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Senior Lecturer in Music, Kingston University

Leah Kardos is a musician and academic, currently active in contemporary classical, media and commercial music circles.

As a music researcher, her fascinations include studio craft and the arts of record production, the semiotics of sound in contemporary musics and exploring interdisciplinary approaches to creative practice. Critical and musicological study of the music of David Bowie is an area of special interest.

A signed artist with London label Bigo & Twigetti, her creative work focuses on the communicative power of timbre, memory and pattern recognition, and the beauty of spaces, having recently worked with performers and ensembles such as pianists Ben Dawson and R. Andrew Lee, soprano Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and Australian chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru. Leah’s music has premiered in spaces and venues as diverse as the National Portrait Gallery, Australia House London, Sydney Opera House and Spectrum, New York.

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, she currently lectures in music at Kingston University London where she is the project leader of the analogue recording and research facility, the Visconti Studio.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Music, Kingston University