Dr Michael McInerney

Dr Michael McInerney

Lecturer In Music

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Dr Mike McInerney plays shakuhachi and piano. Has studied mathematics and music at the University of York and has a Ph. D from Dartington College of Arts. He has studied with the composer Frank Denyer, the shakuhachi player Yoshikazu Iwamoto, the pianist Jo Peach M. Phil. B. Mus LRAM, and the enlightened Zen calligraphy master, Tanchu Terayama.

Professional membership


Teaching interests

Modal Composition
Large-scale closed forms in composition
Music notation for composition
Music semiotics
Early Western Notation
Balinese Kebyar Gamelan
Traditional Classical Music of Japan
Music and Film

Research interests

  • The shakuhachi as an interface with live technology
  • The place of noise in musical composition
  • The limits of musical notation
  • The work of the composer and visual artist, Anestis Logothetis (1921 – 1994)
  • Zen and arts practice
  • Connections between music, dance and the visual arts
  • Radical and innovative strands in twentieth century music

Research groups

  • Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research (HuMPA)
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research

Key publications are highlighted

McInerney M 2015 'New Notational Strategies for New Interpretative Paradigms: Revisiting the scores of Anestis Logothetis (1921 - 1994)' Perspectives of New Music 53, (1) 99-120
Conference Papers
McInerney M 2013 'The Consistent Interpretative Aesthetic in the Graphic Scores of Anestis Logothetis' Tribute to Anestis Logothetis Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens 08/06/2012 09/06/2012
McInerney M 2011 'Shakuhachi as a Noise and Technology Interface' European Shakuhaci Society Summer School SOAS, London 28/07/2011 31/07/2011
McInerney M 2009 'Articulating Noise and the Breakdown of the Interpretive Order' CETT, Central School of Music and Drama, University of London 21/04/2009 23/04/2009
20150712 0 Logothetis Ensemble. KünstlerHaus Schloss Wiepersdorf : Displaced2015
20150307 20151121 Lullaby: The Singing Bowl. Phipps Hall, Huddersfield; Otley Courthouse; Batley Festival; Wakefield Lit Fest; York Minster Chapter House
20150301 0 Piano:Forest. Plymouth Contemporary Music Fesitval 2015 : Bio-Music
20141120 0 Logothetis Ensemble. Berghain, Berlin : Faithful!2014
20140209 0 Logothetis Ensemble. Plymouth Contemporary Music Festival 2014 : Thinking Music
20140124 0 Logothetis Ensemble. Alte Schmiede, Vienna
20130817 0 Logothetis Ensemble. NK, 57 Elsenstrasse, Neue Kölln, Berlin
20120908 20120909 Listening for Lost Voices. Die Teufelsberg Heri-Tage, Teufelsberg, Berlin
20120817 0 Wind and Water in 360°. ICCI Arena, Weymouth Pavilions, Weymouth
20120211 0 The Logothetis Project. Plymouth New Music Festival 2012
20111214 0 Open Ears. Shoreditch Church, London E1 6JN
20111020 20111021 The Logothetis Project. Neue Töne Open, Stuttgart
20110212 0 Interfaces (2001) (duet version). Plymouth New Music Festival 2011
20100915 20100915 Rising Breath. ICCI 360 Festival, Plymouth
20100428 20100428 Tenderly (2010). Studio 3, Dartington College of Arts
20091114 20091114 Hypothetical. Goldsmiths, University of London
20090924 20090929 Turning Breath. Sonic Arts EXPO, Leeds
20090506 20090506 Flying Predator (2009). Contemporary Piano Series, University of Plymouth
20090506 0 Abyss Transfigured (with Insects) (2009) piano+. Contemporary Piano Series, University of Plymouth
20080606 20080608 Resonating Spaces. Falmouth Liveart 2008
20070411 20080930 Moving the Sun and the Traffic. Digital resources for the Humanities and Arts, Dartington College of Arts,Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth
0 Abyss Transfigured (with Insects) piano+.
0 Anestis Logothetis: Permutationen (1957) for clarinet and percussion.
0 Flying Predator.
0 Listening for Lost Voices.
0 Music for a Very Large Space.
0 Piano:Forest.
0 Tenderly.