Martin Iddon

Martin Iddon

Martin Iddon was born in Manchester in 1975. He studied composition and musicology at the Universities of Cambridge and Durham, with Fabrice Fitch and Robin Holloway (composition) and John Butt and Ian Cross (musicology). He has also studied composition privately with Steve Martland, Chaya Czernowin, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. Iddon was appointed Lecturer in Music at University College Cork in 2005, moving to Lancaster University in 2006, and the University of Leeds in 2009. In 2013 he was appointed Head of School and Professor of Music and Aesthetics. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, and Australasia, by Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble Modelo62, ekmeles, the Kairos Quartett, 175 East, Trio Atem, notes inégales, loadbang, Distractfold, Eva Zöllner, Catherine Laws, Lauren Redhead, and Rei Nakamura. Between 2006 and 2009, Iddon was a shortlisted composer of the Society for the Promotion of New Music and was a finalist in the 2012 Christoph Delz Foundation Competition for Composers. He was a jury member for the Julius F. Ježek Prize in 2008 and 2010, the International Computer Music Conference in 2011, Opera North's New Composers Forum in 2012 and 2013, and for the Darmstadt New Music Courses' Staubach Honoria in 2009, 2011, and 2013. His musicological work, which has largely focussed on post-war new music and aesthetics, has appeared in numerous journals, including Musical Quarterly, Contemporary Music Review, Tempo, and Twentieth-Century Music. His books New Music at Darmstadt and John Cage and David Tudor are both published by Cambridge University Press.

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