About

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I’m a writer and composer from Northern Ireland and currently based in Belfast. You can get in touch with me here.

You can find examples of my writing and music on this site. Selected works can also be found on my Bandcamp page.

I am a member of the Irish Composers Collective and the Association of Irish Composers. My music is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.

Biography

Christopher McAteer (b.1988) is a composer from the north coast of Northern Ireland. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, his work has been performed across the UK and Ireland, receiving awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2013) and West Cork Festival Composition Bursary (2014). During 2015, he wrote the libretto and score for a new opera based on the life of Roger Casement, with funding from Arts Council Ireland. He was a Moving on Music Emerging Artist during 2017/18.

His music has been performed by ensembles including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Kirkos Ensemble, and Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra.

As of September 2018, he is undertaking a PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. His research focuses on the political aesthetics of the Arctic and a posthumanist critique of wilderness.

 

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