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Miss Helen Mitchell

Lecturer/ School of Arts Director of Student Experience

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

Helen read music at Edinburgh University, focusing on performance, counterpoint and composition, and was awarded the Fraser Scholarship on graduating. She completed a diploma at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and spent a further year specialising in solo performance and repertoire at Liverpool University. In 1992, she was appointed Professor of Flute and Saxophone at the Royal Marines School of Music, a post she occupied for six years. Following further postgraduate studies in music technology at York University, she took up her present post. Helen is interested in audio-visual interaction across a range of different applications.

Book Chapter

Let's mix it up: interviews exploring the practical and technical challenges of interactive mixing in games

Mitchell, H. (2014). Let's mix it up: interviews exploring the practical and technical challenges of interactive mixing in games. In The Oxford Handbook of Interactive AudioThe University of Hull. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199797226.013.028

Journal Article

Plug-in to fear: game biosensors and negative physiological responses to music

Mitchell, H. (2015). Plug-in to fear: game biosensors and negative physiological responses to music. Music and the moving image, 8(1), 37-57. https://doi.org/10.5406/musimoviimag.8.1.0037

Fear and the musical avant-garde in games: Interviews with Jason Graves, Garry Schyman, Paul Gorman and Michael Kamper

Mitchell, H. R. (2014). Fear and the musical avant-garde in games: Interviews with Jason Graves, Garry Schyman, Paul Gorman and Michael Kamper. Horror studies, 5(1), 127-144. https://doi.org/10.1386/host.5.1.127_1

Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge

Mitchell, H. R. (2015). Dementia, music and biometric gaming: Rising to the Dementia Challenge. Leonardo music journal : LMJ : journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 25(25), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1162/LMJ_a_00928

Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood

Mitchell, H. (2009). Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood. The journal of film music, 2(2-4), 175-200. doi:10.1558/jfm.v2i2-4.175

Postgraduate supervision

I have supervised projects relating to film, games and performance for students on the taught Masters degree.