Dr. Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer, lecturer and music technologist. Jenn works as the Programme Director for BA Music Performance and Production at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where she teaches composition and music technology. Her output includes contemporary instrumental composition, electroacoustic music, sound art, noise music, laptop orchestra performance and solo live electronics. Her work has been performed in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Jenn is very active in the performance of electronic music as a performer and a sofware developer. She builds software and re-purposes controllers as musical interfaces to create and perform theatrical and often humourous live electronic music.
Jenn is an active member of the Irish Composers' Collective and the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association. She is founder and director of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, a performing member of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra and a committee member of the Association of Irish Composers. Jenn also serves on the board of the International Alliance of Women in Music.
Jenn holds PhD in Composition from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc in Music Technology from the University of Limerick, a BSc in Software Development from Limerick Institute of Technology and a Certificate in Teaching and Learning Support.
Listen to Jenn's recent EP release under the alias of Cyted here.