composer. sound artist.

Acousmatic composition

Sound Art

Immersion and 3D Audio

Sound diffusion and spatialisation practices

Site specific works, sound walks and installations

Audience development and engagement

Community music practice


Emma’s compositional work is focused on developing novel compositional approaches that are actively geared towards increasing engagement with acousmatic/electroacoustic composition in order to reach wider audiences, in particular disadvantaged segments of the community, and younger people. Having recently completed a PhD in Musical Composition funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership titled ‘Sonic Immersion: Reaching New Audiences through Sound’, Emma has collaborated with a variety of organisations including the IKON gallery, Research & Cultural Collections at the University of Birmingham and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Her works have been performed and exhibited internationally, including at Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (CH), University of Birmingham (UK), The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (UK), 5to Festival de Música Electroacústica (CL), BEAST FEaST (UK), SEAMUS (USA), CEMI circles (USA), EMAS (UK), Festival Ecos Urbanos (MEX), BULO (UK), RMA (UK), SPECTRA (CO), NYCEMF (USA), Birmingham Hippodrome (UK), Audior Acusmonium (ITL), Sound-Image Colloquium (UK), Delian Academy of New Music (GD), Noisefloor Festival (UK), [ ex_nihilo ] (MEX), MAtera INtermedia (ITL), Sound Junction (UK), Musica Electronic Nova (PL) and Electric Spring (UK).

She has compositions released with labels Urban Arts Belin, Sonos Localia and Obs.

Awards. mentions.

  • 2020: Abstracted Objects received a special mention in the Concours biennal de composition acousmatique Métamorphoses 2020
  • 2019: Awarded first prize in the L’espace du son 2019 international spatialisation competition by Influx (Musiques & Recherches)
  • 2019: Distorted Illusions selected for Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2019
  • 2018: Cultural Engagement Award 2019 by Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
  • 2018: Water Waves awarded the Young Artist Award 2018 (First Prize) by klingt gut!
  • 2014: Presence-Absence awarded the COMPASS Prize by the Department of Music, University of Birmingham

Teaching. masterclasses.

Lecturer in Sound Design Lecturer in Sound Design at the University of Greenwich (2021 – current)

Research Fellow (Audiovisual Space: Recontextualising Sound-Image Media) at the University of Greenwich (2021 – current)

Visiting Lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2020 – current)

Postgraduate Teaching Associate at the University of Birmingham (2016 – 2020)


PhD Electroacoustic Composition University of Birmingham

MA Music: Electroacoustic / Sonic Art University of Birmingham

BMus Music University of Birmingham