Conferences, Lectures and Other Events

Art of Record Production

Simon founded and has co-organised the annual Art of Record Production Conference since 2005 (Click here for further details)

Simon is currently co-chair of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production

Simon co-founded the Journal on the Art of Record Production with Katia Isakoff in 2006

Electric Music Week

In 2005, Philip Mead and Simon Zagorski-Thomas founded the Electric Music Week festival at the London College of Music, University of West London and organised it annually for 10 years until 2014. This has now transformed into the LCM Electric Live programme of events which runs throughout the year.

Guest Lectures

Invited Speaker between 2011 and 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Case Western Reserve University, Peabody Conservatory (John Hopkins University), Middle Tennessee State University, SOAS, Bath Spa University, Leeds College of Music, University of Surrey, Kingston University and Pop Akademie (Mannheim).

How could musicology help me become a better record producer?: tensions between the vocational and the theoretical in music pedagogy - paper presented by Simon Zagorski-Thomas at the SEMPRE Music Technology & Education Conference at the Institute of Education, London in April 2014

Keynote Speaker at the 2014 Sonic Signature Symposium at the University of Aalborg

Keynote Speaker in 2014 with Professors Philip Tagg and Derek Scott at the launch of the University of Huddersfield's Popular Music Studies Research Group

Guest Lecture on Sonic Cartoons in March 2013 at Leeds College of Music

Guest Lecturing for the 2011 International Postgraduate Summer School on the Analysis of Popular Music at the University of Osnabrück funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung. with Prof. Anne Danielsen (University of Oslo), Prof. Walter Everett (University of Michigan) & Prof. Allan Moore (University of Surrey)

Guest Member of the 2011 Sound in Media Culture research network funded by the German Research Foundation. Guest speaker with Prof. Paul Théberge (Canada Research Chair in Technological Mediations of Culture, Carleton University, Ottowa) at the London network meeting and contributor to the Research Companion to be published by MIT Press in 2015.

Invited Speaker at the German Association for the Study of Popular Music’s 2010 Black Box: Analyzing Popular Music conference at the Pop Akademie in Mannheim funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung.

Plenary speaker at the 2010 IASPM conference at the University of Liverpool.

Invited speaker at the 2009 Rethinking the Postproduction of Sound research seminar at the University of Copenhagen as part of the Auditive Culture research project funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities and led by Prof. Morten Michelsen.

Invited speaker at the 2006 and 2007 Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction research workshops at the University of Oslo funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by Prof. Anne Danielsen.

Plenary speaker at the 2005 IASPM conference at the University of Rome.

Other papers presented since 2004 at conferences and symposia held by the Society for the History of Technology, Performance Studies Network Conference, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, the AHRC Centre for the History & Analysis of Recorded Music, the International Computer Music Association, Music and Gesture and the Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology as well as ASARP, IASPM and AES.