Professor of Contemporary Composition; Director of Music
Composition, Emergent/Algorithmic Composition, Interactive Music, Contemporary Musicology, Music Analysis
Stephen Davismoon was born in London. He completed undergraduate studies in music at the University of Southampton in 1990, specializing in composition with Ric Graebner and performance, Classical Guitar with Antonio Albanes. In 1997 he completed his Doctorate in Composition at the University of Edinburgh, studying with Nigel Osborne. He is currently Professor of Contemporary Composition and Director of Music at the University of Salford, Manchester, England. He has had a professional composition career for more than 20 years, and has written music for a broad range of ensembles and situations – from solo pieces through to works for full orchestra, with and without voices. He has also written a number of live electronic/interactive; electroacoustic and sound-art installation pieces. He has had performances in Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA. He has worked with many notable musicians, institutions and festivals along the way: Roberto Fabbriciani; Rohan de Saram; Die Neuevocalsolisten; Scottish Opera; Centro Tempo Reale; Das Experimentalstudio der Heinrich Strobel Stiftung; Richard Craig; Tara Boumann; Luciane Cardassi, CCMIX Studios; Edinburgh International Festival – ‘Behind the Scenes’; Martyn Brabbins; Chamber Group of Scotland; Le Champs Libre; Ensemble Linea; Brake Drum Percussion Ensemble; The Edinburgh Quartet; Klangwerktage Hamburg; Finestre sul Novecento; The Tampere Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra.
PhD Composition (University of Edinburgh) 1997 BA Music University of Southampton 1990