Dr David Bessell
Profiles

Dr David Bessell

Lecturer in Music

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Lecturer in Music, specialisms - composition, music theory, music technology, guitar.

Qualifications

Bmus 1st, Thames Valley University,  first study composition, second study jazz guitar.

Mmus, Distinction, Royal College of Music, composition.
Phd, Kingston University, practice based Phd, nine compositions, The remodelling of elements of musical electronics with conventional acoustic instruments.

20 years experience in the popular music industry: song writing, arrangement, session guitar, international touring, music related programming.

Professional membership

ICCMR

Musical Acoustics Network
PRS

Teaching interests

Composition, software synthesis, guitar.

Research interests

Research areas - 

Composition, physical modelling, new approaches to software synthesis. Analogue hardware synthesis

Research groups

  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Bessell D 2013 'Dynamic Convolution Modelling, a hybrid synthesis strategy' Computer Music Journal 37:1, (spring 2013) 44-51 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Bessell D 2013 'Dynamic convolution modeling, a hybrid synthesis strategy' Computer Music Journal 37, (1) 44-51 , DOI
Bessell D 2007 'Formant Synthesis, Granular Synthesis, and Waveshaping in Halo, Bells and Voices' Perspectives of New Music 45, (1) 236-252 Author Site Publisher Site
Bessell D 2005 'The instrumental remodeling of elements of musical electronics in Moon Veiled by Clouds' COMPUTER MUSIC JOURNAL 29, (1) 21-33 Author Site , DOI
Chapters
Bessell D 2012 'Blurring boundaries, trends and implications in audio production software developments' in Kapralos B Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio Oxford Oxford University Press Author Site Publisher Site
Bessell D 2002 'An Examination of the Role Of Music in Cool Boarders, Alien Trilogy and Medievil' in King G; Krzywinska T Screenplay: cinema/videogames/interfaces London Wallflower Press, Columbia University Press Author Site Publisher Site
Conference Papers
Bessell D 2011 'Ophidian and the Uncanny Valley' ICMC International COmputer Music Conference Huddersfield University 01/08/2011 06/08/2011 Huddersfield International Computer Music Association Publisher Site
Performances
20110803 20110803 Ophidian. International Computer Music Conference, Huddersfield University Publisher Site
20110212 20110212 Ophidian. Peninsula Arts Festival Plymouth University. Publisher Site
20080321 20080321 Ophidian. University of Bedford Publisher Site
Other Publications
Bessell D 0 Analogue. Cornwall Manor records catalogue number 771 2010. 0 0
Bessell D 0 Moon Veiled by Clouds. Massachusetts MIT 0 0 Publisher Site
Bessell D & Bakis S 0 Morphogenic. UK DiN records 0 0 Publisher Site
Bessell D, Bessell, BUller, Ellis & Wesson DEMM 0 Node 2. DiN Records Polar Patrol publishing 0 0 Publisher Site