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  • Dugal McKinnon

  • Born: 1972
  • Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer

Biography

Dugal McKinnon’s creative output encompasses acoustic, electronic and text media, and frequently traverses the order between these. His work has been performed in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America.

Recent pieces include: Hoax Rifts, for percussionist Arnold Marinissen and the Zapp String Quartet, premiered at the Tromp Festival (Eindhoven, Netherlands); Catalogue with Analogues, an acousmatic work released on the CD 4th Generation; and the soundtrack for London Fieldwork’s Little Earth, a 4-DVD and 8-channel audio installation, premiered at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station (London, Jan-Feb 2005).

Dugal maintains an ongoing writer-producer collaboration – Arcades – with David Prior (Dartington College of Arts, UK), and is also a writer on contemporary music and sonic art. He holds a PhD in Composition from the University of Birmingham (UK) and teaches composition and sonic arts at the New Zealand School of Music.

Source: Dugal McKinnon, January 2007

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