Seán Clancy is a composer whose work has been commissioned and performed by many of the world’s leading ensembles and artists.

Clancy received his PhD from Birmingham Conservatoire, where he is now a Lecturer in Composition, and holds degrees from King’s College London, University College Dublin and the Ecole Nationale de Musique. He was taught by composers Joe Cutler, Philippe Leroux and Howard Skempton, alongside informal studies with Gerald Barry and David Lang.

In recent years he has been composer in association with Workers Union Ensemble (2015/16), an artist in residence at the Moog Soundlab (2015), composer in residence at EMS Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm (2014), BCMG/Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence (2010-2012), and a recipient of an RTÉ Lyric FM/IMRO Composition Bursary (2012).

He has been the featured composer at major music festivals including the New Music Dublin Festival (2017), MATA Festival in New York (2016), Beijing Modern Music Festival (2016), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2013), and Quatuor Bozzini Composers’ Kitchen (2013).

His work has been described as sacred, seductive and superficial. He is interested in exploring the tensions between found and original material, and between innovation and intervention.

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Collection 3 #29

Minutes by Seán Clancy