PhD student; CMS technical consultant
Myles graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge, with a BA in Music in 2009 and continued his postgraduate studies there in 2010. He recently submitted his doctoral thesis, Phonography as Craft: Recording Studio Practices in London, c. 1957-1967, which was supervised by Nicholas Cook and funded by the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP). His research involved interviews with producers and engineers who had worked with a diverse range of artists from the Rolling Stones and The Who to Mia Farrow and Adrian Boult, and also included a six-month scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, and a three-month placement at the Library of Congress examining blues records.
Myles currently runs Eastwood Records as a freelance producer and engineer, and manages the Faculty of Music's recording studio as CMS Technical Consultant. Recent projects range from Radio 3 broadcasts with The Clerks' Group and an audiovisual installation at Kettle's Yard, to numerous choral, jazz and folk CDs and EPs, several of which have received airplay on BBC radio and Jazz FM.
His teaching commitments at the Faculty include supervising and lecturing on topics related to popular music and the history of sound reproduction.