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

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - Music Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
Email
mark.hannesson@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0497
Address
3-59 Fine Arts Building
8807 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2C9

Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - Music Dept
Email
mark.hannesson@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

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 the 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


Research

Areas of Research & Interest:

Acoustic Composition
Electroacoustic Composition
Human-Computer Interaction
Improvisation
Visual Representation of Music


Teaching

Areas of Instruction:
Composition
Music Technology

Ensemble Instruction:
XiMe (Experimental Improvisation Ensemble)


Courses

MUSIC 245 - Introduction to Music Technologies

Computer technology with a focus on MIDI, synthesis, and software programs for sequencing, music notation, audio recording and transformation, and music on the Internet. Prerequisites: ability to read music. Registration priority will be given to BMus (all routes), BMus/BEd, BEd Music Major/Minor, BA (Honors) Music Major and BA Music Major students.

Fall Term 2020
MUSIC 445 - Electroacoustic Music

Electroacoustic music techniques, history and repertoire. Prerequisite: consent of department. Registration priority will be given to BMus (all routes), BA (Honors) Music Major, BEd Music Major/Minor, BA Music Major and graduate students in Music.

Winter Term 2021
MUSIC 470 - Composition and Sonic Arts 2

Tutorial instruction in either acoustic or electronic free composition. Public performance of compositions is required. Prerequisite: MUSIC 270 (or equivalent) and consent of the Department based on portfolio review. Pre or corequisite: MUSIC 263. Registration priority given to BMus, BA (Honors) Music Major, BEd Music Major/Minor, and BA Music Major students.

Fall Term 2020
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.

Winter Term 2021
MUSIC 545 - Interactive Sounds and Systems

Seminar in the design and application of interactive musical systems using media languages such as Max/MSP or equivalent. Prerequisites: Music 445 or equivalent or consent of Department.

Fall Term 2020
MUSIC 570 - Composition and Sonic Arts 4

Tutorial instruction in either acoustic or electronic free composition. Public performance of compositions is required. Prerequisite: MUSIC 471 (or equivalent) and consent of the Department based on portfolio review. Normally, MUSIC 570 is available only to students in the Composition and Sonic Arts Route of the BMus program.

Fall Term 2020
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.

Winter Term 2021

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