Programme: Digital Composition and Performance - MSc

Year: 2013

Since graduating in 2013, Stewart Houston has worked as a solo musician and on projects with the BBC.

I began the Digital Composition and Performance - MSc in 2011 as a part-time student. I had recently completed a classical music degree but Digital Composition and Performance allowed me to delve deeper into areas of digital music that I had briefly explored as an undergraduate. I was introduced to diverse techniques for digital composition and used the time to settle upon and develop my own performance style.

Since graduating I continue to perform solo improvised clarinet music accompanied by interactive performance systems as well as in groups that often include many of my Digital Composition and Performance peers. I now work with the BBC and have had placements at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Proms, and as a sound recordist.

The environment surrounding the programme introduced me to vast amounts of new music and I left with invaluable technical skills that have helped to further my career whilst allowing me to create the music I want.

The environment surrounding the programme introduced me to vast amounts of new music and I left with invaluable technical skills

Stewart Houston, 2013 Digital Composition and Performance - MSc graduate

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