Steven Campbell : Associate Artist
Steven Campbell (b. August 27th,1961) studied composition with Claudio Pompili and Ann Ghandar at the University of New England, New South Wales, completing a Bachelor of Music with Honours in 1989. In 1993 he was awarded a research scholarship, and in 1998 completed his PhD. thesis concerning computer realised composition algorithms.
His composition output spans various genres, initially focusing on works for chamber ensembles in both traditional and electro-acoustic environments. An ongoing interest in electronic and computer music has resulted in various electronic compositions and has led to his current research area - the development of a music technology system based on the work of UK composer/technologist Rolf Gehlhaar, and the development of compositions specifically for this system.
As a performer (guitar and double bass) he has experience in numerous musical styles including jazz, rock, classical and electro-acoustic music. Further performance interests include computer-assisted composition, and the use of computers in live performance.
As an educator, he has had extensive experience in private teaching; in composition, music technology, theory, and guitar. He has experience in secondary teaching, having gained his Graduate Diploma in Education in 1992, and teaching in Wagga in 1993. In the tertiary sector, he was employed as a casual lecturer at the University of New England from 1990, and in 1999 relocated to Townsville where he is currently Program Leader and Lecturer in Music at James Cook University.
Biography provided by the composer