Dr Will Schrimshaw

Contact Details

Dr. Will Schrimshaw

Room: CE221

Telephone: 01695 650993

Email: will.schrimshaw@edgehill.ac.uk


Will Schrmshaw is Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound. He is programme leader for the Music and Popular Music programmes. He has published journal articles & book chapters on sounscape composition, affect theory, sound, materialism and realism in the arts. He is author of the book Immanence and Immersion: on the acoustic condition in contemporary art published by Bloomsbury. As a musician and artist working with sound and digital technology he has performed and exhibited work internationally.


PhD, Newcastle University, 2011.

Mmus, Newcastle University, Distinction, 2006.

B.A. Music, Newcastle University, First Class, 2005.


MUS1169: Creative Music Technology

MUS1170: Ensemble Performance

MUS2172: Applied Composition

MUS3168: Music and Creative Coding

Research Interests

Practice based and theoretical research into:

  • Electronic music
  • Sound in the arts
  • FLOSS culture in music technology and pedagogy


  • Immanence and Immersion: on the acoustic condition in contemporary art. London and New York: Bloomsbury. 2017
  • ‘The Tone of Prime Unity’, Organised Sound, Cambridge University Press, In Press.
  • `Writing Out Sound: Immersion and Inscription in Sound Art’, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press. In press.
  • `Exit Immersion’, Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • `Ur-writings: a geophonographic fiction’, Leonardo: Journal of Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press. Forthcoming.
  • `Non-cochlear Sound: On Affect and Exteriority’ in Biddle I. and Thompson, M. (eds.) Sound, Music, Affect: Theorizing Sonic Experience, London and New York: Bloomsbury. 2013.
  • `Any Place Whatever: Schizophonic Dislocation and the Sound of Space in General’, Interference: Journal of Audio Culture, vol. 2.
  • `Undermining Media’, Artnodes: Journal on Art, Science and Technology,
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