Dr Michael McInerney

Dr Michael McInerney

Lecturer In Music

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Dr Mike McInerney plays shakuhachi and piano. Has studied mathematics and music at the University of York and has a Ph. D from Dartington College of Arts. He has studied with the composer Frank Denyer, the shakuhachi player Yoshikazu Iwamoto, the pianist Jo Peach M. Phil. B. Mus LRAM, and the enlightened Zen calligraphy master, Tanchu Terayama.

Professional membership


Teaching interests

UG Stage 1 Modules
Developing Musicianship, Landmarks of Western Music, Performance Studies

UG Stage 2 Modules
Composition, Performance, Independent Study for Musicians

UG Stage 3 Modules
Composition, Music Aesthetics and Analysis
Pathway leader for BA Music : Composition

Other teaching interests: Music of Japan, Music of Bali, Music of Melanesia

Research interests

  • The shakuhachi as an interface with live technology
  • The place of noise in musical composition
  • The limits of musical notation
  • The work of the composer and visual artist, Anestis Logothetis (1921 – 1994)
  • Zen and arts practice
  • Connections between music, dance and the visual arts
  • Radical and innovative strands in twentieth century music

Research groups

  • Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research (HuMPA)
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research

Scholarly Editions
McInerney M 2010 Anestis Logothetis: Permutationen (1957) for clarinet and percussion. Athens: Hellenic Music Centre
Conference Papers
McInerney M 2013 'The Consistent Interpretative in the Graphic Scores of Anestis Logothetis' Tribute to Anestis Logothetis Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens 08/06/2012 09/06/2012
McInerney M 0 'Shakuhachi as a Noise and Technology Interface' European Shakuhaci Society Summer School SOAS, London 28/07/2011 31/07/2011
McInerney M 0 'Articulating Noise and the Breakdown of the Interpretive Order' CETT, Central School of Music and Drama, University of London 21/04/2009 23/04/2009
McInerney, M., Douglas-Green, R., Lord, M. & Neil & M. 20120211 20120211 The Logothetis Project. Plymouth New Music Festival 2012
McInerney M, Douglas-Green R, Lord M & Neil M 20111020 20111021 The Logothetis Project. Neue Töne Open, Stuttgart
McInerney M & Lord M 20110212 20110212 Interfaces (2001) (duet version). Plymouth New Music Festival 2011
McInerney M, Chapman D & Collinson S 20100915 20100915 Rising Breath. ICCI 360 Festival, Plymouth
McInerney M, Collinson S & Chandler E 20100428 20100428 Tenderly (2010). Studio 3, Dartington College of Arts
McInerney M, Upton L & Drever JL 20091114 20091114 Hypothetical. Goldsmiths, University of London
McInerney M, Collinson S & Chapman D 20090924 20090929 Turning Breath. Sonic Arts EXPO, Leeds
McInerney M & Neil M 20090506 20090506 Abyss Transfigured (with Insects) (2009) piano+. Contemporary Piano Series, Universiyty of Plymouth
McInerney M & Neil M 20090506 20090506 Flying Predator (2009). Contemporary Piano Series, University of Plymouth
McInerney M & Cloke J 20080606 20080608 Resonating Spaces. Falmouth Liveart 2008
McInerney M & Sayer T 20070411 20080930 Moving the Sun and the Traffic. Digital resources for the Humanities and Arts, Dartington College of Arts,Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth
McInerney M 2012 Music for a Very Large Space.
McInerney M & Collinson S 2010 Tenderly.
McInerney M & Neil M 2009 Abyss Transfigured (with Insects) piano+.
McInerney M & Douglas-Green R 2009 Flying Predator.