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Professor Hillegonda Rietveld

Professor Hillegonda Rietveld

h.rietveld@lsbu.ac.uk

Creative Technologies

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4620-6605

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Professor of Arts and Media, I joined the university in 1997 and was awarded my Professorship in 2014. I am Chair of its Professoriate and Co-Director of the Creative Technologies Research Centre (CTRC). My research addresses cultural technologies, immersion and remixologies, with a focus on electronic dance music culture, as well as cognate forms of electronic music, including game music, while my postgraduate research students investigate and consider issues in nascent creative technologies, music cultures, and sound studies. During the REF 2021, my publications were rated world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*).

The Creative Technologies Research Centre (CTRC) is co-directed with Prof Lizzie Jackson to advance research and enterprise in the areas of film, digital production, video games, sound and music. Previously, as Chair of Sonic Research Group (SRG), I brought together academic staff and postgraduate research students to engage in the concepts, cultures, creative practices and technologies of sound and music, and to nurture research in this field across the spectrum of academic engagement.

In addition to my publication work, I have coedited a collection for Bloomsbury Academic, 'DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music', as well as a special issue on dub diasporas for 'Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture'. In addtion, I have coedited a special issue on game music for 'GAME: The Italian Journal of Game Studies', as well as a recent special issue on game and electronic dance music synergies for 'Journal of Sound and Music in Games'.

Between 2011-17, I led the editorial team of 'IASPM Journal', the open-access online journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). I am also member of the Advisory Board of 'Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music', 'IASPM Journal', and 'Cambridge University Press Elements in Popular Music'. I regularly peer review in the fields of sound and music studies for a range of academic journals and publishers (including Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic, Edinburgh UP, Temple UP, Emerald), and between 2007-14 I was member of the review council for the AHRC. I also advise externally on postgraduate research, course (re)validations, and academic staff recruitment.

I am a member of British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE); British Sociological Association (BSA); Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA); Society for the Study of Sound andMusic in Games (SSSMG); as well as PRS for Music, and Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS).

In 2004 I initiated successful course provision in music and sound design at London South Bank University, to which I still contribute significantly. I passionately care about research-led teaching, and am Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My graduates and postgraduate researchers successfully go on to gain careers in the creative industries, including music production, music performance, sound art, music copyright management, music marketing, music management, music technology, game development, or follow academic careers in digital technologies, industries, and humanities.

Courses taught

Music and Sound Design - BA/BSc (Hons)

Arts and Creative Industries - PhD

Arts and Creative Industries - MRes

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Chris MccabeDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Graham Neil DunningDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Najwa GutaleDoctoral Research ProjectMRes
Mr Ben MallabyDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Ben ClarkeArtificial Intelligence as a creative tool and instrument within the practice of music production.MRes

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Guy BaronPost-Euphoria in Electronic Music MakingPhD
PhD (cum laude) "House Music: Politics of a Musical Aesthetic"

Manchester Institute for the Study of Popular Culture (MIPC), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

1991
1995
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

London South Bank University, for Higher Education Academy

2014
2014
SEDA accredited Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching and Learning)

South Bank University, UK.

1998
1999
PGCHE Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

South Bank University, UK

1997
1998
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
On the Terminology of Electronic Dance Music: A Sonic DestroyerOn the Terminology of Electronic Dance Music: A Sonic DestroyerPrincipal InvestigatorBritish Academy OPEN SubmittedMar 2024
Leverhulme EC Fellowship: Music Production as ResearchGuy Baron E C F Principal InvestigatorLeverhulme TrustOPEN SubmittedFeb 2024
VGM & EDM SynergiesVGM & EDM SynergiesPrincipal InvestigatorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)OPEN In preparationNov 2023
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
1992
2022
Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS)
2011
British Sociological Association (BSA)
1998
Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
2001
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
2014
PRS for Music (PRS with MCPS)
1982
British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE)
2008
Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)
2010
2016
Society for the Study of Sound and Music in Games (SSSMG)
2017
Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
2018
UK Music: Music Academic Partnership (MAP)
2019
IASPM Journal

Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music:

https://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal

Editor-in-Chief
2011
2017

https://dj.dancecult.net/index.php/dancecult

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2008
IASPM Journal

Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music:

https://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2009
Cambridge University Press Elements in Popular Music

*Book Series*

https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/elements/popular-music

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2019
The British Pop Archive book series, Manchester University Press

*Book Series*

https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/british-pop-archive-books/about/

The British Pop Archive (BPA) is a dynamic series of short books published by Manchester University Press.

Drawing on a rich variety of sources including interviews, memoirs, recordings, images, press cuttings and other archival materials, the books will reflect and expand the Manchester-based British Pop Archive, which recently launched to much acclaim.

Telling untold stories from music, popular (and unpopular) culture and counterculture, the books will entertain and inform. At the same time, they will bring the archivist’s joy of uncovering long-hidden secrets and delving into dusty corners to an audience of retro culture vultures, music buffs and curious souls.

Working with an award-winning cover designer, we will be producing collectible, desirable volumes that every music-loving and pop-cultural enthusiast book-buyer will want to add to their own personal archive.

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2023
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
Journal for Sound and Music in Games
Kingston University London
Other

Subject Review Committee

Music Studies

March 2020
December 2020
University of Copenhagen
Other

Academic Appointment Committee

Ethnomusicology

September 2020
November 2020

Chapter 8. Strutting with Streets of Rage: When Dance Music Enters the Fight
Rietveld, H. C. and Lemon, A. (2024). Chapter 8. Strutting with Streets of Rage: When Dance Music Enters the Fight. in: Music and Sonic Environments in Video Games: listening to and Performing Ludic Soundscapes Routledge.

