matthew barnard

Dr Matthew Barnard

Lecturer/ Programme Director, BA Creative Music Technology

Faculty and Department

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


Matthew Barnard is a composer and researcher primarily focused upon electronic music, including electronica, acousmatic and soundscape idioms.

The field of spatial representation in sound, particularly ambisonics and the binaural method, are also of interest.

Teaching and research areas include electronic music composition and production, radio production, field recording, sound design, recording techniques and mixing and mastering praxis.

Concert performances

- Woche (with apologies to Ruttmann and Brock) - Sound + Environment 2017 Conference, University of Hull, 30 June 2017

- The Piano Makers - Music of Today (DXARTS), Meany Theater, Seattle WA, 15 November 2013

- Closely Observed Trains - Royal Music Association Annual Conference 2008, Aberdeen, 15-18 July 2008


- Ambisonic array design and decoder implementation: Trent Falls to Spurn Point, Chris Watson, UoH/City of Culture 2017, 23 June - 15 July 2017

Radio broadcast

- Closely Observed Trains - URBANsoundWORKS as part of Fabbrica Europa 08 - City mix + Radio Papesse, Siena, 3-30 May 2008

Digital Artefact

Woche (with apologies to Ruttmann and Brock)

Barnard, M. (2019). Woche (with apologies to Ruttmann and Brock)

The Piano Makers

Barnard, M. The Piano Makers

Closely Observed Trains

Barnard, M. Closely Observed Trains

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Barnard welcomes applications in binaural and ambisonic aesthetics, electronic and acousmatic composition and spatial representation.

Completed PhDs

- James Bagshaw

- Tariq Emam