Dr Paul Fleet
Lecturer in Music

  • Email: paul.fleet@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3577
  • Personal Website: www.paulfleet.co.uk
  • Address: Address: International Centre for Music Studies,
    School of Arts and Cultures,
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
    Newcastle upon Tyne,
    NE1 7RU


Paul completed his PhD in March 2007 under the supervision of Prof. David Clarke. He has since published a monograph titled Ferruccio Busoni: A Phenomenological Approach to his Music and Aesthetics (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009): ISBN 978-3-8383-2390-9 (Available through Amazon).  Paul is Lecturer in Music and Degree Programme Director for the BA in Contemporary and Popular Music at Newcastle University, where he is also the Head of Music Skills provision across the department's four degree programmes and is Chair of Undergraduate Board of Studies.  His research interests include metatonal musics, fusion musics, progressive rock guitar techniques, embodied learning strategies, and phenomenology.

Roles and Responsibilities

- Chair of Undergraduate Board of Studies

- Lecturer in Music 

- Degree Programme Director BA in Contemporary and Popular Music

- University Programme Coordinator for the FdA in Music Production and the FdA in Popular Music for Newcastle College

- Research supervisor for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students


Most Recent External Activities

- Delegate at Popular Music and Pedagogy Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Academy and IASPM (24th January 2014)

 - Lecture on Ferruccio Busoni and Time-Consciousness given to Master's Students at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (25th March 2013)

- Chair of Board of Examiners for the Foundation Degrees in Music Production and Popular Music at Newcastle College (2011 - present). 

- External Academic Representative for the revalidation of BA (HONS) Music Enterprise course at Newcastle College (2011).

- External Academic Representative for the revalidation of Foundation Degree in Popular Music Performance and Production at City College Norwich (2011).

- External Academic Representative for the validation of the BA in Creative Practice at City College Norwich (2011).


- International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) http://www.iaspm.org.uk/about-iaspm/  

- Performing Right Society for Music http://www.prsformusic.com/Pages/default.aspx


Research Interests

  • The music and aesthetics of Ferruccio Busoni
  • Metatonal Musics
  • Time-Consciousness in Music at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • Analysis as a practical tool for the exploration of music
  • Embodiment Learning Strategies for the teaching of music theory
  • Recording Technologies

Research Word Cloud http://tagul.com/preview?id=252950@1

Word List: Analysis, Aesthetics, Busoni, Phenomenology, Metatonality, Time-Consciousness, Fin-de-siècle, Husserl, Nielsen, Grainger, Reduction, Intentionality, Drum-Kit, Popular, Contemporary, Music-Theory, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Piano, Guitar, Vai, Satriani, Rock, Western-Art-Music, Fusion-Musics

Current Research Projects

  • Time-Consciousness in Music at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: research article
  • The Living Archive Project: in conjunction with Lorna Fulton and funded by the Arts Council
  • History of Recording Technologies: to be presented in conjunction with Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums
  • The use of technologies to enable better cross-disciplinary research collaborations as part of Faculty Futures
  • Temporality in Western-Art-Musics with Kevin Dahan (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

Undergraduate Teaching

Module Leader and Lecturer

MUS_AURAL: Music Skills (Aural Training) 

MUS1020: Music Skills (Common Practice)

MUS1023: Contemporary Musical Materials 

MUS1030: Music Skills (Vernacular) 

MUS1050: Music Skills (Folk and Traditional)

MUS2044: Practising Music Analysis 


MUS3013: Major Specialist Study Dissertation

MUS3015: Major Specialist Study Project

MUS3017: Minor Specialist Study Dissertation 

MUS3019: Minor Specialist Study Project 


Postgraduate Teaching

Supervisor for Rob Herald on MMus Programme