Brunel University School of Arts appoints leading composers
They have joined the School's newly-launched Centre for Contemporary Music Practice (CCMP), bringing the number of modern composers to eight, in a 10-strong team of staff.
Professor Fox joins Brunel from the University of Huddersfield where he taught music from 1994. An award-winning composer, his work has been performed and broadcast world-wide in many leading new music festivals, including St Petersburg, Sydney, Amsterdam and the BBC Proms. He received the UK premiere of his work, Everything You Need To Know, performed by the Nertherlands-based Ives Ensemble as part of his 50th birthday celebrations at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 2005. He is a regular contributor for the music and specialist press.
The appointment is Professor Barrett's first UK academic post. He won the British Composer Award 2003 for chamber music and his work includes collaborations with visual artists. Recent projects include Illuminer le temps, premiered by MusikFabrik, in Cologne, this year, and NO commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, premiered in last year, at the Barbican Hall in London, conducted by Tadaaki Otaka.
The School of Arts' contemporary-based music team includes composers Professor Peter Wiegold, Colin Riley, Dr John Croft, Dr Jonathan Clark, Harald Muenz, Joe Duddell, and performers Frank Griffith and Sarah Nicolls. With its network of associate musicians, Brunel is today one of the leading universities in the UK for music composition, research and practice.