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Mr Colin Riley

Mr Colin Riley
Reader in Music

Gaskell Building 026

Research area(s)

  • Improvisation within composition
  • Technology within composition
  • Songwriting / vocal setting
  • Integration of stylistic approaches in composition
  • Collaborative projects
  • Composing for children
Composition /electronic music /song-writing /improvisation /collaboration

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


In Place
Funder: Brunel University London
Duration: September 2016 - August 2017

The support of research, music rehearsals and collaborative work with writers and musicians towards the setting up and development of the In Place project

Research Leave
Funder: Brunel University London
Duration: September 2016 - January 2017

The creation of two multi-sensory works for solo instrument, objects and live electronics exploring music that can be see and felt as much as it is heard. The development of compositional practice which enables meaningful participation from audiences with both enabled and impaired senses.