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Gary-Martin Rolinson

Lecturer in Music

I am a Lecturer of Music and I love being able to share my passion for learning and music with students, and get them making and thinking about music in new and exciting ways.


Gary-Martin is an artist, designer and educator based in Abergavenny, Wales, and uses music to ask questions of political ecology.

His music practice explores the impact of internet cultures and platforms on musical works and communities, experimenting with emerging music practices and forms like virtual festivals, a tour in a day, co-op record labels, and songs released on emerging music platforms.

As resident producer at pyka he has created numerous found-sound remixes with the likes of Tate Britain (sampling Susan Philipsz’ ‘The Sound of War’), London Symphony Orchestra, Wales Millennium Centre, Chester Zoo, Techniquest, and the Sherman Theatre.

As a music technologist he has built his own software instruments/tools, designed interactive browser-based audio experiences, helped communities turn unloved objects into instruments, and co-created digital music tools with/for learners in ALN settings.

He has worked as a community music leader since 2014, delivering creative sound and music workshops to thousands of young people across Wales. He has also designed toolkits and guides on collaboration, facilitating creative expression, and music communities.


  • BA (Hons) Creative Sound and Music, University of South Wales, 2013
  • MA Creative Music Practice, University of Gloucestershire, 2021
  • QTS Primary Schools Direct, University of Chester, 2015

Teaching & Research


Music Production
Creator Economy
Music Marketing
Music Enterprise