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Graham McKenzie

Graham McKenzie

Artistic Director & Chief Executive for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) since January 2006. Honorary Research Fellow University of Huddersfield since May 2008. Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (CCA) from 1997 – 2006 where he oversaw the £10.2 million redevelopment of the building.


Graham McKenzie is a curator and writer in the field of experimental and new music. Member of Réseau Varèse (2006 – 2015), and a member of the European Jazz Network. Programme Advisor to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Associate Member of Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM). Founding Member of Sounds Now. Co-Founder & Co-Director of Out Of The Machine Ltd a Consultancy and Production Company specialising in new music and bespoke events. Co-Founder & Co-Curator for sonic-a, Glasgow (2011 – 2015). Co-Founder of Glasgow Improviser’s Orchestra. Guest Artistic Director of the first edition of Bristol New Music (2014).


Graham regularly contributes to professional development and mentoring programmes for composers and artists, for a wide range of cultural organisations, universities and conservatoires, throughout the U.K. and Europe.


Graham McKenzie is a published playwright.


In July this year, Graham was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for services to contemporary and new music


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