Richard Lewis

Goldsmiths Computing

Richard holds a BA in Music and an MMus in Critical Musicology (by research) both from the University of East Anglia and has recently submitted his doctoral thesis to Goldsmiths' College under the title Understanding Information Technology Adoption in Musicology. The work comprised a detailed study of the history of the music information retrieval field, its parallels with musicology's history, and some specific case studies on how music scholars understand and make use of computer technology.

Richard has worked on a number of music data projects including the Sonic Arts Research Archive (funded by the AHRB), the Thematic Catalogue of Benjamin Britten (funded by the AHRC and the Britten-Pears Foundation), and a Catalogue Raisonné of Serve Prokofiev (funded by the Prokofiev Foundation).

Richard's role in Transforming Musicology is as project manager with responsibilites including overseeing the project's published outputs—including especially digital outputs—and working on the Semantic Web infrastructure.