Robert Strachan is a lecturer based in the School of Music. He has published numerous articles on a variety of aspects of popular music culture including DIY music cultures, electronic music and creativity, the history of British black music and music and audiovisual media (such as music video and documentary). He is co-editor of The Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing City (Liverpool University Press, 2010). He is commissioning editor of the journal Popular Music History which is published by Equinox press. Rob is also an active musician and sound artist. His interests currently lie at the intersection of electronica, drone and sound art. Recent collaborative work includes audiovisual installations exhibited at the Wordsworth Trust, Liverpool Biennial 2012, the Bluecoat and FACT. He also has a track record in exploring the use of digital audio technologies in one-off hybrid performances including his work with the Hive Collective at METAL (2012), FutureEverything (2010) and Tate Liverpool (2009). His two collaborative performances of 'Blue Remix' with the Swiss performance artist Yann Marussich (including the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow) formed part of a project which would receive the award of Distinction: Hybrid Art at the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica. Robert’s collaborative album with the pianist Anni Hogan ‘Mountain’ was released by Coldspring records in 2011. His music and commentary have been heard on a variety of radio stations including a broadcast live set and interview for BBC Radio 3 and a central role in BBC Radio 2’s Beyond the Telescope documentary.
- Public Performance/Radio Broadcast (Performance of Composition, BBC Radio 3 2006)
- Rob is deputy lead for Academic Standards and Quality for the School of the Arts