Composer & Academic
Matthew Sergeant is a composer, theorist and senior lecturer in music at Bath Spa University. As an academic fellow in data, Matthew is examining the objecthood of music in the age of big data. Online streaming services have rapidly become a primary means for music’s day-to-day consumption. Here, metadata is collected, collated and tracked. Music is recommended algorithmically. At the same time, sales of vinyl have exponentially increased since 2007. So are these physical and digital worlds being interrelated by users? This project looks at the question both theoretically, and through creative interdisciplinary play.