Liam Maloney

PhD Thesis

Liam’s research is concerned with the interplay between music, emotion, memory, and geography. The focus of his Ph.D thesis examines how these factors can be tracked, recorded, and used to generate ever-evolving patterns of sonic autobiography that could be compiled to create a truly contextual music recommendation system.

Having completed his undergraduate degree in Sound Technology from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts he moved directly into lecturing in further education, specialising in audio production and electronic music composition. During this time he also achieved an MSc with distinction from the University of Bolton, with his dissertation examining the dissemination of taste after the digital revolution winning the Vice-Chancellor’s award for “outstanding academic achievement”.

In addition to this his musical practice has seen him work with, support, and play alongside many electronic musicians including Pendulum, Imogen Heap, Dom & Roland, DJ Fresh, and Andrew Weatherall etc. And in his artistic guise has worked with LEAP, Tramlines Festival, Verb, Company Boom, and in many “artist in residence” roles in various schools and educational settings.

Liam is the holder of a Sir Jack Lyons Scholarship

Supervisors Dr Jez Wells and Dr Catherine Laws