Brian Bridges is a composer/sound artist and academic from Dublin, Ireland

Since 2008, he has been based in Derry, Northern Ireland, where he lectures in music and creative audio and is Research Director for Music, Drama, Film/Screen and Heritage at Ulster University.

His work spans the worlds of drone, microtonality, modular synthesis, and spatial electroacoustic music and installation practices, and his work has been featured at festivals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, including the Beijing Irish New Music Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Spectrum (NYC), Spring in Havana, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, International Music Week (Lüneberg, DE), and Irish festivals and concert series including Kontakt at Unit 44 (IE), Ergodos Festival, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival and CMC Culture Night. Brian is also a founder-member of the Dublin-based Spatial Music Collective and currently serves on the board of the Void Arts Centre, Derry.

Research interests include the application of embodied models to musical practices, sound design, and the design of performance systems and interfaces, including in immersive contexts, with publications in fora including the proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression, International Conference on Auditory DisplayInternational Computer Music Conference, journals including Journal of Sonic Studies and the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces and volumes on sound design, sound spatialisation, and sound in interaction published by Routledge (including Focal Press) and Springer.

He currently serves on the editorial board of Organised Sound and is a former President and Vice–President of the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association,  and is a former editor of Interference: a Journal of Audio Culture and the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland.

If you would like to make contact with Brian, please email him at bd [dot] bridges [at] ulster [dot] ac [dot] uk