Dream Academy star to give workshops at Leeds Met
His visit will see him undertake a total of five sessions with a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate students from courses including MA Music for the Moving Image and BA Music Production on Wednesday 6 February and Thursday 7 February.
Dr Gilbert Gabriel, who currently lectures in film sound semiotics at the London Film School, achieved a top ten hit in the UK and US with The Dream Academy song 'Life in a Northern Town', which was produced by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.
Dr Gabriel said: "I am honoured to be sharing my experiences in the music business as well my academic knowledge in the field of film music and sound semiotics at Leeds Metropolitan University."
Head of Leeds Met's School of Film, Music and Performing Arts, Andrew Fryer, commented: "We are absolutely delighted that Gilbert is able to take time out of his busy schedule to come and work with our students, who will all benefit greatly from his wealth of experience in the industry in which so many of them aspire to forge careers.
"Gilbert is a songwriter, producer and composer whose music and songs have featured in TV, Films and Radio around the world. He has been awarded an Ivor Novello nomination, gold records and BMI certificates for radio play and sales.
"His music has been included in blockbuster Hollywood films including Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Trains, Planes and Automobiles and Diane Keaton's Heaven."