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Andrew Hugill

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About

Andrew Hugill works in Music (composition and musicology), computer science and areas of mainly French modernist literature. He is a transdisciplinary researcher who directs the Centre for Creative Computing. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teacher Fellow. He is responsible for the overall direction of Creative Computing and in particular its research development.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Keele University
  • MA Keele University
  • PhD De Montfort University

Professional memberships

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Other external roles

  • Panel member of research councils in Europe, Portugal, Austria.
  • Editorial Board Member for the Cultural Computing book series (Springer)
  • Reviewer for Reoutledge, Springer, MIT Press, Bloomsbury, and others
  • Programme Committee Member, International Society of Electronic Arts
  • Co-editor, International Journal of Creative Computing (Inderscience)
  • PhD examinations at Universities of Sydney, Cardiff, Manchester, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Exeter.
  • External Examing at UCLAN, Maynooth, Lancaster, Anglia Ruskin, York, Hertfordshire.
  • Associate Researcher, MINT-OMF, Université de Paris-Sorbonne
  • Centre for Technology Policy Research (member)

Areas of expertise

  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Computer science
  • Pataphysics

Areas of research supervision

Andrew Hugill is interested in supervising students in digital music, compositon, musicology, creative applications of artificial intelligence and semantic web, pataphysics.

Research and academic outputs

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The digital musician. 2nd ed
book

Hugill, A (2012) The digital musician. 2nd ed. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780415806596


Pataphysics: a useless guide
book

Hugill, A (2012) Pataphysics: a useless guide. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262017794


Pataphysics and computing
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Hugill, A (2018) 'Pataphysics and computing.' In: Pataphysics: then and now. Penn State University Press. (Forthcoming)


Audio-only computer games: 'Papa Sangre'
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Hugill, A and Amelides, P (2016) 'Audio-only computer games: 'Papa Sangre'.' In: Emmerson, S and Landy, L, eds. Expanding the horizon of electroacoustic music analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 355-375. ISBN 9781107118324


Percy Grainger: pioneer of electronic music
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Hugill, A (2015) 'Percy Grainger: pioneer of electronic music.' In: Robinson, S and Dreyfus, K, eds. Grainger the modernist. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 231-254. ISBN 9781472420220


Musicianship in the digital age
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Hugill, A (2012) 'Musicianship in the digital age.' In: Brown, A, ed. Sound Musicianship: Understanding the Crafts of Music. Cambridge Scholars. ISBN 9781443839129


The origins of electronic music
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Hugill, A (2007) 'The origins of electronic music.' In: Collins, N and d'Escrivan, J, eds. The Cambridge companion to electronic music. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521688659


PRASCAL: a pataphysical programming language
article

Hugill, A and Yang, H (2016) 'PRASCAL: a pataphysical programming language.' International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (2/3/4). pp. 133-153. ISSN 2043-8354


On style in electroacoustic music
article

Hugill, A (2016) 'On style in electroacoustic music.' Organised Sound, 21 (1). pp. 4-14. ISSN 1355-7718


The Imaginary Voyage: an online opera
article

Hugill, A and Scott, L (2013) 'The Imaginary Voyage: an online opera.' Digital Creativity, 24 (3). pp. 268-273. ISSN 1462-6268


Introduction: transdisciplinary learning for digital creative practice
article

Hugill, A (2013) 'Introduction: transdisciplinary learning for digital creative practice.' Digital Creativity, 24 (3). pp. 165-167. ISSN 1462-6268


Secret garden
article

Hugill, A and Rieser, M (2013) 'Secret garden.' Digital Creativity, 24 (3). pp. 264-267. ISSN 1462-6268


The pataphysics of creativity: developing a tool for creative search.
article

Yang, H, Hugill, A, Raczinski, F and Sawle, J (2013) 'The pataphysics of creativity: developing a tool for creative search.' Digital Creativity, 24 (3). pp. 237-251. ISSN 1462-6268


Digital creativity and transdisciplinarity at postgraduate level: the design and implementation of a transdisciplinary masters programme and its implications for creative practice.
article

