Milton Mermikides

  • London United Kingdom

Milton Mermikides is a multi-disciplinary musician from London, UK, whose teaching and practice blends jazz, classical, popular, electronic, experimental, data-driven and global music forms in composition, improvisation, programming and performance. For over 20 years, he has enjoyed a teaching, academic, performing and composing career, and promotes music knowledge, appreciation, cultural exchange and education for all.

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Milton Mermikides is an award-winning composer, educator, guitarist and writer who has taught hundreds of professional, beginner, undergraduate and PhD-level musicians for over 20 years. He loves to connect things: diverse styles, music theory and creativity, historical and contemporary techniques, improvisation and composition, science and music, humans and machines, electronics and acoustic instruments, and everyone to their own personal musical expression. 

He holds a PhD in Composition from the University of Surrey and degrees from Berklee College of Music and London School of Economics; is Deputy Director of the International Guitar Research Centre; and teaches composition, theory and electronic practice in a wide range of styles at the University of Surrey (home of the Tonmeister programme), Royal College of Music, online and at public events. 

He has worked with artists as diverse as Evelyn Glennie, Tim Minchin, Brian Eno, Peter Zinovieff, Pat Martino, Bill Bruford and John Williams; his music (for screen, stage, concert, installation, media and radio) is broadcast to millions of listeners, exhibited in major galleries, and has been featured in New Scientist, The Metro, Times Higher Education, Radio 4, BBC Inside Science, The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music and The Guardian. His writing is published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and popular magazines. 

He has used and taught Ableton Live and Max since 2004 and integrates it with Push and traditional instruments on stage as well as in the studio and classroom.

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