Dr Norah Lorway

Job title
Lecturer, BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology
Email
Norah.Lorway@falmouth.ac.uk

Originally from Canada, Norah is a computer musician, composer and researcher who has performed at concerts, algoraves, festivals and installations throughout the UK, Canada, Australia, Slovenia, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, and Japan, amongst other countries.

Norah's research intersects live coding, gesture control and digital musical instrument design. She has worked with the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), founded various laptop ensembles in the UK and Canada and maintains an active performance career in Europe and Canada.

Before arriving at Falmouth, Norah was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), where she worked on several projects relating to instrument design, interactivity and live coding, funded by Canada Council for the Arts. She was also recipient of Canada Council's Robert Fleming Award for outstanding Canadian composer during this time. 

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2014
Ph.D
University of Birmingham
2010
Masters
University of Calgary
2007
B.Mus
Mount Allison University

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2014

Robert Fleming Prize for Outstanding Canadian Composer

Membership of external committees

SOCAN
ASCAP
ICMA

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My current research interests and expertise include live coding performance, digital instrument design, multichannel composition, software development for musical applications, acoustic ecology, smart design and e-textile creation. 

Research outputs

Externally funded research grants information

Year startingYear endingProject titleFunderValueCollaboratorsHESA Category
2014
2016
PIPE: Personal Interface for Performance Environments
Canada Council for the Arts