Brian Bridges is a composer and electronic musician from Dublin. His creative work includes sound-based installations, audiovisual pieces and electroacoustic and acoustic composition. A particular focus for this work is the interaction between theories of auditory perception and microtonal composition.
As a composer, Brian is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. Since 2008, he has been a lecturer at the University of Ulster’s School of Creative Arts and Technologies in Derry, Northern Ireland.
He is a founder-member of the Spatial Music Collective, a group of Dublin-based composers dedicated to the composition and presentation of spatial music for instruments and electronics. His pieces have been programmed at festivals in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Cuba, China and Ecuador. Recent projects include new works for the TiMi Ensemble, Beijing (integrating traditional instruments from China and Ireland with electronics) and a number of sound installations, including Spectral Space (Contemporary Music Centre/Culture Night 2009) and Collapsing Old Buildings (Contemporary Music Centre/Culture Night 2011).
Brian completed his master’s degree in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin in 2003, where he studied composition with Donnacha Dennehy, Roger Doyle and Jürgen Simpson, followed by private study with Glenn Branca and Tony Conrad in the US. His PhD on the theory and practice of microtonal composition (supervised by Victor Lazzarini) was awarded by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 2013.
If you would like to make contact with Brian, please email him at bd [dot] bridges [at] ulster [dot] ac [dot] uk. (Some scores and tape parts of existing pieces are now available from the Contemporary Music Centre.)