Module Leader for Music Technology Contexts
Edmund Hunt composes instrumental, vocal, and electroacoustic music. He came to composition via a degree in early medieval languages and literature, and his composition PhD (completed in 2018, at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) investigated creative approaches to early medieval text in contemporary music. Edmund’s music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has been performed in contemporary music festivals including Longyou (China), MusicCurrent (Dublin), Composit Academy (Italy), and IConArts (Romania). In 2014, Edmund’s orchestral piece ‘Argatnél’ was premiered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre, as part of the LPO’s Leverhulme Young Composers’ Programme.
In 2018, Edmund was appointed the Royal Philharmonic Society/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer in Residence, leading to a new work for Diphonon Duo (accordion and viola). In April 2018, he was selected for Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’, receiving funding and support to compose a work for dancer, the Ligeti Quartet, and Integra Live electronics. Since 2018 Edmund has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, where he focuses on practice-based research in composition, electroacoustic music, and language.