Mark Hannesson, BMus (Brandon University), MMus (University of Alberta), DMA (University of British Columbia)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
3-59 Fine Arts Building
8807 - 112 St NWEdmonton ABT6G 2C9
Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
Director Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
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 (https://www.wandelweiser.de/home.html ). 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).
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:
Visual Representation of Music
Areas of Instruction:
XiMe (Experimental Improvisation Ensemble)
MUSIC 471 - Composition and Sonic Arts 3
Tutorial instruction in either acoustic or electronic free composition. Public performance of compositions is required. Prerequisite: MUSIC 470 and consent of the Department based on portfolio review. Pre or corequisite: MUSIC 445. Registration priority given to BMus, BA (Honors) Music Major, BEd.
MUSIC 571 - Composition and Sonic Arts 5
Tutorial instruction in either acoustic or electronic free composition. Public performance of works is required. Prerequisite: MUSIC 570 (or equivalent) and consent of the Department based on portfolio review. Normally, MUSIC 571 is available only to students in the Composition and Sonic Arts Route of the BMus program.
MUSIC 661 - Advanced Composition II
Prerequisite: MUSIC 660.
MUSIC 760B - Advanced Composition III
Restricted to DMus Composition students.
MUSIC 761 - Advanced Composition IV
Prerequisite: MUSIC 760. Restricted to DMus Composition students.