Professor Martin Iddon

Profile

I am a composer and musicologist. My music has been performed and broadcast on radio and TV in North America, Europe and Australasia by musicians including Distractfold, Ensemble Interface, Kairos Quartet, Ensemble SurPlus, Séverine Ballon, Jeffrey Gavett, Nicolas Hodges, Heather Roche, Ashot Sarkissjan and Eva Zöllner. A portrait CD, pneuma, was released in 2014 and my string trio Danaë won the chamber music category of the 2014 British Composer Awards. My books, New Music at Darmstadt and John Cage and David Tudor, are both published by Cambridge University Press. My music is published by Composers Edition. I studied at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge and am Professor of Music and Aesthetics at the University of Leeds.

 

Current research students

Jamie Stephenson (PhD, musicology)

John Fallas (PhD, musicology, University Anniversary Research Scholarship)

Timo Tukhanen (PhD, composition)

Hazel Smoczynska (PhD, musicology)

Max Erwin (PhD, musicology, University Anniversary Research Scholarship

Marc Yeats (PhD, composition, White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship)

Manuel Farolfi (PhD, musicology, WRoCAH AHRC studentship)

Sam Ridout (PhD, musicology, Stanley Burton Research Scholarship)

Michele Abondano (PhD, composition, Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Cultures (AHC) research studentship)

Ansgar Beste (PhD, composition, Leeds Doctoral Scholarship)

Hannah Firmin (PhD, composition, WRoCAH AHRC studentship)

Gabriel Jones (PhD, musicology, WRoCAH AHRC studentship)

 

Completed research students

Roddy Hawkins (PhD, musicology, AHRC studentship)

Lauren Redhead (PhD, composition, AHRC studentship)

Daniel Wilson (PhD, composition)

Sam Belinfante (PhD, fine art, University Research Scholarship)

Danielle Hood (PhD, musicology)

Alannah Halay (PhD, composition, AHRC studentship)

Richard Barrett (PhD, composition, Stanley Burton Research Scholarship)

James Clarke (PhD, composition, Leeds Arts & Humanities Research Scholarship)

Qais Alghanem (PhD, performance, Kuwaiti Governmental Research Studentship)

Alexander de Little (PhD, composition, University Anniversary Research Scholarship)

 

Doctoral examination

Dartington College of the Arts, March 2009

University of Victoria, Canada, November 2015

Bath Spa University, January 2017

Nottingham University, January 2017

University of Huddersfield, July 2017

University of New South Wales, Australia, August 2017

Royal Northern College of Music, November 2017

New York University, USA, May 2019

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Historical Musicology, University of Cambridge
  • MPhil in Musical Composition, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons) in Music, University of Durham

Current postgraduate researchers

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