Senior Lecturer, Admissions and Year Tutor
Bsc (Hons) Broadcast and Multimedia
M.A . Media Production (Television and Video )
Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice
Trevor is a multi-award winning musician, composer, engineer and record producer. He has worked in most of the major London Studios including the legendary Abbey Road with a diverse range of artists and world renowned record producers such as Peter Collins (Rush, Gary Moore) and Stuart Epps (Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Bill Wyman) and provided music and sound design for some of the worlds largest exhibition stands for high profile clients such as Sony [Earls Court], Digital Computers [Cannes] and N.Telecom [Canada]. He has also worked with a variety of record labels such as E.M.I , Safari, Neat and New Millenium, and has composed numerous pieces for TV including many successful Advertising campaigns, music for Documentary and record release.
Joined Northumbria in 2000 and continues to record, write , produce and perform on a regular basis.
Breaking News - Where the Wild Ones Win... In Hollywood - We are proud to announce that Trevor Sewell, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media Design has been awarded with the Best Blues Song at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for his song 'Where the Wild Ones Go'
As a result of Trevor's work to date, where he has won 6 nominations and was declared winner of the Best Blues Award in 2011, he has been invited to join the Voting Academy at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. This prestigious status is reserved for industry professionals that wish to contribute to the voting process for the Visual categories, which are comprised of pop culture feature films, TV shows and video games. Voting Academy Membership is for qualified applicants.
For more information about the All Indie Music Awards you can watch the trailer on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqDtDu2aUo
Trevor was also nominated in the Americana/Roots Category for his song 'Hundred Years' and in the Instrumental Category for 'The Big Sleep' from his side project 'The ad-Ventures'.
Visit Trevor’s website to find out more and to buy Where the Wild One’s Go: http://www.trevorsewell.com
Visit the Hollywood Music in Media website by clicking on the following link: http://www.hmmawards.org
He continues to perform live and is scheduled to play at a string of festivals in 2013.
Talking PointThe big questions or design issues that I am focusing on at the moment
Research InterestsA summary of the main elements or themes within my research
Current areas of research interest lie predominantly in ‘real time’ music based composition and performance systems utilising controllers such as Midi Guitar, Live Audience Interaction and data driven applications to control immersive and interactive audio/visual environments. He is particularly interested in systems that can help to encourage improvisation, spontaneity and enhance the shared experience. He has had an active interest in midi guitar synthesis since the mid 1980’s.
1. Home Alone music single released August 2010
2. Others in Arms – music album released December 2010
3. Vancouver Chi
4. Additional Music Related Research
Teaching Interests and ModulesAn overview of the courses and modules that I currently teach on
Teaches at Under Graduate level and sometimes supervises Masters Students
Content and topics:
- Sound Design to all levels
- General Midi / Midi controllers and software/hardware integration
- Adobe Flash/Actionscript / Video editing
- Adobe Dreamweaver/Fireworks and the web
- VJ hardware and software
- Live Performance
Modules and Courses currently teaching on:
- Interactive Media Design:
DE0983 Emotional and Immersive Media
DE0959 Learning through Interactive Media
DE0968 Sound Design
DE0997 Interactive Graphics
DE0981 Games Design
DE0973 Personal Project 1 [Future Media and Communication]
DE0972 Final Project
- Design For Industry:
- Motion Graphics and Animation Design: