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Prof Stephen Davismoon
Prof Stephen Davismoon
postal addressAdelphi Building AP 304, Peru St, Salford, Lancashire, UK, M3 6EQ.
email addresss.m.davismoon@salford.ac.uk
telephone56136
Key Memberships
From October 2010 to September 2010.
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
From October 2010 to August 2012.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Popular Music
From October 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Stephen Davismoon is Professor of Contemporary Composition.  The main focus of his research is as a composer.  He has written for a wide variety of media: solo instrumental; chamber; orchestral; vocal and electroacoustic/sound installation works he has had performances of his work in Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA.

Many of his works combine traditional/acoustic instruments/voices with real-time/interactive electronic transformations – always seeking to create unified musical works that possess endless possibilities for the performer and listener. His use of live/interactive electronics in his work commonly consists of subtle, complex and dynamic systems that are always sensitive to the dynamic, rhythmic and harmonic gestures of the ‘live’ performer(s) seeking to enhance – complementarily - the performance and listening space.

Ideas and techniques from the fields of emergent and generative computing consistently appear throughout his work, irrespective of medium.  The transformation/hybridisation of musical archetypes/topics through generative/emergent algorithms for example is a common theme of enquiry.

In addition to his work as a composer Stephen also writes regularly on matters relating to contemporary music history and practice.  His scholarly work on Luigi Nono and Edgard Varèse for Routledge were well-received.  

 

Key Qualifications
1997
Key Projects
2012
Apr
Eight Songs for a Mad King
Arts Council England, £30,000.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (25%). Co-Investigators: T Fernando (25%), A Williams (25%), S Davismoon (25%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Compositions
Edited Books
Magazine Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2014
Jul
External Examiner Duties
2015
Jan
2014
Apr
2013
Jan
2012
Dec
2012
Aug
2012
Mar
Journal Editorship
2001
Apr
1998
Oct