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Dr Alice Eldridge

Post:Lecturer in Music and Music Technology (Music)
Other posts:Co-Director (Sussex Humanities Lab)
Location:ARTS B B156

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877486
International:+44 1273 877486

Research expertise:
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Alice Eldridge’s background in music, psychology (BSc), evolutionary and adaptive systems (MSc) and informatics (PhD) underpins creative and empirical interdisciplinary research in sonic (complex) systems at the interstices of music, technology and ecology. This includes improvisation, composition, field recording, instrument building and computational analysis of natural acoustic environments within the emerging field of ecoacoustics.

Current and recently funded projects include: development of novel acoustic methods for rapid biodiversity assessment and wilderness mapping in terrestrial and marine environments;  participatory design of networked notation software to support ensemble music making; and exploring feedback as a design principle and musical aesthetic through developing new feedback musical instruments.

She has appeared on BBC TV Spring Watch and BBC radio 4 Costing the Earth as a soundscape ecologist; on BBC radio 3 Late Junction and Jazz on 3 as a free jazz cellist; on BBC radio 6 Lauren Laverne's show as a contemporary chamber composer; and on BBC radio 1 John Peel show as a pop bassist. 

Twitter @alicealicealice 



Lecturer in Music and Music Technology (Music)

Internal Roles

  • Co-Director Sussex Humanities Lab 
  • Music Department Research Ethics Officer
  • Library Consultative Group - MFM
  • Leverhulme DTC From Sensation and Perception to Awareness - Programme Management Committee
  • REF UoA 33 lead (deputising summer 2019)
  • MFM REF working group


Community and Business

  • 2019 - Mentor for Trinity Laban Headley Fellow, Gemma Storr
  • 2014 - Music Focus Group Arts Council of England, South East.
  • 2014 - Field Scientist (Soundscape) for Operation Wallacea (Ecuador)
  • 2011 - 2013 - Consultant for EU Leonardo project OpenSounds. European partnership led by the Italian Ministry of Education, developing an online platform for collaborative music making. N° LLP Link: 2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01908 CUP: G72F11000060006
  • 2011 - 2013 - Producer for Sound and Music - UK charity supporting composers of New Music.


Review Boards and Committees

  • Artificial Life Journal peer reviewer (ongoing)
  • UKRI - Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme Bid reviewer (2019)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Sparks Grant reviewer (2019)
  • International Society of Artificial Life Merit Awards Committee (2019)
  • Artificial Life - conference committee (2018)
  • Journal of Adaptive Behaviour - reviewer
  • PlOS ONE - Expert reviewer (Journal)
  • Ecological Indicators - Expert reviewer (Journal)
  • Apple Developers Conference - Conference Committee
  • International Conference of Live Interfaces - Artistic Chair
  • International Conference on Computational Creativity - Conference committee
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation - Reviewer for technical committee
  • International Conference on Live Interfaces - Scientific Committee 
  • International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media - Expert paper reviewer
  • IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation - Reviewer for Technical Program Comittee
  • IJCAI - Workshop on AI and Feedback - Program Committee
  • Artificial Life Journal Special Issue on Art, Creativity and Culture - Reviewer.
  • International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) - Reviewer
  • Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X (xCoAx) - Program committee.
  • GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference) - Program committee.
  • International Computer Music Conference - Reviewer Program committee.
  • Evo* EVOMUSART, Budapest - Workshop committee.
  • Third Iteration Digital Arts Practice, Melbourne - Program committee.

Networks and Memberships

  • Board member of the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community 
  • Member of International Society of Ecoacoustics 
  • Member of International Computer Music Association
  • PRS Composer Member
  • PPL Performer / Label Member