Duncan Chapman is a composer and sound artist who regularly works with leading music organisations throughout the world. Much of his work results in sound installations, recordings and live performances. Recent projects include co-directing large-scale performance projects for Casa da Música (Porto) and at the 2018 Sonophilia festival in Lincoln.
Duncan’s other numerous projects include Dark Januaries, an annual personal composition project with Isabel Jones ; Rising Breath with Stewart Collinson and Mike McInerney Performances with Supriya Nagarajan (Manasamitra) for the lullabies project in the UK and at the Ultima Festival (Oslo); the Kamppi "Chapel of Silence" (Helsinki) and orchestration of Indian lullabies (Iceland Symphony Orchestra). The audio-visual piece Mode 5 Down the Mountain was selected for the 2016 Drone Cinema Festival and released on a Silent Records compilation. Duncan is also currently involved in touring White Cane (Salamanda Tandem).
Duncan is a contributor to courses at De Montfort & York Universities and has been involved in many music education development projects with Sonic Arts Network (Sonic Postcards) Sound and Music (Minute of Listening, Listen Imagine Compose) and Aberdeen, Goldsmiths and Limerick Universities.
Recent solo performances and presentations include Lead: Gold @ Listen to the Voice of Fire: Alchemy in Sound Art 2017 (National Library of Wales), Sonifying myself @ The Music of Sound, a sonification symposium 2017 (Oxford University) and gigs at Weird Garden (Lincoln) and the X-12 all night drone music festival in Gainsborough.
Current projects include: a performance project for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival further work with the Lullabies project in the UK and Portugal, ongoing work with De Montfort University on the pan-Eu Interfaces project and mentoring two composers (for Sound and Music) writing pieces for the Paraorchestra.