Dr Milton Mermikides
Milton enjoys a life working as a performing & session guitarist, composer of many styles, band leader, producer, recording engineer, leukaemia activist, lecturer and academic. He collaborates with a number of creative artists of many styles including classical guitarist John Williams, Jazz Guitar Legend Pat Martino, Steve Winwood, Brian Eno, Sam Brown, Pianist Angela Lear, Edwin Roxburgh, Violinist Christian Garrick, Artist Angela Palmer, Gary Carpenter, Gary Ryan, Steve Goss, Sculptor Antony Gormley, Music Technology Guru Tod Machover (MIT), Engineer & Inventor Dr. Diana Young and many others. He has composed and produced music for institutions including BBC1, Channel 4, BBC Radio 1, 2 & 3, Apple Computers, Liverpool Philharmonic, Abbey Road Studios, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Mencap, Park Lane Group, Guitar Techniques Magazine & Ken Loach’s film company ‘Sixteen Films’.
Milton has lectured in a variety of topics including Music technology, guitar performance, improvisation and music therapy. In addition to his role as professor of Jazz Guitar at the RCM, Milton was appointed a Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music followed by the position of Head of Music Technology. In 2004, Milton was appointed Designer & Director of the Creative Technology Lab- the Electro-acoustic research centre at the Royal Academy of Music, for which he received the ULU Laurel award for services to Music Technology.
Milton has been featured in articles in the Evening Standard & BBC World Service, and appeared in the BBC documentary ‘How To Be A Composer’ discussing Electronic Composition with Paul Morley.
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Faculties / departments: Strings