UP 2019 Committee

UP Your Output 2019 will be run by the Scottish Regional Group of the AES UK Section

UP 2018 Committee

Chair: Ben Mosley

Ben Mosley is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University specialising in Audio Engineering and Acoustics.

He is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering course and teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate audio and acoustics modules. After graduating from the University of Derby’s Music Technology and Audio System Design course in the early 2000’s, he worked as an installation engineer, installing recording studios and music technology suites for a range of private sector and educational institutions across the UK.

Ben continues to work as a recording engineer and acoustician. He is an associate member of the Institute of Acoustics and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently studying for a DEng in sustainable acoustics and researching into audio education and green audio.

Mariana Lopez

Mariana Lopez has a background in music, sound design and acoustics. Her MA dissertation (University of York) focused on exploring the creation of a new format of sonic art entitled ‘audio film’ that may be considered as an alternative to Audio Description for visually impaired audiences.  In 2013 she completed her PhD at the University of York on the importance of virtual acoustics to further our understanding of medieval drama.

In 2014 Mariana joined the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE, Anglia Ruskin University) as a Senior Research Fellow.  In 2016 she moved to York to start a position as Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television (University of York).

Mariana is the Principal Investigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project ‘Enhancing Audio Description’ and the British Academy funded project ‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays’.

Mariana is also active in the field of sound design, having worked on a number of short films and theatre productions.


Paul Thompson

Paul has worked as a professional recording engineer for over 10 years, in and around Liverpool. His work has been played on BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and on independent radio stations across Europe and the USA. Paul has worked with local, national and international artists including Ellen and the Escapades, Stephen Langstaff, Marcus Bonfanti, Lights that Change and Tammy Rochelle. His most recent work includes engineering on ‘Compañeros’, the latest studio album from Ian Prowse for Learpholl Recordings (2015).

He currently teaches music technology in the community, studio production and acoustics on the BSc Music Technology, BSc Audio Engineering and BA Music Production programmes. His doctoral research investigated creativity and collaboration inside the recording studio and his on-going research interests include popular music and audio education, informal music learning practices, creativity and cultural production in popular music. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an associate member of the Institute of Acoustics and a member of the Music Producer’s Guild.