Robert Ratcliffe

Residence: Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Robert Ratcliffe (internationally recognised composer, EDM musicologist, and performer) is currently completing a PhD in composition on “New Forms of Hybrid Musical Discourse” at Keele University, UK. He is the first composer to develop a musical language and compositional technique through the cross-fertilisation of contemporary art music and electronic dance music (EDM). An important part of his research has involved looking in detail at the tools of production used in the creation of EDM by various artists. The output of this research into the functionality of the equipment and deliberate “creative subversion” of its intended normative use has been used to develop a vocabulary of compositional techniques for use within his own work.

Date: March 31, 2011

Source: eContact! 13.2