Primary Affiliation: Australian National University - Canberra, ACT, Australia
AES Member Type: Member
Samantha Bennett is a sound recordist, guitarist and academic from London, UK and Associate Professor in music at the Australian National University. She is the author of two monographs, Modern Records, Maverick Methods (forthcoming) and Peepshow, a 33 1/3 series edition on the album by Siouxsie and the Banshees (Bloomsbury Academic). She is also a co-editor of Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound (Bloomsbury Academic). Samantha has published numerous book chapters on the technological, sound recording and production aesthetics of recorded popular music and her journal articles are published in Popular Music, Popular Music and Society, The Journal of Popular Music Studies and IASPM@journal. In 2014, Samantha gave the biannual American Musicological Society Lecture at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives where she also held a research fellowship in 2015. As an AHRC Doctoral scholar, she completed her PhD in popular music recording techniques and analysis under renowned musicologist Prof. Allan Moore.
As an educator, Samantha has fifteen years curriculum design, authorship and quality management experience and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, notably a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship at the University of Westminster (2012). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since arriving at the Australian National University in 2013, she has authored a broad music technology and popular music curriculum and, after securing a $250,000 major equipment grant, led the refurbishment of the School of Music's recording studio facilities to include the installation of a 48-channel Neve Genesys console and a blend of vintage and contemporary microphones and processors.
More Info: https://anu-au.academia.edu/SamanthaBennett
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