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.
||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.
Protocol is a Language that regulates flows,
directs netspace, codes relationships,
and connects life-forms.
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:
Daniel Franke und Markus Kison
glastropfen for fixed medium
Premiere at the Soundings
festival, Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, 5th November 2010.
Interactive sound installation featured as part of the S.low Project, 13th - 18th August 2010. Projektraum Schwarz, Berlin.