Brian Irvine (composer)

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Brian Irvine (born 2 January 1965) is a composer from Northern Ireland. He has written several film scores and his piece Interrupting Cutler, partly based on the work of Ivor Cutler, was a winner in the 2003 BBC Jazz Awards. "Irvine's avantgarde music is characterised by its ambition, adventure, wit and eclecticism, his compositions surrealistically juxtaposing free jazz, rock, rap, thrash, tango, lounge and contemporary classical elements."[1] Irvine was Associate Composer with the Ulster Orchestra (2007-2011) and is currently Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Ulster.

Irvine's students include Ed Bennett, Dave Kane, Steve Davis and Brian Robinson.


  1. ^ Trevor Hodgett: "Irvine, Brian", in: The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland, ed. H. White & B. Boydell (Dublin: UCD Press, 2013), vol. 1, p. 538.

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