Associate Professor Samantha Bennett

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Samantha Bennett is sound recordist, guitarist and Associate Professor in the ANU School of Music.

Originally from London, her research covers all aspects of recorded popular music with a particular focus on technology, recording, and production. She holds a PhD in popular music recording techniques from the University of Surrey.

She is an expert in popular music production and how people listen to music.

She also has expertise in popular music genres, including rock, pop and R&B music and musical subcultures, particularly alternative, indie and punk rock. She has been approached by the media to talk about musicians like David Bowie posthumously, with a focus on their contribution to the music world.

My news stories

16 July 2018
 A new book produced by three academics from the ANU School of Music examines the notion of stardom since the dawn of the record...
Mark Opitz in the ANU Recording Studio. Image: Lannon Harley
17 April 2018
The Australian National University has honoured multi-award winning record producer Mark Opitz with the prestigious HC Coombs...
Mark Opitz at the new state-of-the-art music recording studio at the ANU School of Music. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU
23 August 2017
ANU is pleased to announce that multi-ARIA winning record producer and engineer, Mark Opitz, has joined the ANU School of Music...