Brett Gordon is an Electroacoustic composer/performer currently studying for his PhD at the University of Hull under supervision from Dr. Rob Mackay.
Brett won scholarships for both his PhD at Hull and his Masters degree at Oxford Brookes University where he also won the Oxford Contemporary Music prize for original composition 2011.
Prior to his PhD Brett had been a professional musician and songwriter for more than 25 years. He played Bass guitar for Oxford indie band The Candyskins as well as others, and had also worked successfully as a session musician for artists such as Julian Lennon, Phil Manzanera, Michael Hutchence and Roxette among many others. He has written music for TV, Film and Radio for clients including Sony, National Geographic, EMI and TDK.
Since embarking on his 'academic' career Brett has presented papers and/or performed at ICMC2013 in Perth, Australia; RMA Research Students Conference 2013 & 2014; IFIMPaC 2014 and several more. In the summer of 2014 Brett took part in the Erasmus IP, Nicosia, Cyprus where he worked in collaboration with other composers and musicians from European higher education institutions including the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Holland and the European University, Cyprus. He has recently been invited to present a paper at iscMME2015 and to perform a new composition at ICMC2015 in Texas.
He is currently working on several new compositions for other musicians that will utilise live electronics and interactive controllers.