Magnus Williamson

Dr Magnus Williamson

Newcastle University

Musicologist Magnus Williamson's research focuses upon the music of late-medieval and early modern Europe, especially in the sources and contexts of early-Tudor polyphony. Magnus is also active as a performer.  In 1988 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, whilst an organ scholar at Magdalen College, and won prizes as an improviser, giving recitals in the UK and abroad. More recently, his collaboration with the Early English Organ Project and with the ESRC/AHRC-funded Experience of Worship project has drawn together his academic interests and his experience as an improviser and church musician.

Magnus is working with Creative Exchange researchers to explore novel means of sonifying and visualising 'disappeared' heritage sites.