Dr Chris Whiter Lecturer, Sound Design (Video Games)

Dr Chris Whiter

I am a media composer and sound designer, leading and lecturing on units across the BA and MA programmes.

In the world of video games, I produced the soundtrack for the multi-platform release Transformers BattleGrounds (PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam) and worked in a number of music roles on the award-winning title Get Packed and the critically acclaimed Jurassic World Aftermath (Oculus Quest).

My portfolio also includes international projects with the Metropol, Seattle Symphony and FAMES orchestras, as well as with Academy Award Winner, A R Rahman. Currently I am producing a number of soundtracks scheduled for release in 2022 and always look to incorporate my professional experiences into my teaching to give students valuable insights into industry-standard practices.

My PhD scholarship focused on studio composition, examining the relationship between compositional and improvisational approaches within the context of my work as both a performer and composer. For this, I produced works situated between the genres of contemporary jazz and experimental electronics, and looked to explore processes of combining freely improvised acoustic material with live electronics.

I recently formed a collaboration with composers Vince Webb and Raoul Neumann to study approaches to music in spatial audio and 360 ambisonic soundworlds, with our experiments through the Music Design VR project intending to find way new ways of making meaningful music for virtual reality experiences.

Website: www.chriswhitermusic.co.uk