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Natalia Kulabuchova

Senior Lecturer

Department of Art and Music

Natalia Kulabuchova


Natalia is an international performer, a sound recordist and a producer of music with a multifaceted professional experience within the industry. Years of collection of records, researching the technology, production and performance underpin Natalia’s numerous projects and roles.

Originally from Russia, and trained as a classical pianist, Natalia received her BS degree from Cornell University (USA). After relocating to England in 2000, she proceeded to build a career in the electronic music industry, performing extensively across the Americas, the Russian Federation and throughout Europe. She has DJed in many clubs, presented Ministry of Sound Radio show ‘Qaraj’, and performed live shows at multiple UK venues, as well as festivals, such as Glade and Glastonbury.

Natalia released her debut vinyl on the London-based Juke Box In The Sky label, which received support from James Zabiela, John Aquaviva, James Holden and DJ Linus. Her consecutive releases came out on a number of internationally acclaimed labels, including Sounds of Juan, Bonzai and Endemic Digital.

Sound for documentaries, short films and art installations is another important outlet of Natalia’s musical abilities. The documentaries and interactive mixed media projects made in collaboration with a leading artist and producer, Prof Julian Konczak, encompass radical sound design as well as traditional classical music sounds in the framework of the sound track. The projects have been presented at a number film festivals and in art galleries including FONLAD Film and Digital Art Festival (Portugal), DHRA (London), One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau, New Forest Centre Gallery, (Lyndhurst UK), Bargate Art Gallery (Southampton), Quay Arts (Newport IOW).

Attracted by the professional activity, digital music course at Solent University invited Natalia to teach production of electronic music, DJing and live performance, where she has been a member of teaching staff since 2007.


BA (Hons) Digital Music

Want to make club-ready tracks, or audio for top level games and film? Hone your style using highly technical sound production skills, taught by established sound engineers and DJs.