Academic Work

In 2014 I was awarded a doctorate in music composition from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama researching the application of devising techniques found in dance and theatre to the composition of music. 

I lecture and present papers at conferences alongside my artistic practice.

For more information on my doctorate please click here

My writing

Navigating the Uncertain: Performers in Devising Processes in Music and/as Process Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2016)

Devising Music: Devising Musicians and their Audience in Sound, Music and the Moving-Thinking Body Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2013)

Writing about my work

Dr. Picknett’s wondrous world of devised music by Luk Vaes

Three Questions for Composer-Researchers: Michael Picknett by Lauren Redhead