Bristol. My work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

I am active as a pianist and conductor, and have worked​ frequently as an arranger, accompanist, coach and musical director.

For many years my time at UWE was split between the Centre for Music, looking after the classical and jazz extra-curricular music activities, and as a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology for the School of Computing and Creative Technologies (CCT).

I now work full time as a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, and I am Programme Leader for both the AMT and CMT degree programmes. I teach composition at all levels, with a focus on the intersection of instrumental and vocal composition with technology and music for Film and TV. I also teach music theory, music history, music performance, and supervise a range of student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

​My main, and very broad, research interest is music composition, explored in a very wide range of contexts.

My catalogue of works, projects and publications can be accessed via https://tinyurl.com/3ehvn8rm

Area of expertise

​Music composition, music theory, twentieth-century music, twentieth-century techniques of composition, music analysis, music arrangement and orchestration, ensemble leading, jazz, music performance



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