Morphons & Bions (2011) – by Kerry Hagan

At the end of March, Kerry presented “Aesthetic and Philosophical Implications of Noise in Morphons and Bions” at the Music, Mind, and Invention workshop in New Jersey. This paper detailed the thoughts behind her most recent work for computer, Morphons and Bions. It is available online at

This work was premiered at the Limerick Soundings event at the same time. It will have its Canadian premiere on August 15 at the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium. For folks in Europe, it will also be part of the Computer Art Congress-3, held November 26-28 in Paris, France.

About Kerry Hagan

Kerry is a composer and researcher working in both acoustic and computer media. She develops real-time methods for spatialization and stochastic algorithms, and studies the aesthetics and history of electronic music. She holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of California, San Diego, where she worked with Roger Reynolds, Chaya Czernowin, Miller Puckette, and F. Richard Moore. She also worked with Marc Battier at the Sorbonne as a Visiting Researcher. Currently, Kerry is a Lecturer at the University of Limerick in the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre (formerly CCMCM). Current research includes real-time stochastic methods for music composition and sound synthesis, spatialization techniques for 3D sounds, and electronic/electroacoustic musicology.