Born in Germany, Brian Inglis studied music at the University of Durham and composition at City University, London, receiving an MA in 1993 and a PhD in 1999. His principal teachers were John Casken and Roger Redgate (Durham); Simon Holt and Rhian Samuel (City). Outside academia, he has attended the Dartington International Summer School (studying with Stephen Montague and Miguel Mera), Aberystwyth’s Musicfest (studying with John Metcalfe) and the Dundaga Workshop (Latvia) in 2004 where he was interviewed for Latvian TV.
Brian first came to public attention as a composer when his ‘Responsory’ – setting words by St Hildegard of Bingen (about whom he has also written an opera) – was performed at the 1992 Huddersfield Festival. Since then Brian’s music has been heard at many other festivals and venues nationally and internationally. His music has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM and Bayern 2 (Germany).
From 2003 to 2007 Brian was a member of the electro-indie band Hicks Milligan- Prophecy – signed to Atomicduster Records (atomicduster.com). A senior lecturer at Middlesex University, Brian specialises in creative and analytical topics (see www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/inglis-brian). Through practice and research he explores an overarching interest in genre and identity.