Monday, October 20, 2014

Fwd: Open Lecture and Book Launch at the University of West London

Dear All
Apologies for cross-posting and self promotion - and for including many of you who might not be near to London.
We are holding an open lecture and drinks reception at the University of West London to launch my new book, The Musicology of Record Production, at 6.30pm on Thursday 30th October (address below). In this talk, I will use a range of examples to explore how theoretical knowledge and practice as research can help to bridge the divide between the vocational and the traditionally academic. Drawing on recordings by artists as varied as classical pianist, Andrei Gavrilov, jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, and pop singer, Britney Spears, I will explore how students, professionals and researchers can better understand the mechanics of record production by exploring the guiding principles behind professional techniques.
Your students are as welcome as you are but there a limited number of places and they have to be booked. Please visit: to reserve a place.
You can find out more about the book on my website:

The talk will take place in The Lawrence Hall, University of West London, St Mary’s Road. London W5 5RF which is on the 65 bus route and is about equidistant from South Ealing (Piccadilly Line) and Ealing Broadway (District, Central and Mainline from Paddington). Parking is mostly free after 6pm.

I hope to see you there.

Dr. Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Reader in Music
London College of Music
University of West London