B.A. Hons, Music. (2,i). July 1986. Dartington College of Arts.
Advanced Certificate: Viola. March 2000. Associated Board.
M.Phil, Music. “Non-Linear Music: Impressions of Chaos” July 2006. Plymouth University.
Multidisciplinary research into environmental complexity and it´s possible significance in the music of several animistic cultures. The M.Phil was presented both as a written thesis and as a paradigm of investigative musical compositions.
PhD in music (Composition). “ “...And BeingGuided, So To Speak.” Externalising the internal musical dialogue.” January 2014. University of Glasgow
a composition-based research into the nature of the internal musical dialogue, investigating compositional methods of externalisation which touched on areas of real-time and accelerated composition, stigmergy and relationships between intuitive and deliberative thought processes within a compositional context.
Work and Lectures in Arts and Secondary Education
2013 Employed as the Christian Wolff "Expert" in Reykjavik "Tectonics" festival. Organised
and performed in works by Christian Wolff.
2012 Gave lecture “Comprov: Radicalising the role of intuition in Modern Composition”
At the University of Glasgow As part of the “RMA Colloquium Series in Music”
2012 Organised and performed “Burdocks” by Christian Wolff with members of
“SLÁTUR” As part of the “Tectonics” festival in Reykjavik.
2011-12 employed part-time as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow primarily
teaching running and assessing the university‘s contemporary music ensemble.
2010 Member of the selection panel for the “Society of Young Nordic Composers”
2010 Gave lecture “The Headless Composer” At the University of Glasgow As part of the
“RMA Colloquium Series in Music”
2010 Gave lecture on music and Post graduate Arts-based research at the Icelandic
Academy of Arts, Reykjavik.
2008 Lecture given on film music with accompanying “Soundtrack” installation as
Part of the “Reindeer 700” video arts festival.
2007-08 Flótsdalshérað, “ County Artist in Residence” (Iceland).
2007 Lecture given to “Society of Young Nordic Composers” Reykjavik
2005/07 Curator of the Eiðar Sonic Arts Project, involving international experimental
Composers and improvisers (Iceland)
2003-07 Taught World music modules at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, Reykjavik.
2000 Ran the African Highlife band in Dartington College of Arts.