Dr Kevin Malone

Reader in Composition

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Biography

Kevin Malone was born in New York and read mathematics and computer science at university before changing to a music degree programme.

Between the awards of BMus in Analysis from the New England Conservatory in Boston and MMus in Composition from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for composition and saxophone studies at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris.

He returned to England where he earned a PhD in Composition from Goldsmiths' College University of London. The most influential composition teachers throughout early academia were William Bolcom, Morton Feldman and Leslie Bassett.  He was Music Director of the Brecht Company in America in the 1980s during which time he also developed skills for composing for film.  He was also Music Director of the new music ensemble Cambridge Circus in the 1990s.  

Malone lives in Manchester and regularly engages with public and social concerns through music-making and radio discussion.

Further information

Commercial recordings

  • A Clockwork Operetta (solo CD, Metier)
  • The Music of 9/11, Vol.1 (solo CD, Metier)
  • Opus opera and other string quartets (solo CD, Prima facie)
  • Chorus: Testimonies in voice-sculptures (solo CD, ASC Classical Series)
  • Noise Reduction (Harwood)
  • Saturday Soundtrack (Forsyth)
  • Four Pieces for Cello (Centaur)
  • Fast Forward (ASC Classical Series)
  • The Last Memory (ASC Classical Series)
  • Eighteen Minutes (Campion)
  • Aims, Goals, Targets and Objectives (Campion)

Contact details

Email khmalone@aol.com (compositional) or kevin.malone@manchester.ac.uk (university)

External positions

Member, Editorial Board "Ukrainian Musicology", Tchaikovsky Ukrainian National Academy of Music

1 May 2017 → …

Committee Member, Greater Manchester Humanists

1 Aug 2015 → …

Trustee, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra

1 Jun 2015 → …

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