Richard Edwards

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Creative Industries
Areas of Expertise:
Music , Music technology
Courses taught:

Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Music Production, and Course Leader for ARU's BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production and BA (Hons) Music Production.

Richard is an educator, composer and mixing engineer with 20 years' experience. He has worked on a number of short films and commercial releases across a number of musical genres.

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Since studying classical piano at a young age he developed an interest in music technology which led him to work as a studio engineer and keyboard player for live bands, during which time he played at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, the Palace Theatre in Manchester and the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. A project he composed music for, 'Stories of the World', was featured in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. He also produced music for the live multimedia performance, 'Tough Blood' for the Science Gallery and 'This is Your History' for the Museum of London.

Most recently he composed the score for Stuck, currently on Amazon Prime, and the art installation 'Black Men's Minds' for the Black Cultural Archives. As a freelance recording engineer Richard has worked at a number of studios and also worked as a live recording engineer for the rapper Akala, at a number of venues including: Cargo, XOYO, the 02 Academy Islington and the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall.

Research interests
  • Immersive sound
  • Contemporary music production techniques
  • Composing for film, TV and games
  • Composing for art multimedia projects
  • Sound design for multimedia projects

Richard currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Studio Techniques
  • Music Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Mmus Composition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • BA (Hons) Commercial Music, University of Westminster