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I’m a composer and sound-artist based in Manchester, England. I am Professor of Contemporary Composition and Director of Music at the University of Salford. I have written for a wide variety of media: solo instrumental; chamber; orchestral; vocal and electroacoustic/sound installation works.  I’ve had performances of my work in Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA.

Many of my works combine traditional/acoustic instruments/voices with real-time/interactive electronic transformations – always seeking to create unified musical works that possess endless possibilities for the performer and listener. My use of live/interactive electronics work commonly consists of subtle, complex and dynamic systems that are always sensitive to the dynamic, rhythmic and harmonic gestures of the ‘live’ performers, seeking to enhance and complement the performance and listening space.

I am also a writer on contemporary music – on technology, on aesthetics…

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