Dr Johannes (Jos) Mulder Mulder

PhD (UTS 2013) MAS (Utrecht 2008) FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, School of Music
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Music Performance 190407

Research interests

Live Sound Technology

History of Live Sound Technology

Sound Level Management in Music Venues

Hearing Health in the Performance Arts

Music Technology Education

Music Technology Aesthetics

Music Theory in the 21st century


I am a passionate music technologist, researcher and educator. Music is at the heart of my broad education and professional experience. Initially trained as a Tonmeister I specialise in Live Sound, working internationally with top performers from different traditions, with a focus on contemporary electroacoustic music. In addition to my music and technology skills I have developed an interest in the wider organisational, socio-cultural and historical aspects of the use of electronic amplification in the performance arts. A Masters degree in Arts Policy and Management (2008) and a PhD (2013) explored bridging the gap between technology, its creative use and broader discussions of the performance arts and society. 

I offer a unique combination of experience, knowledge and education together with an ability to find original focus in complex situations and a dedication to share, not in a prescriptive way but as a stimulant for excellence. My broad basis allows me to connect theory and practice each supporting the other in original research and clear and inspiring teaching.


Researcher's projects

Sound Levels in Music Venues (with WHO Make Listening Safe)

History of Live Sound Engineering


Available student projects

Music Technology

Sound Level Measurement Monitoring and Management in music venues

Practice lead and artistic research in music performance

Current student projects

Jakub Klimes (Royal Conservatoire The Hague): Score reading development for music producers





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