Job title: Head of Subject Area - Music;

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2333


Office address: Alison House

Research outputs: Dr Martin Parker on Edinburgh Research Explorer

A composer, improviser and soloist with laptop, Martin’s work focuses on encounters between computers, people and places. Based in Edinburgh, he has performed and collaborated internationally with theatre companies, symphony orchestras, visual artists and ensembles; recent projects include ‘Songs for an airless room’, an 'opera' for cinemas performed by Joby Burgess and Phil Minton. 

Martin has been Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Dialogues Festival for over 10 years and is one third of free improvisation trio Lapslap.

Martin studied composition at the University of Manchester and completed a Ph.D in Composition at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He is Academic Director of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Sound Design.

Some of his music is available on Ein Klang records; and

PhD Supervision Topics

  • Acoustics and audio
  • Composition
  • Computational
  • Contemporary
  • Electroacoustic
  • Improvisation
  • Instrument research
  • Music for screen (TV/Film/Game)
  • Performance
  • Sonic art
  • Technology
  • Twenty-first century