Dr Jon Hughes

Dr Jon Hughes

Music Tutor

Jon Hughes is a sound artist, composer and researcher based in York, working collaboratively with practitioners from a wide range of fields including dance, visual arts, theatre, biology, physics and archaeology. Jon completed a PhD in composition at the University of York in 2015, and at present he is working on Soundtracks, a postdoctoral research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust and run in partnership with the British Library Sound Archive. Soundtracks is a cross-disciplinary project involving both the Archaeology and Music departments at the University of York, concerned with using sound to explore the biography of landscape. In 2016, Jon is the composer for a major new project funded by the Arts Council and FEAST: Shoreline will involve 250 singers and 5 professional dancers performing outdoors in Cornwall, on the beaches of Kynance Cove, Sennan Cove and Watergate bay. It is a meditation on the borderline between land and sea, embodied movement and vocal expression. Jon is also a qualified yoga teacher, having completed a Yoga Alliance 200hr teacher training program in Rishikesh, India in 2014. He runs a yoga class in York, Yoga for Human Rights, which is pay by donation, with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.


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