ICCaT Researcher: Matthew Fairclough

Matthew Fairclough is a composer and the Director of Music Technology at Liverpool. He lectures on the creative applications of Music Technologies in both Popular and Classical music. His research is practice-based focusing on composition for acoustic instruments with real-time electronic processing. His most recent work explores the control and generation of electronic sound, video and computer graphics using data taken in real-time from an instrumentalist’s performance. In 2014 Matthew founded Open Circuit Festival, a festival of new music, sonic art and audio-visual media, which runs annually at the University of Liverpool. He regularly works with high profile performers, composers and organisations. These have included performers such as Joanna MacGregor, Andy Sheppard, Joby Burgess, John Kenny and Oliver Coates, and the composers Jonathan Harvey and Luciano Berio. He has also collaborated as a sound designer with many ensembles, orchestras and arts organisations including Britten Sinfonia, Psappha, Ensemble 10/10, Smith Quartet, London Sinfonietta, SoundUK and Sound Intermedia. In 2015, alongside composer and artist Kathy Hinde, he co-taught the Composition for Multimedia course at Dartington International Summer School and again in 2016 with composer Sarah Angliss. Matthew has enjoyed a long collaboration with percussionist Joby Burgess video artist Kathy Hinde through the trio Powerplant. Mathew’s work with Joby was the subject of an Impact Case Study for the REF2014. https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/staff/matthew-fairclough