“For nothing which can be seen or tasted or touched brings on such distractions, confusions, and excitements, as take possession of the soul when certain crashing, clashing, and roaring noises assail the hearing.”

Plutarch – On Listening to Lectures



Andrew Knight-Hill (1986) is a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in studio composed works both acousmatic (purely sound based) and audio-visual.

His works are composed with materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects. He is particularly interested in how these materials are interpreted by audiences, and how these interpretations relate to our experience of the real and the virtual.

He is Senior Lecturer in Sound Design and Music Technology at the University of Greenwich, director of the Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series and convenor of the SOUND/IMAGE conference.


Current Projects

A Sonic Palimpsest: Revisiting Chatham Historic Dockyards – AHRC Research Grant (Co-Investigator)

I am delighted to be Co Investigator on this major AHRC project, which started in September 2020 and is running until the end of 2022. It aims to recreate soundscapes of the past and explore the use of sound in heritage contexts. The project emanates from soundscape studies and will examine the sound environments of […]

Greenwich SOUND/IMAGE Festival

This year (2020), with support of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and in partnership with The Greenwich Hospital, Museum of Walking and School of Noise, we are delighted to programme a public festival of exhibitions and activities, bringing this leading research and exploration of Sound and Image to the Greenwich community. Greenwich SOUND/IMAGE festival presents […]

Reconfiguring the Landscape

An International collaborative research network led by the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research at the Norwegian Music Academy. 2019-2022 Principal Investigator Natasha Barrett – Professor in composition at the Norwegian Academy for Music (NMH) Core Investigators Dr Nadine Sch├╝tz – Composer in Residence IRCAM Andrew Knight-Hill – Senior Lecturer in Sound Design and Music […]


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