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  • Dugal McKinnon

  • Born: 1972
  • Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer


Dugal McKinnon is the Acting Director of the New Zealand School of Music and an active composer, sound artist and researcher whose output encompasses electronic, acoustic and text media, and often intersects these. Recent projects include Anthroposcenes, for counter-tenor Kai Wessel and electronics, commissioned by the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (Graz, Austria), and This Storm Is Called Progress, a multimedia collaboration with filmmaker Grayson Cooke, exploring anthropogenic and geological temporalities. The project was selected as a finalist for the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the South Australian Museum. His recent writings focus on ecological and material practices in sound-based art.

Dugal teaches sonic art and composition at the New Zealand School of Music (Wellington, NZ), where he also directs the Lilburn Electroacoustic Music Studios.

Source:, March 2017.


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