Director and Team

Joshua Lee-Cummins

Joshua Lee-Cummins blends a deep-rooted passion for music and sound with extensive academic and industry experience. As a singer, multi-instrumental musician and PhD candidate in Creative Music Practice at the University of Edinburgh, his practice-led research investigates musical identity and practices through an ethnomusicological and philosophical lens, offering fresh perspectives on audio-visual contemporary music praxes and methodologies for artists and musicians.

With a Master’s degree in Audio Production from Westminster University and a dual BA (Hons)/BMus in Popular Music from Falmouth University and Goldsmiths, University of London, Josh has cultivated a nuanced understanding of music's impact across various contexts.

Previously, Joshua has guided the academic journeys of hundreds of MA and BA students in the Creative and Music Industries, working with master's and undergraduate projects to bridge theory with practice. His practical work as a session musician and producer, alongside his role as an academic editor editing over a thousand scholarly papers, reflects a commitment to academic integrity and practice-based approaches.

Joshua's research interests include ethnomusicology, the formation of musical identity, semiotics, and counter-culture.