Michael Cryne

Dr Michael Cryne

  • 01202 965044
  • mcryne at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer In Music and Sound Production
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Biography

Michael is a British composer based in Bourmemouth. He writes music for the Concert Hall, Game, Film and TV. Recent projects include 'The Hanged', his first feature film, and 'Star Wars: Shrouded Destiny' (co-composer with Peter Due). He is currently working on 'Dewborne Dawn' a metroidvania-style platformer.

He did Doctoral study in composition under the supervision of Mark Bowden and Helen Grime at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work includes acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions. He is a graduate of both London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik (2014/5) and London Philharmonic Orchestra Leverhulme (2015/16) young composer schemes, and was selected for the 2017/8 PRS Accelerate scheme, writing As Kingfishers Catch Fire for the Berkeley ensemble. He was the winner of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 2017/18 Composers Hub scheme, and the orchestra gave the premier of Open the Eastern Windows in November 2018.

Other recent works include Frost Flower for the Laefer Quartet, Celia’s Toyshop for the Riot Ensemble, In Cloud Light for Psappha ensemble, Slipstream for Ruthless Jabiru (as part of Sound and Music’s portfolio scheme), Prism for the Molinari String Quartet and Tendrils for the Kaleidoscope saxophone quartet...

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Conferences

  • Gibson, D. and Cryne, M., 2022. Game Sound: Working Practices, Technologies, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities. In: Sound and Music for Immersive Storytelling (SAMIS) 5-6 July 2022 Virtual Conference.
  • Cryne, M. and Gibson, D., 2022. Game Sound: Working Practices, Technologies, Challenges and Emerging Opportunities. In: Sound and Music for Immersive Storytelling 5-6 July 2022 University of York.

Performances

  • Cryne, M.. Concert Performance of 'In Cloud Light'. Festival SonAlgimia, Spain. 26 June 2021.
  • Cryne, M.. Concert Performance of Music from Star Wars: Shrouded Destiny (Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra). DR Concert House, Copenhagen. 12-14 November 2021.
  • Cryne, M.. Concert Performance of Elizabeth Drew Stoddard Song Cycle. St. Bride's Church, London. 19 November 2021.
  • Cryne, M.. Med Lukkede Ojne. Choral Concert. Musikhuset København (Copenhagen). 19 June 2022.
  • Cryne, M.. Ave Maris Stella. Choral Concert. St Pancras Parish Church, NW1 2BA. 13 May 2022.
  • Cryne, M.. Fear No More. Concert Performance. St Mary-At-Hill, London EC3R 8EE. 28 October 2022.

Compositions

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Music Industry Awareness

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Episode 93: The Hip-Hop Orchestra Presents, 10th August 2021 (10 Aug 2021)

Memberships