Dr David Bessell

Dr David Bessell

Lecturer in Music

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Lecturer in Music, specialisms - composition, music theory, music technology, guitar.


Bmus 1st, Thames Valley University,  first study composition, second study jazz guitar.

Mmus, Distinction, Royal College of Music, composition.
Phd, Kingston University, practice based Phd, nine compositions, The remodelling of elements of musical electronics with conventional acoustic instruments.

20 years experience in the popular music industry: song writing, arrangement, session guitar, international touring, music related programming.

Professional membership


Musical Acoustics Network

Teaching interests

Composition, software synthesis, guitar.

Research interests

Research areas - 

Composition, physical modelling, new approaches to software synthesis. Analogue hardware synthesis

Research groups

  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research