Prof. Hillegonda Rietveld

Hillegonda Rietveld

PhD Coordinator, Centre for Media and Culture Research

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Professor Hillegonda C. Rietveld, PhD, SFHEA, joined London South Bank University in 1997, where is now Deputy Chair of the university’s Professoriate, as well as Director of Postgraduate Research at the School of Arts and Creative Industries, and chairs the Sonic Research Group (SRG). In 2004, she initiated the course provision in Music and Sound Design, a subject area to which she contributes significantly through research-led teaching.

Her publication work is mainly in the field of electronic dance music culture, in addition to electronic music and game music. Prof Rietveld successfully supervises PhDs to completion, and is currently supervising research in the areas of music production and social media.

Her students have successfully gone on to gain academic positions at King’s College, and University of Westminster, as well as in the creative industries as music producers, sound artists, music copyright managers, creative account managers, and game developers.

Prof. Rietveld is Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and holds a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She values research-informed teaching that crosses disciplines, and approaches teaching by way of dialogue with the student.

She initiated the course provision in Music and Sound Design in 2004, and teaches on the contextual and research-based modules of its programme.

Prof. Rietveld has a good track record in successfully supporting postgraduate research projects to completion, and is currently supervising research in the areas of music production and social media.

Her students have successfully gone on to gain academic positions at King’s College, and University of Westminster, as well as in the creative industries as music producers, sound artists, music copyright.

Prof Rietveld, PhD, leads the Sonic Research Group (SRG), which aims to bring together academic staff and postgraduate research students from across the University who are engaged in the concepts, cultures, creative practices and technologies of sound, in order to nurture research in this field across the spectrum of academic engagement.

The publication work of Prof Rietveld resides mainly in the field of electronic dance music culture, as well as electronic music and game music. She has also co-edited a range of edited books and special issues on game music, dub techno, DJ culture, club culture, music performance and transnational music cultures. Between 2011-17, she led the editorial team of "IASPM Journal", the open-access online journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

In addition, she regularly peer reviews for a range of academic journals and publishers, and is member of the International Advisory Board of "Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music.

Prof Rietveld is Deputy Chair of the university’s Professoriate, which aims to highlight professorial research work and the relationship between contributions to knowledge and innovative teaching. She is Director of Postgraduate Research at the School of Arts and Creative Industries, chairs the School Ethics Panel, and is active member of the university’s Research Board of Studies, University Ethics Panel, and Research Environment Group.

PhD projects in the field of music studies include:

  • Suspended Pleasure: Post-Euphoria and Electronic Dance Music–Guy Baron
  • Understanding Musicking In Social Media: Music Sharing, Sociality and Communication–Raquel Campos
  • Writing Performative Identities: Discursive Traits of Femininity in Hip-Hop Journalism–Dr Barbara Panuzzo.
  • Renegade Hardware: Speed, Technology and Cultural Practice in Drum 'N' Bass– Dr Chris Christodoulou.
  • Comparative Dance Drugs Research in the UK Garage Scene And Trance/Techno Scenes–Dr Ciaran O'Hagan.

PhD projects in the field of media studies include:

  • Digital Tate: The Use Of Video And The Construction Of Audiences–Ioanna Zouli
  • Emotional Culture? An Investigation Into The Emotional Coverage Of Televised Leader Debates In Newspapers And Twitter–Dr Morgane Kimmich
  • Feminist DiY Media–Dr Red Chidgey
  • Framing Al Jazeer: A Comparative Inquiry–Dr Sumaya al Nahed
  • Electronic Civil Disobedience: Theorising Online Art Activism–Dr Fidele Vlavo.

Most recent publications

Rietveld, HC and Kolioulis, A Detroit: Techno City. In: Sounds and the City: Volume 2. Palgrave Macmillan, New York (USA), London (UK), Zug (Switzerland), ISBN 978-3-319-94080-9 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-94081-6

Rietveld, HC and Lemon, A The Streetfighter Lady: Invisibility and Gender Role - Play in Game Composition. In: DiGRA ITALIA 2018: "Women, LGBTQI & Allies: Videogiochi e identità di genere", 1 June 2018, Palermo, Italy.

Rietveld, HC and Henriques, J Echo. In: The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies New York and London: Routledge. Routledge, New York (USA) and London, ISBN 9781138854253

Rietveld, HC Dancing in the Technoculture. In: The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music: Reaching Out With Technology. Routledge, New York (USA) and London, ISBN 978-1472472915

Rietveld, HC Machine possession: Dancing to repetitive beats. In: Over and Over: Exploring Repetition in Popular Music. Bloomsbury Academic, New York and London,

Rietveld, HC and Carbone, MB and Gallagher, R and Newman, J and McAlpine, KB and Peñate Domínguez, F and Collins, K and Hulme, Z and Langhorst, T and Austin, M Hear The Music, Play The Game. Music And Game Design: Interplays And Perspectives. Game, 1.

Rietveld, HC and Carbone, MB Introduction: Towards a Polyphonic Approach to Games and Music Studies. GAME: the Italian Journal of Game Studies, 1.

Rietveld, HC Authenticity and Liveness in Digital DJ Performance. In: Musicians and their Audiences: Performance, Speech and Mediation. Routledge, New York (USA) and London, ISBN 9781472456939

Rietveld, HC Lovely Bones: Ambient Music and the Uncanny in Leitmotiv and Underscore. In: Brian Eno Oblique Music. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 105-117. ISBN 9781441129123, 9781441148063

Rietveld, HC Breaking the Electronic Sprawl. In: Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF): Crossing Borders of Underground Music Scenes, 13-17 July 2015, Porto, Portugal.

More publications at LSBU Research Open
    • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA).
    • External examiner and reviewer of doctoral research and undergraduate courses in the areas of popular music studies, sound art and cultural studies.
    • From 2011 to 2017, Editor of IASPM@Journal, the open-access online journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.
    • Peer reviewer for a range of journals and publishers, and member of the International Advisory Board of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music.
    • Member of PRS for Music (Performing Rights Society with Mechanical Copyright Protection Society): co-written electronic music recordings, including with seminal electronic combo Quando Quango (Factory Records). Selections of recordings are regularly re-released, on compilations alongside artists such as New Order, Herbie Hancock, Grace Jones, and Man Parrish.
    • Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS).
    • British Sociological Association (BSA).
    • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
    • Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA).
    • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM).
    • Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA).

Prof Rietveld regularly peer reviews for a range of academic journals and publishers, including Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic, Edinburgh University Press, Temple University Press, and Emerald, and is member of the International Advisory Board of "Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music". Between 2011-17, she led the editorial team of "IASPM Journal", the open-access online journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

She is external examiner for a range of postgraduate research projects, both in the UK and Australia, including University of Sussex and Royal Holloway (University of London). She also acts as external examiner and external member of course validation panels in the areas of popular music studies, media studies and electronic music production.

Member of PRS for Music (Performing Rights Society with Mechanical Copyright Protection Society): co-written electronic music recordings, including with seminal electronic combo Quando Quango (Factory Records). Regarded as proto-house or -techno music, recordings are regularly re-released on compilations alongside artists such as New Order, Herbie Hancock, Grace Jones, and Man Parrish.

 
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