Trevor Wishart (*1946) is a composer / performer specialising in sound metamorphosis and constructing software to make it possible (Sound Loom / Composers Desktop Project). Has lived and worked as composer-in-residence in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Sweden and the USA. Currently residing in the North of England, Wishart creates music with his own voice, for professional groups, or in imaginary worlds conjured up in the studio. His æsthetic and technical ideas are described in books On Sonic Art, Audible Design and Sound Composition (2012). Works include Red Bird, Tongues of Fire, Two Women, Imago and Globalalia. He has received commissions from Paris Biennale, DAAD in Berlin, French Ministry of Culture and BBC Proms. In 2008 he was awarded the Giga-Hertz Grand Prize for his life’s work. Between 2006 and 2010 he was composer-in-residence at Durham University (North East England) and during 2011, Artist-in-Residence at the University of Oxford.
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