Brian Bridges is a composer, lecturer and electronic musician from Dublin, Ireland
Since 2008, he has been based in Derry, Northern Ireland, where he is a lecturer at Ulster University’s School of Creative Arts and Technologies, teaching and carrying out research in Music and Creative Technologies.
Brian co–founded the BA (now BSc) in Creative Technologies at Ulster and served as its first Course Director (2008–10), in addition to developing new music technology and electroacoustic music pathways on Ulster’s BMus and MMus degrees. He is a member of the Spatial Music Collective, a group of Irish–based composers dedicated to the composition and presentation of spatial music for acoustic and electronic media. His pieces have been programmed at festivals in Europe, the Americas and China and he is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre.
His creative work and practice–based research includes sound–based installations, audiovisual pieces, electroacoustic and acoustic composition, including microtonal and spatial music. Other research interests include applying theories of perception and cognition to contemporary music and creative technologies. He is Vice–President of the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) and is an editorial board member for Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture.
Brian completed his master’s degree in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin, 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 microtonal music (supervised by Victor Lazzarini) was awarded by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Further details can be found on his Ulster staff page, here.
Scores and digital media are now available from the Contemporary Music Centre.
If you would like to make contact with Brian, please email him at bb [dot] brbridge [at] gmail [dot] com.