Scott Wilson


Canadian-born Scott Wilson is Reader in Electronic Music at the University of Birmingham. Primarily a composer, his works have been presented internationally, and include compositions for both instrumental and electroacoustic forces, as well as structured improvisations for networked music ensembles (usually with BEER, the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research). He is the director of the University’s Electroacoustic Studios and of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre), an internationally recognised loudspeaker orchestra. He is also active in the development of the SuperCollider computer music language, and was the lead editor of The SuperCollider Book, published by MIT Press. Recent projects include works for Xenia Pestova, the Fidelio Trio, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (with mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer), and (along with BEER) the Dark Matter project in collaboration with Art@CMS at CERN.