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Kenny McAlpine

Melbourne Enterprise Fellow (Interactive Comp)
Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music
Contemporary Music and Chiptune
music
arts & humanities
chiptune
music education
video games
adaptive music
music technology
accessibility
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A/Prof

Kenny McAlpine

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Musicology
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A/Prof

Kenny McAlpine

 

Kenny McAlpine joined Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in February 2019 as Melbourne Enterprise Fellow in Interactive Composition. He is an award-winning composer, writer, broadcaster, musician, and technologist who has scored for theatre, film, and video games.

Since completing a PhD in algorithmic and procedural music composition at the University of Glasgow, a project that brought together his love of music, maths and technology, he has continued to work at the point where different disciplines collide: he was part of the team that launched the world's first video game degrees; he has developed interactive soundtracks for live theatre, film and video game; produced bagpipe music for the Beijing Olympics, and he created a music-streaming app for newborn babies and young children for the Scottish Government and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He is passionate about opening up access to our shared cultural heritage, and to this end, has worked with the National Trust in London to build a unique digital harpsichord that allows visitors to play a fragile historic collection with no risk of damage to the originals. When he’s not fiddling with ancient keys, Kenny can generally be found rolling around Port Phillip Bay on a bike or indulging in a spot of therapeutic bread-making.

Projects

Displaying the 2 most recent projects by Kenny McAlpine.

Additional Information

Hearing Historic Scotland: Recreating the sounds of lost environments. 2020 Global Atelier Fund,

0,000, 2019. Yamaha Australia Engagement Project: Online music learning. Yamaha Discretionary Funding. $6,000, 2019. MusicWorks: Supporting Students' Musical Career Paths Through Technology-Enhanced Authentic Learning. Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Dean’s Discretionary Fund,
2,000, 2019. Space, Place, Sound and Memory: Immersive Experiences of the Past. AHRC Immersive Experiences, follow-on funding for impact £60,000, 2018. Space, Place, Sound and Memory: Immersive Experiences of the Past. AHRC Immersive Experiences, £120993.61, 2017. Project Hubbard. Kickstarter, £81,776, 2017. Engage+. CES Research Studentship, The Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities, £65,000, 2017. In and Out of Space: Critical Approaches to Spatiality in Sound and Image. SGSAH Cohort Development Fund, £4171.20, 2016. CLS: Evaluation Technology-Rich Learning Spaces in the Curriculum. ATLEF Small Research Grant (commissioned), £8108, 2016. Étudiants sans Frontières: A Technologically-mediated approach to remote creative project work. ATLEF Small Research Grant and DePaul Global Development Fund, £18607.04, 2016. Erasmus Teaching Mobility Grant, £1500, 2016. Performance and Play. Research Studentship, The Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities, £60,000, 2015. Connecting Performance and Play. R-LINCS Pump-primer award, £3000, 2015. Virtual Agents. Research Studentship, Alison Armstrong Trust, £55,000, 2009. Clash Music: Digital Archiving of Contemporary Music Ethnography. Small research project grant, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, £800, 2008. KIDI: Using Music Technology to Open Access to Music Heritage. Project grant, The National Trust, £120,000, 2008. KIDI: Using Music Technology to Open Access to Music Heritage. Travel Grant, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, £810, 2007. Artist in Residence Award, The Leverhulme Trust, £24,000, including matched funding from the Patrick Allan Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust, 2006. White Space. EU Capital Development Funding, £2.5m (as part of the Whitespace development group, with personal responsibility for the Whitespace Recording Studio, c. £750,000), 2005. Burnishing the Lamp of Memory: Documentation and Preservation in a Digital Age. Events Funding, Dundee Ambassadors’ Programme, £12,000, 2005. JazzDUP: An online system of music publishing and distribution. Commercial Readiness Award, Scottish Enterprise, £50,000, 2005. Clement Matchett’s Virginals Book. Indemnity Grant Against Publishing Losses, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, £2000, 2004. New Research Area Competition, University of Abertay Research Development Fund, £35,000, 2002. Baddeck Creativity Conference. Travel grant, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, £1500, 2001.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Kenny McAlpine.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

Abertay University Student-led Teaching Award (Outstanding Teacher)

2013

UADSA Friendship Quaich

2005

Best Animation, Global Digital Cities Network Award

1997

Best Audio, Game Developer UK

1996

Mathematics Prize, University of Glasgow

1994

Astronomy Prize, University of Glasgow

2017

FRSA - Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts


2015

SFHEA - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Melbourne Enterprise Fellow (Interactive Comp)

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Member

Association of Art Historians

Member

Audio Engineering Society

Education

Education


Higher Education Teaching

University of Abertay Dundee

Doctor of Philosophy in Formalised and Algorithmic Composition

The University of Glasgow

BSc (Hons.) in Mathematics (First Class)

The University of Glasgow

Associate Diploma in Piano

London College of Music

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