School of Music

Profile of Edward Wright

Name
Dr Edward Wright
Position
Teaching Fellow in music (part time)
Email
ed.wright@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 383660
Location
Main Arts Building

Background:

Edward Wright was born in Buckinghamshire in 1980 which makes him very old to some people and alarmingly young to others. He completed a practice based PhD in music in 2010 focusing on combining electroacoustic and instrumental forces, with Professor Andrew Lewis at Bangor University where he was a Parry Williams scholar. He has recently been appointed a 'Teaching Fellow in Music' at Bangor, focusing mostly on composition and music technology.

His work is mainly focused towards the electroacoustic end of the musical spectrum although he writes for and plays ‘real’ instruments as well. Highlights include; performances overseas including mainland Europe and the U.S.A., 'mention' in the Prix Bourges for his piece Con-Chords, a number of classical commissions, and airplay on BBC Radio 1 and S4C television. Ed also curates the Risk of Shock concert series.

Teaching:

Practical Music Technology (level one)
Max/MSP (levels 1-3)
Acousmatic Composition (levels 2/3)
Recording Techniques (levels 2/3)
Dissertation and project supervision (level 1-Masters)

Research Interests:

Composition

The combination of digital technology and more conventional forms of music making.

Multi media art/music

 

Main publications

Musical Compositions

  • 'The Way I Saw It', violin and tape (2005)
  • 'Enough~?', clarinet and live electronics (2006)
  • 'Botany', chorus (2006)

Commission: Llandudno Festival of the Arts

  • 'En Masse', electronic (2006)
  • 'In memory of Thomas/Celtic Cross', multi-media (2006)
  • 'Postcards From Home', electronic (2007)
  • 'Broken Glass', music with image installation (2007)
  • 'Harp Set', 8 channel surround sound and moving image (2007)
  • 'Seasons', SSAATB choir and live 4-channel electroacoustic (2008)

Commission: Llandudno Festival of the Arts

  • 'Con-chords', 8-channel electroacoustic (2008)
  • 'Castell' (with Ysgol Pendalar) (2008)
  • 'Y Twr', multi-channel installation for Conwy Castle (2009)
  • 'Polarities', orchestra and 8-channel surround live electronics (2009)
  • 'Starlight Snowfall', String Ensemble and 4 channel electronics (2010)

     Commission: BUSE

  • 'Thinking Inside the Box', Stereo fixed media installation (2010)

     Commission: Helfa Gelf – Cell Project

  • 'Crosswire', for electric violin and live processing (2010)
  • 'Anatomy of a Mountain Stream', 4 channel fixed media (2011)
  • 'Sound Games', electronics and live controllers (2011)
  • 'Live Study' Live visual art sampling and electroacoustic (2011)
  • 'Jackdaws' 4 Channel electroacoustic audio. For installation. Images by Helen Booth, performance poetry by Rhys Trimble. (2011)

     Commission: Blinc Festival

  • 'This it Tomorrow' 4 Channel electroacoustic audio. For installation. Sculpture by Dominic McGill (2011)

     Commission: Blinc Festival

  • 'Amser/Time' Electracoustic soundtrack. For stop-motion animation. Animation by Wendy Dawson and Tim Pugh. (2011)

     Commission: Blinc Festival

  •  ‘Who Can Hear the Sea?’ 4 channel evolving acousmatic installation (2012).

            Commission: Bangor New Music Festival

  • ‘Breeze Logic’ Interactive sound sculpture. (2012)

Recordings

  • “Polarities: Concerto Grosso for Orchestra and Live Electronics” (CD) blip001
  • ‘2 Site-specific Works’ (CD) blip003
  • ‘Jackdaws’ (CD) blip006

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