Jenn Kirby | Composer

Composer

Jenn Kirby

Biography

Dr Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer, lecturer and music technologist. Her output includes contemporary instrumental composition, electroacoustic music and experimental-pop. Jenn's work often explores humour and theatre. Her music has been described as having a "sense of adventure and experimentalism".

Jenn has been commissioned by Kirkos Ensemble, Glasshouse Ensemble, Ensemble Entropy, among others. She has undertaken residencies with Cove Park, soundSCAPE Festival and National Theatre Wales. Jenn's performance work is centred around hybrid instrument design, building software, re-purposing hardware, and processing improvised vocalisations.

Jenn is the President of the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association, founder and director of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra and a founding member of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. She lectures at the University of the West of Scotland, where she is also Programme Leader for MA Music programmes.

Jenn holds a PhD in Composition from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc in Music Technology from the University of Limerick and a BSc in Software Development from Limerick Institute of Technology.

September 2020