Dr Simon Waite
Course Co-ordinator & Senior LecturerSi Waite is a songwriter, producer and educator. He has written, recorded and performed as a solo artist (National Trevor) and in bands (including Captain Yange). A trained vocalist, guitarist, percussionist and technologist, Si established the participatory arts organisation Planet Sound in 1998. He went on to work as a freelance artist for Youth Music and Creative Partnerships and as a part-time lecturer. He gained his Masters at Keele University and became a full-time member of staff at Staffordshire University in 2011.
Si joined Falmouth University in 2019 and in the same year completed his PhD at De Montfort University.
Si has worked and collaborated with individuals and organisations from across the music and creative industries including Nick McCabe (The Verve), Mark Ralph (Producer), Junction 15 (Video company), Danny Mekanik & Kelvin Andrews (Sure is Pure), Scott Ralph (Songwriter), Geese Theatre Company, Pete & Roxana Vilk (Wolf Collective), David M Allen (Producer) and Aamir Yaqub (Mix Engineer). He has performed and presented work at international conferences and events including New Interfaces for Musical Expression and Sonorities.
|2019||PhD||De Montfort University|
|1997||BA(Hons)||University College of Wales, Swansea|
Honors and awards
|2017||Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)|
|2016||Teaching Excellence Fellowship (Staffordshire University)|
Research interests and expertiseResearch: songwriting, liveness and interactive audio-visual music systems.
Expertise: songwriting, programming, production, live performance, sound design and music for visual media.
- Contemporary Music Studies
- Music Computing
- Noise & Experimental Music
- Noise & Experimental Music; Experimental Film; Post-disciplinary Arts Practices & Theories; Contemporary Art
- Popular Music Studies
- popular music
Publications and research outputs
|Waite, Simon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5252-4397 (2016) Church Belles: An Interactive System and Composition Using Real-World Metaphors: In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. NIME 2016, 2016. pp. 265-270. ISSN 2220-4806|
|Waite, Simon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5252-4397 (2015) Reimagining the Computer Keyboard as a Musical Interface. NIME 2015, 2015. pp. 168-169. ISSN 2220-4806|
|Waite, Simon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5252-4397 (2019) Liveness and Interactivity in Popular Music. In: Innovation in Music Performance, Production, Technology, and Business, 1st Edition. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138498198|
|Waite, Simon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5252-4397 (2018) Multi-tool suite of pieces for vocals, guitar and interactive system. [Composition] Item availability may be restricted.|
|Waite, Simon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5252-4397 (2016) Church Belles. [Composition] Item availability may be restricted.|
Areas of teaching
- Creative Music Technology
- Popular Music
- Computer music techniques
- BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology
- BA(Hons) Popular Music
- BA(Hons) Music