My focus is on collaborative projects, principally relating to learning and the arts. I draw on my background in languages and literature, my training and experience as a teacher and library & information professional, and my knowledge of (classical) music and the music business. I work in these multi-disciplinary areas:
- Noise & Hearing: Lectures and consultancy for musicians and managers, students and teachers. This is based on the BBC-funded project that evolved from a research investigation into a sector-wide partnership and publication on noise control and hearing conservation. I am now developing this into a PhD on hearing, listening and what it means to have a trained (musician’s) ear.
- Words & Music: Opera surtitles (translations and operations). Writing about music, editing and translating. Language coaching for singers and a workshop ‘Making the most of your speaking voice’.
- Projects: A wide-ranging portfolio with a common thread of research, organising information and communicating information to diverse audiences.
Sound Bites is an occasional blog about things I’ve found useful, thought-provoking or fun, and want to share. It also contains links to live concert reviews I have written.