Hugill, A and Smith, S (2013) 'Digital creativity and transdisciplinarity at postgraduate level: the design and implementation of a transdisciplinary masters programme and its implications for creative practice.' Digital Creativity, 24 (3). pp. 191-207. ISSN 1462-6268


The syzygy surfer: creatively (ab)using the World Wide Web.
article

Hugill, A and Hendler, J (2013) 'The syzygy surfer: creatively (ab)using the World Wide Web.' International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (1). pp. 20-34. ISSN 2043-8354


Secret Garden
article

Hugill, A and Rieser, M (2013) 'Secret Garden.' Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, 9 (3). ISSN 1942-017X


Who has been tampering with these pianos?: The surrealist writings of Montagu O’Reilly (Wayne Andrews).
article

Hugill, A (2013) 'Who has been tampering with these pianos?: The surrealist writings of Montagu O’Reilly (Wayne Andrews).' Papers of Surrealism, 10. ISSN 1750-1954


Opposition and sister squares: Marcel Duchamp and Samuel Beckett
article

Hugill, A (2013) 'Opposition and sister squares: Marcel Duchamp and Samuel Beckett.' toutfait.com: The Online Marcel Duchamp Studies Journal.


The creative turn: new challenges for computing
article

Yang, H and Hugill, A (2013) 'The creative turn: new challenges for computing.' International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (1). pp. 4-19. ISSN 2043-8346


Les pianos surréalistes dans les écrits de Montagu O'Reilly
article

Hugill, A (2010) 'Les pianos surréalistes dans les écrits de Montagu O'Reilly.' Pianographies, 44. pp. 53-58.


From online symphonies to MusiMOO: Some creative uses of the internet in music and education
article

Hugill, A (2005) 'From online symphonies to MusiMOO: Some creative uses of the internet in music and education.' Contemporary Music Review, 24 (6). pp. 527-540. ISSN 0749-4467


Internet music: An introduction
article

Hugill, A (2005) 'Internet music: An introduction.' Contemporary Music Review, 24 (6). pp. 429-437. ISSN 0749-4467


MidiVisualiser: interactive music visualisation using VRML
article

Hugill, A, Graves, A and Hand, C (1999) 'MidiVisualiser: interactive music visualisation using VRML.' Organised Sound, 4 (1). pp. 15-23. ISSN 1355-7718


Adventures in creative computing
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Hugill, A (2016) Adventures in creative computing. In: Professorial Lecture Series 2016-17, 19 October 2016, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Pataphysics and computing
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Hugill, A (2014) Pataphysics and computing. In: Philadelphia à la Pataphysique, March 21st - 23rd 2014, University of Pennsylvania.


Creative search using pataphysics
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Yang, H, Hugill, A and Raczinski, F (2013) Creative search using pataphysics. In: 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition, 17-20 June 2013, Sydney, Australia.


Palimpsests of time and place
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Fishenden, J and Hugill, A (2011) Palimpsests of time and place. In: IEEE 35th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference - COMPSAC 2011, 18 - 22 July 2011, Holiday Inn, Munich.


Digital musicianship
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Hugill, A (2011) Digital musicianship. In: The Seventh Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, 28-31 July 2011, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.


Creatively abusing the semantic web
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Hugill, A and Hendler, J (2011) Creatively abusing the semantic web. In: ACM Web Science Conference 2011, 14-17 June 2011, Koblenz, Germany.


Music and pataphysics
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Hugill, A (2010) Music and pataphysics. In: Digital Arts Week, 2010, Xian Academy of Music, Xian, China.


Virtual Roman Leicester (VRL): An interactive Computer Model of a Romano-British City
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Hugill, A, Cawthorne, D and Watson, G (2010) Virtual Roman Leicester (VRL): An interactive Computer Model of a Romano-British City. In: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) The 38th International Conference, 6 - 9 April, Granada, Spain.


An ontology-based approach to reengineering enterprise software for cloud computing
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Yang, H, Hugill, A and Zhou, H (2010) An ontology-based approach to reengineering enterprise software for cloud computing. In: Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2010 IEEE 34th Annual, 19 - 23 July 2010, Seoul.


The imaginary voyage (web opera)
artefact

Hugill, A, Scott, L and Lawrence, J (2013) The imaginary voyage (web opera).


