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About David McSherry

David is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Film & Media and Programme leader for BA (Hons) Sound and Music Production and BA (Hons) Audio Production. He provides leadership, teaching and expertise in the areas of music (composition and production), sound technology and sound design. Alongside his teaching, David is commissioned for film score composition and sound installations, such as his piece for the Arts Council England-funded Russell Chantry: Lothar Götz / Duncan Grant exhibition in 2016. David is also well known as one half of Fila Brazillia, the electronic music collaboration from Kingston upon Hull, England. Since their 1990 inception, Fila Brazillia has released 10 artist albums, DJ mix albums for the Another Late Night and Another Fine Mess series, a retrospective album in 2006 and over 90 remixes for artists such as Black Uhuru, Busta Rhymes, UNKLE, A Certain Ratio, DJ Food, Simple Minds, Tosca, Fluke, Cal Tjader, Lamb, Moloko, Radiohead and The Orb. Collaborations include writing and production projects with Harold Budd, Bill Nelson, Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Djinji Brown and Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs). Fifa Brazillia’s music has made its mark on US small-screen blockbusters (such as CSI and Sex and the City), many European TV programmes (such as Chris Morris’s Jam), TV advertisements (Nokia N97) and cult cinema films such as Le Conseguenze Dell’Amore, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants and Once in a Lifetime. David contributed a solo track to Clearnotice’s 2010 acclaimed electronic music album and iPad app; Enter Calico and has produced promotional music for the Frequency Digital Arts Festival in Lincoln. David composed an electronic music score for a Siemens corporate animation and the music for the University of Lincoln cinema ad campaign in 2014. David has also recently remixed tracks for Craig Bratley’s Magic Feet label and Manchester’s Valentine Records.

Department Responsibilities

Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Sound and Music Production and BA (Hons) Audio Production. Co-ordinator for modules across the programme (Audio Project 1 & 2, Principles of Audio, Electronic Music Production).

Subject Specialism

Electronic Music, Music Composition & Production, Sound Design & Music for Visual Media, Audio Technology,


  • MA Music Production (Composition) — Leeds College Of Music , 2012
  • PGCE (PCLT) — University of Lincoln, 2007
  • BSc (Hons) Media Technology (1st Class) — University of Lincoln, 2007
  • HND Professional Sound & Video Technology — University College Salford, 1995

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Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Degree Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Sound and Music Production — 2018 to Present
  • Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Audio Production — 2016 to Present

Module Responsibilities

  • Module Coordinator - Principles of Audio — 2009 to Present
  • Module Coordinator - Electronic Music Production — 2009 to Present
  • Module Coordinator - Audio Project 1 — 2011 to Present
  • Module Coordinator - Audio Project 2 — 2011 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the HE Academy.
  • Writer member of PRS for Music.
  • Performer/rights holder member of PPL.
  • Composer member of MCPS.


Lead contact for key external partners including Lincolnshire County Council’s Soundwall and J.A.M.E.S. accreditation.