Dr. Stace Constantinou

Title: Partial Outsiders

Stace Constantinou and Julie Samuels, through sound, explore heritage and their individual cultural identities; Stace (Greek Cypriot) and Julie (Caribbean). This project is the culmination of a series of conversations about the impact of colonialism, and how our individual identities are shaped by ancestral pasts. The soundscape composed by Stace is a narrative exploration of these themes.

Location: Northampton, UK

Creative Experience

My soundscapes are most often freely intuited musical works, with perhaps some kind of conceptual framework delineating the boundary of the sonic exploration. I started with The Lost Body Of Nothing, which then became a series (The Lost Body of Nothing II followed by The Lost Heart Of Nothing was composed during Lock-Down in 2021). 

I have created various soundscapes over the years. Working with a visual artist afforded me a lot of creative freedom, whilst, injecting insightful ideas into my stream of thought. The collaboration felt like a natural extension of my own creative individuality, without conflict. This project also gives me an opportunity to explore this method of working and its themes with my students. To have the soundscape mixed by sound engineer and record producer Tony Platt is a real honor.

Biography and links

Dr. Stace Constantinou is a senior lecturer and programme leader for the Popular Music course at the University of Northampton. He has 20 years of experience as a musician, composer/songwriter. He also makes the occasional radio programme, sporadically writes about music, and has recently started making podcasts. His works have been performed in concerts, festivals, and exhibitions in Britain, Greece, Finland, Australia, and more recently in the USA and Japan. His music has also been featured on the radio, including Resonance FM and BBC National Radio. Stace is currently working on part two of a trilogy of programmatic electronic music works, exploring artificial intelligence in relation to science and ontological ideas, from writers as diverse as Joanna Zylinska, G. I. Gurdieff, Kurzweil/ Minsky, Nick Bostrom, Caroline Bassett and Kate Crawford.


Tony Platt started at Trident Studios in London followed by the now legendary Island Record’s Basing Street Studios, where he worked as an assistant on sessions with the likes of Traffic, The Who, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. He engineered on sessions with John Martin, Free, mixed the “Catch A Fire” album for a hitherto unknown Jamaican artist, Bob Marley. Recording and mixing the “Burnin” album, helping launch reggae music into the mainstream. He produced and engineered the work of artists including Samson (with Bruce Dickenson singing), Iron Maiden, Krokus, Motorhead, Gary Moore, Cheap Trick, Ronnie Dio, The Cult, and Marillion. Tony has recorded two Grammy-winning albums for Buddy Guy. Tony teaches on the BA Hons Popular Music degree, at the University of Northampton, UK. He is also the Managing Director of the prestigious Music Producers Guild Awards, as well as a member of the steering group for J.A.M.E.S. (Joint Audio Media Education Support), He continues to run music industry courses worldwide.


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