Ms Jenn  Kirby Cert, BSc, MSc, PhD (pending corrections)

Lecturer in Music Technology

Swansea

Tel: 01792 483680
E-mail: jenn.kirby@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Lecturer in Music Technology

I am a composer and music technologist. My music explores elements of theatricality, humour and the manipulation of the perception of time. I perform live electronic music and I also have a background in software and web development. 

  • Co-director of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra
  • Committee Member of the Association of Irish Composers
  • Member of the Irish Composers’ Collective
  • Member of the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association
  • Member of the Spatial Music Collective (Ireland)

My teaching interests are primarily focused on music technology and composition, including the following areas: studio engineering, programming music systems, psychoacoustics, live electronics and contemporary instrumental and electroacoustic composition. 

  • The manipulation of perceived duration and time in music.
  • Humour and theatricality in music
  • The performance of electronic music
  • Sound for theatre & dance
  • Kirby, J. Composing Perceivable Time. Leonardo 48/1 (2014): 6-12.
  • Economic Fluctuations (2011). Ignite Dublin, Science Gallery Dublin.
  • Solo Laptop Performance (2012). Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association: Noise, Bytes, Bits: States of Sound. Cork.
  • Performance by the Dublin Laptop Orchestra (2013). Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association: Transmission Drift. Dublin.
  • Lecture and Performance, ‘The Laptop as an Instrument’, by the Dublin Laptop Orchestra (2014). Agora Series, Music Composition Centre at TCD. Dublin.

Commissions

  • Forget and Remember, commissioned by soundSCAPE and performed at the Auditorium Citta di Maccagno, Italy (2012)
  • Transfer, commissioned by the Atlas Academy. Performed at Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2012)
  • Music as Sound, Sound as Music, commissioned by the Association of Irish Composers and recorded at the National Concert Hall, Dublin (2013)
  • Dopamine, commissioned by soundSCAPE and performed at the Auditorium Citta di Maccagno, Italy (2013)
  • Moments, commissioned by the Association of Irish Composers. Performed in Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (2014)