Duncan MacLeod

  • Composer

Composer Duncan MacLeod’s practice utilises both acoustic and electronic forces. His output encompasses concert music, cross-arts collaboration, computer music and electro-acoustic composition. His work has been commissioned, commercially recorded, and broadcast internationally by various ensembles and soloists. These include the Arditti Quartet, Jane Chapman, Galvanize Ensemble, Juice vocal ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Musarc, Ensemble Okeanos, Orkest de Volharding, Piano Circus and Quatuor Diotima. His work has been performed at various festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Gaudeamus music week (NL), Sonorities, and Bang on a Can Marathon (NY) and at prominent venues namely The Muziekgebouw (NL), Walt Disney Centre (USA), Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Café OTO. Upcoming commissions include works for clarinettist Sarah Watts as well as a large-scale multichannel electro-acoustic work drawing upon the acoustic ecology of London’s markets in response to Orlando Gibbon’s The Cries of London. Duncan is currently Assistant professor of music composition at the University of Nottingham.