Colin Huehns has been researching into non-Western music for more than fifteen years. He was awarded a PhD for a thesis Music in Northern Pakistan by Cambridge University in 1992. Other areas of research include Central Asian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Indonesian and East Asian music. As well as a three-year stay in China (1996 to 1999), he has made fieldwork trips to Pakistan and ex-Soviet Central Asia. He has taught courses in non-Western music at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He has made programmes based on his research for BBC Radio 3.