Nye Parry

Professorial Staff - Composition


Nye Parry


Nye Parry’s work encompasses sound installation, multimedia, concert works and numerous scores for contemporary dance. He has made sound installations for major museums including the National Maritime Museum, the Science Museum and the British Museum.

Much of his work focuses on musical structures, which can be navigated by the listener. The Exploded Sound, created during a period as research fellow at CRiSAP, University of the Arts, allows visitors to explore the inner structure (harmonics) of sound by walking among 60 small suspended loudspeakers and was premiered in Ljubljana in September 2012. The installation Significant Birds, exploring similar ideas, was created for the exhibition ILLUSION and has been shown in Dublin, San Diego, North Carolina and Kuala Lumpur. As a guest artist at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, has recently been developing this strand of work for multi-speaker concert performance.

His writing appears in books and journals including The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio, Organised Sound (CUP) and Playing With Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice (Cornerhouse) He lectures widely, including invited talks and workshops in Bangalore, Istanbul and Recife (Brazil) as well as at the BBC, Tate Modern and Tate Britain among others.

From 2003 – 2011 he led the MA in Sonic Arts at Middlesex University and also teaches reguarly at the Guildhall Scool of Music and Drama.

Qualifications/ Edcucational Background

  • PhD – Limits of Abstraction in Electroacoustic Music, City University, 2001
  • MA Music Technology, York 1988
  • BA Music, York 1987


Teaching Experience

Nye was programme leader for MA Sonic Arts at Middlesex University from 2003-11. He has also taught at Guildhall School of Music, Goldsmiths College, LCC, and Drake Music Project.

He has been an examiner at RSAMD and Birmingham Conservatoire. He has been at Trinity Laban since 2010.