Alex Stevenson, Course Director

Alex Stevenson

Course Director

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).

Current Teaching

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.

Research Interests

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'.

Alex Stevenson, Course Director

Ask Me About

  1. Music

Selected Outputs

  • Stevenson A (2016) Funky Drummer? The use of Micro-Rhythmic Gestures in Live Hip Hop Performance. In: 'It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At’: International Hip Hop Studies Conference, 23 June 2016 - 25 June 2016, University of Cambridge, UK.

  • Stevenson A (2014) Authenticity and the role of live musicians in hip hop production. In: The 9th Art of Record Production Conference, 4 December 2014, University of Oslo, Norway.

  • Stevenson A (2014) The UK Sound; British Hip Hop Production Practice. In: Hip Hop Studies: Global and Local, 13 September 2014, University of Helsinki, Finland.

  • 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 ed. The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education. London: Routledge, pp. 203-216.