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Iain McCurdy is a composer of electroacoustic music and sound art originally from Belfast and currently based in Berlin. Having come from a background of writing for fixed medium, more recent work has focussed on sound installation, exploring physical metaphors of compositional structures through the creative use of electronic sensors and innovative human interface design. Physical designs are minimalistic, using primary shapes and colours and utilising instinctive user inputs.
I use the program Csound extensively in my work and a didactic catalogue of examples can also be found on this site along with mp3s of my music for fixed medium and videos of my installation work.

3rd October 2015, 3rd International Csound Conferenece, St. Petersburg, Russia. Premiere of 'Run na Mara' for 8-channel fixed medium.

26th Septeber 2015, Akademy der Kunst, Berlin. Premiere of 'Trace Diamorph II' for Tibetan singing bowls and Raspberry Pi.

Premieres of 'Cupola' and 'Philharmonie'.

Premiere opening of 'Trace Diamorph', 13th March 2014, 7:00 pm, Trondelag Senter For Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway.

Premiere performance of 'Four States for Bass Trombone', 13th November 2013, 5:00 pm, SARC Sonic Lab. Commissioned by and premiered by Dr. Paul Wilson.

Publication of Ways Ahead: Proceedings of the First International Csound Conference.

Sound installation 'Disinformation' as part of the Berlin Art Hack Day at LEAP 28th - 28th September 2013.

New sound installation piece "Propeller Music" at the Newcastle Arts Festival, Co. Down, 15th-18th August 2013. (Photo: Steve Graham)

Residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe, (Walter Fink Preis). 31st October - 26th November 2011.

'Csound Haiku' premiere at the Csound Conference, Hannover 30th September - 2nd October 2011.

Residency at EMS Studios Stockholm 11th-15th April 2011.

Pendulum , Cipher, Three Breaths and Traitement de choc at the Push Festival in Gävle, Sweden, April 8th and 9th 2011.

Protocol is a Language that regulates flows, directs netspace, codes relationships, and connects life-forms. A. Galloway
For our official opening we focus on the theme Protocol as a form of control. Control as an invisible unit, as a system for controlling the background, acting independently of the content and is protocological (Galloway). We look to the new (distributed control) and old methods of social and technical organisation.
With works by: Reynold Reynolds Shingo Yoshida Iain McCurdy Kaya Behkalam Daniel Franke und Markus Kison

Pendulum on Audition Records

glastropfen for fixed medium

Premiere at the Soundings festival, Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, 5th November 2010.

SU-Bahn Sonicography
Interactive sound installation featured as part of the S.low Project, 13th - 18th August 2010. Projektraum Schwarz, Berlin.