Mark Hannesson, BMus (Brandon University), MMus (University of Alberta), DMA (University of British Columbia)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Music Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
3-59 Fine Arts Building
8807 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2C9



Mark Hannesson is a composer and sound artist who writes instrumental, electronic and mixed works. As well, he is an active performer of live electronic music. Originally from Winnipeg MB, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Music from Brandon University and a Master's degree in Composition at the University of Alberta. He completed a doctorate (DMA) in Composition at the University of British Columbia. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta teaching courses in Composition, Music Technology and Experimental Improvisation. He is a member of the Wandelweiser Collective ( ). Scores are available through Edition Wandelweiser (Germany). He has recorded on Eition Wandelweiser Records (Germany), Cyland Audio Archive (Russia), Modisti (Spain), the CEC (Canada) and BEAMS (Canada).

Selected Works

hidden intensions, exhibited at Exposicion Sonora multicanal: Circuito Electrovisiones, Fonoteca Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, May 4-29, 2009.

The Safety of Blankets, exhibited at Cyberfest 2012 – Sound Art, curated by Sergey Komarov. St. Petersburg, Russia, November 23-28, 2012.

Method and Madness, Gabe Wong art installation with sound and interactive element by Mark Hannesson. Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada: February 19, 2012-June 16, 2013


Areas of Research & Interest:

Acoustic Composition

Electroacoustic Composition

Human-Computer Interaction

Experimental Improvisation


Visual Representation of Music


Areas of Instruction:


Music Technology

Ensemble Instruction:

XiMe (Experimental Improvisation Ensemble)