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More About Pinchbeck, Shawn
Shawn Pinchbeck is an electroacoustic music composer, sound artist, sound designer, recording engineer, media artist, curator and educator specialising in sound art, immersive audio and computer interactive art. His career has spanned more than 30 years, which has allowed him to explore many facets of his field.
His award-winning compositions, performances and gallery installations have been presented widely across Canada and Europe at festivals, conferences and in galleries. He has eight album releases to his name and has appeared on numerous compilations and collaborations including the 1999 The Final Solstice on World Serpent Records with Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade) and David Tibet (Current 93). His music was featured in the 2003 Genie Award-winning film The Corporation. He has received artist grants from the Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canada Council for the Arts. His prizes include the Edmonton Artist Trust Fund Award (2004, 2013), Telus-Arts of the Future Award (1997), Telus Courage to Innovate Award (2013), and with the Fine 5 Dance Theatre Best Dance Performance in Estonia in 2009 for their work Phases. In 2019, he is releasing the album Gem with Rose McDowall on the UK label Glass Modern Records.
Dr. Pinchbeck has a Master of Music (2004) and Ph.D. (2014) degrees in Music Composition from the University of Birmingham, where he studied with Dr. Erik Oña and Dr. Jonty Harrison. Since 2001, he has taught sonic arts and new media at several institutions, including: the Estonian Academy of Arts; the Baltic Film and Media School at Tallinn University; RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology; the Art Research Lab at Liepaja University; the University of Alberta, Alberta University of the Arts and Grande Prairie Regional College.
Shawn Pinchbeck was a founding member of the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) in his home city of Edmonton, AB and currently sits as its President. He also is the Treasurer of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community based in Montreal, QC.