7. Eurorack to VCV Rack: Modular Synthesis as Compositional Performance
Rietveld, H. and Randell, J. (2024). 7. Eurorack to VCV Rack: Modular Synthesis as Compositional Performance. in: Kitzmann, A., Teboul, E. J., Engstrom, E. and Thoren, C. (ed.) 7. Modular Synthesis: Patching Machines and People Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). pp. 172-184

Editorial Introduction: Synergies Between Game Music and Electronic Dance Music in Cultural Context
Fritsch, M. and Rietveld, H. C. (2023). Editorial Introduction: Synergies Between Game Music and Electronic Dance Music in Cultural Context. Journal of Sound and Music in Video Games. 4 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org//10.1525/jsmg.2023.4.1.1

The Nightclub
Rietveld, H. (2022). The Nightclub. in: Stahl, Geoff and Parcival, J. Mark (ed.) The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music, Space and Place Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 22 pages

Gabber: Raising Hell in Technoculture
Rietveld, H. and Monroe, Alexei (2021). Gabber: Raising Hell in Technoculture. Metal Music Studies. 7 (3), pp. 399-421. https://doi.org/10.1386/mms_00057_1

Female Credit: Excavating Acknowledgement for the Capcom Sound Team
Rietveld, H and Lemon, A. (2021). Female Credit: Excavating Acknowledgement for the Capcom Sound Team. in: Fritsch, M and Summers, T (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music Cambridge Cambridge University Press (CUP).

The Street Fighter Lady: Invisibility and Gender in Game Composition
Rietveld, H and Lemon, A (2019). The Street Fighter Lady: Invisibility and Gender in Game Composition. ToDiGRA Journal,. 5 (1). https://doi.org/10.26503/todigra.v5i1.112

Dancing in the Technoculture
Rietveld, HC (2018). Dancing in the Technoculture. in: Emmerson, S (ed.) The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music: Reaching Out With Technology New York (USA) and London Routledge. pp. 113-134

Detroit: Techno City
Rietveld, HC and Kolioulis, A (2018). Detroit: Techno City. in: Lashua, B, Wagg, S, Spracklen, K and Yavuz, MS (ed.) Sounds and the City: Volume 2 New York (USA), London (UK), Zug (Switzerland) Palgrave Macmillan.

Echo
Rietveld, HC and Henriques, J (2018). Echo. in: Bull, M (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies New York and London: Routledge New York (USA) and London Routledge.

Machine Possession: Dancing to Repetitive Beats
Rietveld, HC (2018). Machine Possession: Dancing to Repetitive Beats. in: Levaux, C and Julien, O (ed.) Over and Over: Exploring Repetition in Popular Music New York and London Bloomsbury Academic.

Gabber Overdrive: Noise, Horror, and Acceleration
Rietveld, HC (2018). Gabber Overdrive: Noise, Horror, and Acceleration. Turmoil CTM Magazine.

The Streetfighter Lady: Invisibility and Gender Role - Play in Game Composition
Rietveld, HC and Lemon, A (2018). The Streetfighter Lady: Invisibility and Gender Role - Play in Game Composition. Carbone, MB and Mariani, I (ed.) DiGRA ITALIA 2018: "Women, LGBTQI & Allies: Videogiochi e identità di genere". Palermo, Italy 01 Jun 2018 DiGRA Italia.

Introduction: Towards a Polyphonic Approach to Games and Music Studies
Rietveld, HC and Carbone, MB (2017). Introduction: Towards a Polyphonic Approach to Games and Music Studies. GAME: the Italian Journal of Game Studies. 1 (6).

Hear The Music, Play The Game. Music And Game Design: Interplays And Perspectives
Rietveld, HC, Carbone, MB, Gallagher, R, Newman, J, McAlpine, KB, Peñate Domínguez, F, Collins, K, Hulme, Z, Langhorst, T and Austin, M (2017). Hear The Music, Play The Game. Music And Game Design: Interplays And Perspectives. Game. 1 (6).

Authenticity and Liveness in Digital DJ Performance
Rietveld, HC (2016). Authenticity and Liveness in Digital DJ Performance. in: Hytönen-Ng, E and Tsioulakis, I (ed.) Musicians and their Audiences: Performance, Speech and Mediation New York (USA) and London Routledge.

Lovely Bones: Music from Beyond
Rietveld, HC (2016). Lovely Bones: Music from Beyond. in: Albiez, S. and Pattie, D (ed.) Brian Eno Oblique Music London Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 105-117

Introduction: Echoes from the Dub Diaspora
Rietveld, HC and van Veen, TC (2015). Introduction: Echoes from the Dub Diaspora. Dancecult : Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. 7 (2), pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.12801/1947-5403.2015.07.02.00

Burial’s Echoic Loneliness
Rietveld, HC (2015). Burial’s Echoic Loneliness. in: Beyer, T, Burkhalter, T and Liechti, TH (ed.) Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World Switzerland Norient. pp. 133-135

Echoes from the Dub Diaspora
van Veen, TC, Rietveld, HC, Vendryes, T, Ramstedt, K, Harries, JV, Kolioulis, A, Zuberi, N, Christodoulou, C, Partridge, C and MacLeod, EC (2015). Echoes from the Dub Diaspora. Dancecult : Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.12801/1947-5403.2015.07.02

Breaking the Electronic Sprawl
Rietveld, HC (2015). Breaking the Electronic Sprawl. Guerra, P and Bennett, A (ed.) Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF): Crossing Borders of Underground Music Scenes. Porto, Portugal 13 - 17 Jul 2015 Griffith University and University of Porto. pp. 235 - 235