Posted on 13/09/2017
Dr Zubin Kanga
The Music Department is delighted to welcome Zubin Kanga as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow.
Zubin is a pianist, composer and researcher, and one of the leading interpreters of contemporary music in Europe and Australia. His recent work has focused on new models of interaction between pianist and new technologies, using film, artificial intelligence, interactive video, motion capture, and virtual reality.
He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy and Beat Furrer, and has premiered more than 80 new works. He has performed at international festivals including the BBC Proms, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Melbourne Festival, (Australia), IRCAM’s Manifeste Festival (France) and Borealis Festival (Norway) and has performed as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta.
Zubin was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM, and holds two Honorary Research Fellowships, at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Sydney.
Zubin’s Leverhulme project, Collaborative Strategies in the Creation of New Works exploring Musician-Technology Interactions, will observe the development of new projects by many of the world’s leading composers, technologists and performers. The project will explore the collaborative development of innovative works, new instrument design, and technology-oriented performance practices, culminating in publications, performance tours, recordings, and a documentary.