Martin Iddon was born in Manchester in 1975. He studied composition and musicology at the Universities of Cambridge and Durham and studied composition privately with Steve Martland, Chaya Czernowin, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. Iddon was appointed Lecturer in Music at University College Cork in 2005, moving to Lancaster University in 2006, and the University of Leeds in 2009, where he is Professor of Music and Aesthetics. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, and Australasia by Ensemble SurPlus, Distractfold, ekmeles, the Kairos Quartett, Ensemble Interface, Heather Roche, Eva Zöllner, Rei Nakamura, Jeffrey Gavett, and others. His CD, pneuma, was released in 2014. Between 2006 and 2009, Iddon was a shortlisted composer of the Society for the Promotion of New Music and was a finalist in the 2012 Christoph Delz Foundation Competition for Composers. His books New Music at Darmstadt and John Cage and David Tudor are both published by Cambridge University Press. His music is published by Composers Edition.
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