Matthew Fairclough is a composer and the Director of Music Technology. He lectures on the creative applications of Music Technologies in both Popular and Classical music. His research is practice-based focusing on composing for acoustic instruments with real-time electronic processing.
Matthew founded and is Artistic Director of the Open Circuit Festival, a festival of new music, sonic art and audio-visual media, which runs annually at the University of Liverpool. Matthew regularly works with many high profile performers, composers and organisations. These have included Joanna MacGregor, Andy Sheppard, Joby Burgess, Jonathan Harvey, Luciano Berio, Britten Sinfonia, Psappha, Ensemble 10/10, Smith Quartet and Sound Intermedia.