We welcome proposals from prospective PhD students wanting to join the Open Scores Lab, focusing on topics which intersect with current interests of Lab members or which extend the scope of our work. We can support practice-led projects incorporating a portfolio of creative work and more theoretical/musicological research, as well as interdisciplinary approaches. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a proposal.

Bath Spa is also part of the South, West and Wales AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, an alliance between nine leading universities: Aberystwyth, Bath Spa, Bristol, Cardiff, Cranfield, Exeter, Reading, Southampton and UWE. Individually our research excellence is internationally recognised. Collectively our expertise creates a centre of excellence supporting and supervising PhD and doctoral students across the humanities, languages and creative arts. The SWW AHRC DTP awards up to 50 fully funded doctoral studentships for the best postgraduate research projects across the full range of Arts & Humanities each year. You can find out more about the scope and excellence of the Partnerships’s research activities in each subject at the SWW website. We also welcome interdisciplinary applications and practice-led research projects. The scheme now accepts applications from international students.For information about opportunities in Music please see the SWW music pages.

For University regulations, fees, and general information, please also visit the University’s research degrees page.

Current Open Scores Lab PhD Students

  • Vassilis Chatzimakris – Interfacial Scores: An exploration of approaches to indeterminacy of performing means
  • Oliver Ginger – Borders: liminality within the spaces where different sound environments meet
  • Cameron Graham – Preoccupations that fill the void: Staging the Creative Process as steps to World Building
  • Maria Maltezou – Creative Activism and Interactive Artworks: Initiating societal and social change through mixed-media compositions
  • Harry Matthews – Listening To Noise: A Portfolio of Socially-Curious Experimental Compositions Investigating Performer-Environment Relationships
  • David May – I Only Paint What I See: the artist-sitter relationship as a model for music composition. 
  • Aaron Moorehouse – Music as Therapy after Sound: Exploring Experimental-Music in Therapy, and Exploring Therapy in Experimental-Music
  • James Oldham –
  • Goni Peles – Developing Scorecraft: From Game Design to Composition
  • Misha Penton – Vocality as / in Composition: solo and collaborative creation of new postopera works
  • Caitlin Rowley – Questioning the division of ‘public’ and ‘private’ creative spaces through an interdisciplinary approach to composition derived from a performative interpretation of visual art processes.

Previous PhD Students