About Jochen

Jochen is a composer, performer and music producer for TV, theatre, arts projects and live performance.

One of his main fields of research is around the accessibility of music and adoption of culture. He investigates these issues in his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Explorations in the Accessibility of Music: an Interdisciplinary Study.” and his book “The Accessibility of Music: Participation, Reception, and Contact”. Find out more here: Research & Publications

Currently a part-time lecturer at the School of Music (Bangor University) he has previously taught at the Institute of Popular Music (University of Liverpool) and Coleg Menai, guest lectured at a number of academic institutions and has spoken at various conferences.  He is also an instrumental teacher for jazz, piano and saxophone.  See Speaking & Teaching for full details.

Having completed a BA (Hons) in Psychology in the eighties he has always been fascinated by the human experience.  He writes about his ideas in his blog and is involved in debate and discussion. Intermind is the weekly interdisciplinary discussion group which he co-founded and chairs weekly. He  also set up and runs the university debate series: AGOR-A.

Although originally from Germany, he has lived most of his life in the UK, so speaks German, English and Welsh. He is also fluent in Portuguese and French.

You can contact Jochen on jochensax@hotmail.com or +44 (0) 7771 590 959 or on Twitter @jochensax. For academic business these are his contact details at Bangor University: musc03@bangor.ac.uk +44 (0) 1248 382181.