Dr Aki Pasoulas is a composer and a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Kent. He is the Director of MAAST (Music and Audio Arts Sound Theatre), Chief Examiner and the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded project ‘A Sonic Palimpsest: Revisiting Chatham Historic Dockyards’. He has served as Director of Education, Director of Music Programmes, deputy Director of Research and Senior Tutor. He holds a PhD on timescale perception in electroacoustic music (supervised by Denis Smalley, AHRB-funded), and he taught at universities in London including City, Middlesex, and the University of the Arts.
His research interests include acousmatic music, time and timescale perception, psychoacoustics and sound perception, spatial sound, acoustic communication, and soundscape ecology especially in relation to listening psychology. In addition to electroacoustic music, he has written for instruments, found objects, voice and mixed works with live electronics, he composed music for the theatre and for short films, and organised and performed with many ensembles. Aki received honourable mentions at international competitions; his scholarly and music works have been published through KPM/EMI, ICMA, Sonos Localia, HELMCA, Pinpoint Scotland, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press, and his compositions have been performed worldwide.