Research at Leeds Beckett
About Alex Stevenson
Alex is Course Director for New Courses in Music in the Leeds School of the Arts. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Authority and is member of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production.
Alex has experience as a freelance musician, producer and engineer, has working with a number of British Hip Hop artists including Shameless, Low Key and Plan B, He has performed for live radio broadcast for BBC Radio 1 (Maida Vale) and XFM, and performed at venues across the UK such as Fabric (London).
Alex currently leads modules in Creative Studio Production and Mixing Practice, and teaching modules including Production Analysis, Music Technology Project, Music Technology for Music Industry Professionals, and Audio Production Portfolio.
Alex has published and presented on topics related to British Hip Hop, Popular Music Education, Mixing practice, and Music Performance and Electronic Music. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Oslo entitled 'Machine Aesthetics in Popular Music Performance'.
Journal articles (1)
- Thompson PA; Stevenson A (2017) Missing a Beat: Exploring Experiences, Perceptions and Reflections of Popular Electronic Musicians in UK Higher Education Institutions. In: Smith GD; Rambarran S; Moir Z; Brennan M; Kirkman P The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education. London: Routledge, pp. 203-216.
Conference contributions (3)
- Stevenson A (2016) Funky Drummer? The use of Micro-Rhythmic Gestures in Live Hip Hop Performance University of Cambridge, UK 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
- Stevenson A (2014) Authenticity and the role of live musicians in hip hop production University of Oslo, Norway 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
- Stevenson A (2014) The UK Sound; British Hip Hop Production Practice University of Helsinki, Finland 01/01/0001 00:00:00.