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School of Arts and Media

Simon Connor

Lecturer in Music Technology


My specialist fields are composition, sound design and sound recording. Alongside lecturing at UoS, I create music and sound for film and gallery installations. I have over 11 years professional experience creating music for media. I also perform / record with the bands Yields and We Are Willow


Currently teaching:

Level 3 Introduction to Music Technology.

Level 4 Fundamentals of Composition & Technology

Level 4 Applied Composition & Technology

Level 5 Audio For Media

Level 6: Supervision of final year portfolios.

Research Interests

My research and creative practice focuses on exploring the boundaries between musical composition and sound design, whilst developing new collaborative projects for film and gallery based work.

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy)

MA Music (Composition) - University of Salford

BA Hons Popular Music & Recording - University of Salford


Performances and screenings of work to date have included;


Action Space (2016):

FILAF, The International Art Book and Film Festival (Perpignan, France)

Flatpack Film Festival (Birmingham)


To Hell With Culture (2014/15): 

ICA (London), 

DOKU.ARTS Festival (Berlin)

University of Eastern Illinois (Chicago US), 

Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool),

Leeds International Film Festival

Beacons Festival

Edinburgh College of Art


The Turing Suite: Manchester Art Gallery, 2015