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Richard Burn

Richard Burn

Lecturer in Music Technology

  • Email address
  • Phone number 01902 321586
  • Location Performance Hub WH214
  • Faculty Faculty of Arts
  • Institute School of Performing Arts
  • Areas of expertise

    Music Technology, Live Sound, Music Computing

Richard teaches on the BA (Hons) and MSc Music Technology programmes. He is also a part-time PhD student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.  Richard's work on music-making for the deaf continues to attract media and academic interest across the world. Being a member of the Midlands 3 Cities (M3C) Doctoral Training Partnership has led to work with national charity, The Brilliant Club, whose mission is to inspire high performing pupils in low participation schools to apply to highly selective universities.

  • Hearing Impairment 
  • Assistive music technology
  • Multi-sensory feedback systems
  • User interface design and interaction design
  • FHEA
  • MSc in Audio Technology - University of Wolverhampton
  • BA (Hons) in Music Production - University of Wolverhampton
  • Dalgleish, M., Payne, C. and Burn, R. (2015) Uchronie: Revisiting Analogue Computing to Expand the Language of A/V Synthesis.Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) London, UK, 7 - 9 July 2015 Available from:
  • Arts Professional Magazine - February 2016 Research positioning article (edited by publisher)
  • Burn, R. (2016) Music-making for the Deaf: Exploring new ways of enhancing musical experience with visual and haptic feedback systems. International Conference on Live Interfaces (ICLI 2016) Brighton, UK, 29 June to 3 July 2016 Available from:

Richard has been involved in music production over many years and has produced music for individuals and groups, and film music for professional screen companies. He also has interests in film and video production and produced a short video for concert pianist, Di Xiao, to promote her second commercial album, ‘Journey’. While living and working in Belgium, Richard acted as live sound engineer for the NATO Jazz Orchestra providing live sound in large venues across Europe.