Alexis was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution in Media Innovation at the 2015 Media Innovation Awards in November, for his work over the last few years in music, technology and science:
“Composer and filmmaker Dr Alexis Kirke has a reputation for thinking outside the box and is a true pioneer of digital innovation. Referred to by one reviewer as the “Philip K. Dick of contemporary music”, his work has achieved national and international notoriety, helping to place Plymouth University (and the wider city and region) in the global spotlight as a hub of computer music excellence.
Himself a Plymouth graduate, and now Senior Research Fellow within the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, his projects are always eye-catching, always discussion-generating, and always achieved through partnerships with a startling variety of organisations.
All of these projects have won, or been nominated for, regional and national accolades, and all have been performed at high-profile venues or events including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Mansion House in the capital, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and the University’s own Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.
Blending digital innovation with social and societal impact, Dr Alexis Kirke has achieved a deserved reputation for creating outstanding works which use the arts in new and exciting ways to generate an enhanced understanding of the world around us.”