Michael Alcorn

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Research Interests

Michael Alcorn’s compositional interests lie at the intersection between instrumental, electroacoustic music and areas of new media creative practice. His music has been performed and broadcast in the UK, Europe, North and South America and the Far East and featured at leading new music festivals in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland and the US. He has received commissions from the BBC, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Nash Ensemble, Singcircle, the Smith Quartet, Darragh Morgan, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Opera Theatre Company and the Ulster Orchestra.

Future Research

Realtime score systems
New media practice

Achievements and Distinctions

Michael Alcorn undertook postgraduate studies in composition with John Casken at University of Durham in the mid-1980s before joining the School of Music at Queen’s in 1989 as Composer-in-Residence. He devised and developed the Music Technology pathway at Queen’s and led the successful bid to develop the Sonic Arts Research Centre at the University. He was Director of SARC from its inception in 2001 until it joined forces with the School of Music in 2005. He is now Professor of Composition and Head of the School of Music & Sonic Arts at Queen’s, in addition to the following external roles:

Music Co-ordinator, International Computer Music Association (2003 - 2007)
At Large Director, International Computer Music Association (2003 - )
Director of Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig
External examining at Glasgow, Manchester, Lancaster, City, Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin

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