Dr. Mark Gotham

Mark Gotham is composer, computational music-theorist, and Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter on the DFG-funded ‘Computergestützte Analyse harmonischer Strukturen’ project (Kleinertz and Müller, principal investigators).

Mark holds a PhD in music theory from the University of Cambridge, an MMus in composition from the RNCM, and a BA from the University of Oxford where he graduated at the top of his cohort. Before joining the Universität des Saarlandes, Mark held research and teaching posts at the Royal Academy of Music; the University of Cambridge; Royal Holloway, University of London; and at Cornell University. 

Apart from teaching and research, Mark has also worked as a versatile freelance musician. Performance highlights include conducting principals of the London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra in contemporary music projects. Composition highlights include the 2018 release of his debut CD of compositions – ‘Utrumne est Ornatum’ – which has since attracted superlative reviews.