Dr Marc Estibeiro

Associate Professor

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Marc is the Course Leader for MA Music Production and teaches computer sound, advanced Pro Tools techniques, modern composition and music software design. He is also a composer, guitar player and actively involved in research. His library music has been accepted for broadcast by a variety of media outlets, including Channel 5 and the BBC.

Marc’s academic work focuses on composing music for acoustic instruments and electronics. His work has been presented at conferences, workshops, concerts, and seminars around the world. Notable examples include Mexico (Visiones Sonoras, Morelia 2012), China (ICMC, Shanghai 2017; International Guitar Research Conference Hong Kong 2019), Germany (MuSa 2017 and 2018, Karlsruhe), and South Korea (ICMC 2018), and Sweden (Innovation in Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, 2022). In 2019 he composed the music and designed the electronics for a large-scale, audio-visual, Arts Council funded project which used local and international musicians to explore the social and cultural legacy of the potteries industry in the city of Stoke on Trent.

 Website: Marc Estibeiro 

 

 

 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Member of the Performing Rights Society
  • AVID Certified Instructor for Pro Tools

 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Composition, Durham University.
  • MA in Music, Bangor University.
  • MA in English Language Teaching, Essex University.
  • BA(Hons) in Music, Middlesex University.

Expertise

Composing for acoustic instruments and electronics

Research interests

My academic work focuses on composing music for acoustic instruments and electronics. My work has been presented at conferences, workshops, concerts and seminars in:

  • Sweden (Innovation in Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, 2022).
  • USA, Indiana. 21st Century Guitar Conference, Ball State University, (2022)
  • 21st Century Guitar Conference, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, (2021)
  • China (ICMC, Shanghai 2017 and International Guitar Research Conference (Hong Kong 2019)
  • Canada (Brandon University March 2018)
  • South Korea (ICMC 2018)
  • Germany (MuSa 2017 and 2018, Karlsruhe)
  • Mexico (Visiones Sonoras, Morelia 2012)
  • France (IRCAM, Paris 2012)
  • Italy (Conservatorio di Musica, Cagliari, 2010)
  • United Kingdom (University of Wales, Staffordshire University, Durham University, Keele University and others).

I also organise and manage our annual Noise Floor event at Staffordshire University which attracts leading practitioners and researchers from around the world

 

Grants

2019 Arts Council funded project which used local and international musicians to explore the social and cultural legacy of the potteries industry in the city of Stoke on Trent.

Enterprise and commercial interests

Music for film and television

Teaching

Undergraduate: 

  • Creative Music Practice
  • Pro Tools

Postgraduate:

  • Modern Composition
  • Creative Music Software
  • Performance Practices
  • Pro Tools for Music Production
  • Negotiated Study

Postgraduate supervision

  • Masters Project
  • PhD Supervision

Publications

Article:

ESTIBEIRO, Marc (2018) Displaced Light: A Composition for Six Instruments and Electronics. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2018, 2018. ISSN 2223-3881

ESTIBEIRO, Marc (2017) The Impact of the Digital Instrument and the Score on Controlled Improvisation When using Acoustic Instruments in an Electroacoustic Context. International Computer Music Conference, 43. pp. 443-447. ISSN 2223-3881

Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding:

ESTIBERO, Marc, COTTER, David (2022) The Guitar Reimagined (Estibeiro, Marc. Cotter, David) in Rethinking the Musical Instrument, (Dogantan-Dack, Mine (ed.)) Cambridge Scholars 2022

ESTIBEIRO, Marc (2019) Composing With Microsound: An Approach to Structure and Form When Composing for Acoustic Instruments With Electronics. In: Innovation in Music: Performance, Production, Technology and Business. Perspectives on Music Production. Routledge, UK. ISBN 978-1138498198

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022