Rob Mackay

Rob Mackay (photocredit Tariq Emam)

Rob Mackay is a composer, sound artist and performer. He gained a degree in Geology and Music at the University of Keele, studying composition there with Mike Vaughan, before going on to complete a Master’s and PhD with Andrew Lewis at the University of Wales, Bangor. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Hull. Projects have moved towards a cross-disciplinary approach, including theatre, audiovisual installation work, and human-computer interaction. Prizes and honours include: IMEB Bourges (1997 and 2001); EAR99 from Hungarian Radio (1999); Confluencias (2003); La Muse en Circuit (2004 and 2006). His work has received over 140 performances in 18 countries (including several performances on BBC Radio 3). He has held composer residencies at Slovak Radio (Bratislava), La Muse en Circuit (Paris), and CMMAS (Mexico).