Dr Will Schrimshaw

Contact Details

  • Room: CE221
  • Telephone: 01695 650993
  • Email: will.schrimshaw@edgehill.ac.uk


Dr Will Schrimshaw 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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