Research

As a socio-cultural academic my research explores connections between art education and popular music development, developing a manifesto for creative higher education.

Current research is based on my PhD thesis and due for publication with Intellect Publishing and Chicago University Press in Autumn 2022: Blank Canvas: Art school education and the development of popular music.

Post-doctoral research .

Creative Spheres: The concept of ‘scenius’ through the lens of hip hop, jungle, grime, new jazz and indie music. I am exploring collective creativity, how groups came together to forge impactful work.

Featuring interviews with

Roy Ascott, Brian Eno, Gavin Bryars, Dexter Dalwood, Stephen Mallinder, Lester Square, Gina Birch, Clive Langer, Bill Drummond, Cally Callomon, Barry Adamson, Helen Reddington, Keith Levene, Alice Fox, and Pauline Black

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon-Strange