Dr Maxwell Davies

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  • Qualifications:BMus (Hons) RCM, MMus (Dist.), PhD
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in 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.

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

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Music within the Centre for Music at UWE Bristol, looking after the classical and jazz extra-curricular music activities. I'm also a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology for the department of Computer Science and Creative Technologues (CSCT). I run the UWE Symphony Orchestra, the UWE Big Band, UWE Jazz, UWE Barbershop and oversee our many performance events both on and off campus. I teach music history through the lens of analytical listening, music theory, composition and performa​nce, on two of the music technology degree courses.
​My main research interests are musical composition, the role of the contemporary classical composer in society, improvisation, performance contexts, and theatre music.​

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, music and theatre, classical music and society 



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