Who we are
Kuljit Bhamra is an award-winning composer, record producer and virtuoso tabla player. He is best known as one of the record producers who pioneered the British Bhangra sound and for his many collaborations with musicians from different genres and continents.
Kuljit has worked collaboratively and individually on many film scores and West End Musicals.
Passionate about bringing the joys of Indian music to everybody, Kuljit has developed an exciting and revolutionary Indian drum notation system that makes Indian percussion accessible to musicians from all backgrounds. This is now integrated with Dorico music notation software and is being taught in schools.
Phil Eddershaw has over 25 years of experience working in rapid prototyping and new product development. In 1987 he set up one of London’s leading modelmaking companies and worked for clients such as Norman Foster, Jonathan Ive, English Heritage, Sony and Apple.
More recently Phil has worked as a design and project management consultant for clients ranging from small start-up businesses to large international companies.
His talents include Design Management, Prototyping, Intellectual Property, Product Safety Compliance, Far-East Manufacture, Business Management and Development.
Working with partners in America, Graham England has designed a number of products for the gaming community including the EA Active 2 Heart Rate Monitor for use with the Xbox, Playstation and Wii consoles.
He worked with Oculus VR to produce the industrial design for their successful Kickstarter campaign and subsequent development kits, helping to launch the new revolution in Virtual Reality.
Graham is a dynamic designer whose wealth of experience enables him to contribute successful, innovative design solutions to the Keda product range.
Dr. Laurel S. Pardue is an expert on sensing for interaction. She holds four degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology including degrees in computer science and electronics, music, and a masters from MIT’s Media Lab. Her primary focus has been on using technology to explore new means for musical interaction along with novel interfaces based on traditional instruments.
Laurel has extensive expertise in sensors, electronics and software prototyping, real-time interaction design, and machine learning. Instruments designed by Laurel have won awards at prestigious international competitions such as the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, One-Handed Instrument Trust, and at the New Instruments for Musical Expression Conference. The Gamelan Elektrika, which she helped design and build, was featured in concert with with the Kronos Quartet at NYC’s Lincoln Centre. She has previously worked at industry leaders Avid and recently joined Ableton as a software engineer. Laurel is also part of the QMUL’s Bela team and has played and taught violin professionally, including performances on BBC Radio and touring with Sam Lee and Friends, and Mishaped Pearls.
Dr Duncan Menzies is a London-based musician and electronic engineer, originally from the north east of Scotland. Surrounded by Scottish traditional music from an early age, he began learning the fiddle at seven years old, and took up the bagpipes three years later. After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2009 with a master’s degree in Electronics with Music (MEng), Duncan obtained an EPSRC scholarship for a PhD programme in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London in 2010. His research examined technological approaches to assist in teaching and learning the Great Highland Bagpipe, and led to the development of the P-bROCK Digital Bagpipes hardware and software system.
As a musician, Duncan performs regularly around the UK and Europe with a variety of groups including folk/bluegrass duo Copper Viper, pagan speed-folk pioneers PerKelt, and banjo-wielding purveyors of general silliness Banjöverkill. When not touring, Duncan continues to work in the field of digital musical instruments. As well as adapting the P-bROCK bagpipe chanter for musicians with the use of only one hand in conjunction with the One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI), he has been working with Keda Music on the development of our electronic tabla.
Hazel Correa studied the violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, and has since enjoyed a busy and varied career as a freelance violinist. She works regularly with orchestras such as the Ulster Orchestra and London Mozart Players as well as taking part in collaborations with musicians such as Courtney Pine (saxophone) and Kuljit Bhamra (tabla).
She runs a Bollywood band called the Bombay Gold Orchestra, and has recorded for film, television, CD and radio broadcast, and regularly performs chamber music with members of the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra and the London Novello Ensemble.
With a strong commitment to music education, Hazel teaches violin, and conducts a string orchestra, Camerata, at Harrow Young Musicians. She has also given many solo performances with HYM Philharmonic Orchestra including concertos by Bruch, Piazzolla and Vivaldi.At Keda Music, Hazel is responsible for looking after customers and responding to enquires