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

Since 2008, he has been based in Derry, Northern Ireland, where he is Research Director for Music, Drama, Film/Screen and Heritage at Ulster University’s School of Arts and Humanities, teaching and carrying out research in music, sound and technology.

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, 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 and CMC Culture Night.

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 is a former President and Vice–President of the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association  and former editor of Interference: a Journal of Audio Culture and the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and is also a founder-member of the Dublin-based Spatial Music Collective.

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