Leigh Landy

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Leigh Landy (born 1951) [1] is a composer and musicologist of Dutch and American citizenship.[2] He holds a Research Chair at De Montfort University where he directs the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre. Marc Battier, Professor of Musicology, Paris-Sorbonne University says
"The contribution of Leigh Landy to the understanding of recent developments in music technology is paramount. Landy's thoughts on electronic music address the essence of this musical genre".[3]

Composition[edit]

Landy's compositions include several works for video, dance and theatre. The complete list can be found on his personal website. He has worked extensively with the late playwright, Heiner Müller, the new media artist, Michel Jaffrennou and the composer-performer, Jos Zwaanenburg. He was composer in residence for the Dutch National Theatre during its first years of existence and is currently co-director of Idée Fixe – Experimental Sound and Movement Theatre with the choreographer, Evelyn Jamieson.[4]

Musicology[edit]

Landy's musicological publications focus on studies of electroacoustic music, including the notion of musical dramaturgy, contemporary music in a cross-arts context, access and the contemporary time-based arts, and devising practices in the performing arts. He is editor of the international journal of music technology Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press) and author of over 100 articles (see his personal website) and six books including:

  • What’s the Matter with Today’s Experimental Music? (Routledge, 1991)
  • Experimental Music Notebooks (Routledge, 1994)
  • Devising Dance and Music: Idée Fixe – Experimental Sound and Movement Theatre (Sunderland, 2000, now on the author's website)
  • Understanding the Art of Sound Organization (MIT Press, 2007)
  • La musique des sons/The Music of Sounds (Sorbonne MINT/OMF, 2007)
  • Making Music with Sounds (Routledge, 2012)

He directs the ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) project [5] and is a founding member of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network (EMS).[6]

  • (Book review:) Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives. Edited by Thomas Licata. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 63.) Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2002 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muse retrieved 6 May 2009
  2. ^ Martin Supper: "Landy, Leigh" in: MGG - Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik, hrsg. v. Ludwig Finscher, zweite, neubearbeitete Ausgabe, Supplement. Kassel/Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler, 2008, Sp. 457-459.
  3. ^ Cover to Understanding the Art of Sound Organization
  4. ^ See Devising Dance and Music: Idée Fixe. Experimental Sound and Movement Theatre
  5. ^ ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) project
  6. ^ Electroacoustic Music Studies Network (EMS)
  7. ^ Muse retrieved 6 May 2009

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