Prof Andrew Hugill

Professor of Creative Computing

Professor Andrew Hugill

Tel. +44 (0)116 252 2656




Personal Details

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

National Teacher Fellow

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

PhD in Composition

MA in Musical Composition

Research Projects (Principal Investigator)

Virtual Vauxhall Gardens (winner of 'Research Team of the Year' in the Discovering Excellence Awards 2019)

Aural Diversity

Selected Publications


Hugill, A. The Digital Musician (3rd edition, Routledge, 2018)

Hugill, A. 'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide (MIT Press, 2012) (Russian edition, 2017).

Book Chapters

Hugill, A. (2017) 'The Origins of Electronic Music' in The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition) pp. 7-24.

Hugill, A and Amelides, P (2016) 'Audio-only computer games: 'Papa Sangre'.' In: Emmerson, S and Landy, L, eds. Expanding the horizon of electroacoustic music analysis. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) pp. 355-375.

Hugill, A. (2015) ‘Percy Grainger: Pioneer of Electronic Music’. In ed. Dreyfus, K. and Robinson, S. Grainger the Modernist. (Farnham: Ashgate) pp. 231-253.


Hugill, A. (2020) 'Transboundaries: moving across the art/science divide.' Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 45:1, 29-34.

Hugill, A and Yang, H (2016) 'PRASCAL: a pataphysical programming language.' International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (2/3/4). pp. 133-153. ISSN 2043-8354

Hugill, A (2015) 'On style in electroacoustic music.' Organised Sound, 21 (1). pp. 4-14. ISSN 1355-7718

Recent Lectures

Hugill, A. (2019) 'Aural Diversity'.  Given at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education conference, City University, January 24th.

Hugill, A. (2019) 'Consequences of Ménière’s Disease and other forms of hearing impairment for musicians, their music-making, hearing care and technologies'. Given at the Aural Diversity conference, University of Leicester, Nov 30th-Dec 1st 2019.

Creative Works

Thirty Minutes for Diplacusis Piano (2019)

The Imaginary Voyage (2013-present) Online opera.

Rossum's Universal Replicants (2014) Multimedia opera.

Logical Grammar (2014) Multichannel composition for up to 16 voices.

Secret Garden (2012) Installation (Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei).

Scientific Evaluation

EU Research

Austrian Science Fund

Portuguese Science and Technology Research Foundation

Editorships and Reviewing

Springer book series: Cultural Computing (co-editor)

International Journal of Creative Computing (co-editor)

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (Special Edition editor)

Computer Music Journal (Special Edition co-editor)

Digital Creativity (Special Edition editor)

Reviews for MIT Press, Routledge, CUP, Bloomsbury, Springer, Focal Press, Tempo.

Contact Information

Department of Informatics
University of Leicester
University Road


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