Secret Garden
exhibition

Hugill, A and Rieser, M (2013) Secret Garden. In: Digital Art Installation: Secret Garden, Phoenix Digital Arts Centre, Leicester, UK, 10 September 2012 - 1 October 2012.


Four interludes
composition

Hugill, A (2011) Four interludes.


The lion and the eagle
composition

Hugill, A (2010) The lion and the eagle.


St. George's Island Chorale. On Fanfares, Fancies and Fugues
composition

Hugill, A (2009) St. George's Island Chorale. On Fanfares, Fancies and Fugues.


Another slight list
composition

Hugill, A (2004) Another slight list.


Pianolith
composition

Hugill, A (2003) Pianolith.


Nicholas through the mist
composition

Hugill, A (2003) Nicholas through the mist.


Timestretch
composition

Hugill, A (2001) Timestretch.


Sonneries parfumes
composition

Hugill, A (2000) Sonneries parfumes.


Symphony for Cornwall
composition

Hugill, A (1999) Symphony for Cornwall.


City soundings
performance

Hugill, A (2011) City soundings. In: International Radiophonic Creation Day, 4 June 2011.


Animal stories
performance

Hugill, A (2011) Animal stories. In: Animal Stories, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK, 25th June 2011 – 26th February 2012.


On hundred thousand billion songs
performance

Hugill, A (2003) On hundred thousand billion songs. French Institute, London, UK.


Clinamen
audio

Hugill, A (2002) Clinamen.


Boring formless nonsense: experimental music and the aesthetics of failure, by eldritch Priest [book review]
other

Hugill, A (2015) Boring formless nonsense: experimental music and the aesthetics of failure, by eldritch Priest [book review]. Tempo, 69 (271). pp. 98-99. ISSN 0040-2982


RUR (Rossum's universal replicants)
other

Hugill, A and Rieser, M (2014) RUR (Rossum's universal replicants).


Théories de la composition musicale au xxe siècle (2 vols) edited by Nicolas Donin and Laurent Feneyrou [book review]
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Hugill, A (2014) Théories de la composition musicale au xxe siècle (2 vols) edited by Nicolas Donin and Laurent Feneyrou [book review]. Tempo, 68 (270). pp. 105-107. ISSN 0040-2982


The Sound Exchange
other

Hugill, A (2004) The Sound Exchange.


The orchestra: a user's manual
other

Hugill, A (2004) The orchestra: a user's manual.


Other academic outputs

Websites

Invited talks and guest lectures

  • Hugill, A. (2016) ‘Fictive Materialities: Imaginary Technologies of Music’, Algomech conference, Sheffield, November 13th 2016.
  • Hugill, A. (2016) ‘Creativity and the Web, plenary panel (chair) at the WWW2016 Conference, Montréal, April 12th-15th, Université de Québec à Montréal.
  • Hugill, A. (2016) ‘Music and the Web’, keynote at ‘Imagination WWW’P, a co-located conference at the WWW2016 Conference, Montréal, April 12th-15th, Université de Québec à Montréal.
  • Hugill, A. (2016) ‘Embodied Intelligence in Music’, EIM-Live symposium, De Montfort University, April 4th
  • Hugill, A. (2016) ‘Transparency, Opacity, Antinomy: ‘Pataphysics’, keynote at the Transparency/Opacity conference, Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, March 21-23, 2016.
  • Hugill, A. (2015) Creativity and the Long Term Care Revolution. Given at the Long Term Care Revolution conference, London and Edinburgh, May/June 2015.
  • Hugill, A. (2014) ‘Pataphysics and Computing’, keynote at the Philadelphia à la ‘Pataphysique conference, University of Pennsylvania, March 22nd, 2014.
  • Hugill, A. (2014) 'Creative Computing Processes: Musical Composition', given at the IEEE International Symposium on Creative Computing, Oxford University, April 10.
  • Hugill, A. (2013) Pataphysical Design. Given at the School of Architecture, University of Bergen, Norway.
  • Hugill, A. (2013) Pataphysics, Albertopolis and 'the other'. Given at the Architectural Association, London.

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