Clovis McEvoy is a 30-year-old composer, lecturer and sound engineer based in Auckland.
Clovis currently lectures at Auckland University School of Music in the field of sonic arts and music production. He specialises in the field of live electronics, designing customised music software for the purpose of interactive performances and installations. In both 2013 and 2017 Clovis was selected to travel to Paris, France to study and participate in IRCAM’s Manifeste-Acadamie arts festival.
Clovis has worked with, and has been commissioned to write for, members of the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, and has written soundtracks for short films, documentaries and live theatre, including the 2013 Fringe Festival play 'Gorge' and the 2015 Auckland Theatre Company production ‘BED’ and the Marvellous Theatre Group production 'Awake'.
Clovis has placed three times in the Douglas Lilburn composition prize, taking first place in 2014. In 2015, Clovis’ work Conflux (2014) was selected for performance at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival in South Korea. In 2017, Clovis’ work Flâneur (2012) was selected for the Mise-en Festival in New York City, USA, and the Forum Wallis Swiss Contemporary Music Festival in Leuk, Switzerland. Clovis has also been selected to present his current research into the integration of virtual reality and electroacoustic music at the 2017 Electroacoustic Music Network conference in Nagoya, Japan.
Clovis was the 2017 recipient of the APRA-AMCOS Professional Development Award in contemporary composition.