Trevor Wishart

Trevor Wishart is an internationally-established independent composer living and working in the North of England. As a composer he has held residencies in Australia, Canada, the USA and Holland, and at the Universities of York and Cambridge. He is currently visiting professor of music at University College Bretton Hall. His most well-known works include Red Bird… a political prisoner's dream (1973-77, electroacoustic), Tuba Miram (1979, music theatre for prepared tuba), Anticredos (1980) and the Vox cycle (1980-88, for amplified vocalists) and Tongues of fire (electroacoustic). His works has been commissioned by the Paris Biennale, the BBC Promenade Concerts, IRCAM and the Bourges Festival, and has won prizes at Gaueamus, Linz Arts Electronica and a Euphonie d'Or at the Bourges Festival. He is also well-known for his experimental environmental and participatory multimedia projects of the '70s and for his contributions to music education, the Sounds Fun books of musical games having been translated and published in Japanese. From the early eighties his work has employed computer technology and he has written two books about music in this context; On Sonic Art (1985) and Audible Design (1994). He has also developed much software for musical composition and is a founder member of the Composers' Desktop Project, an open-access group attempting to make powerful music computing tools available to composers on affordable domestic technology.

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United Kingdom