Cee Haines

Tutor in Sound Art and Comp with Tech

Email: [email protected]

CHAINES (Cee Haines, they/them) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist based in Manchester UK, who writes surreal and fantastical electronica and electro-acoustic music. In June 2019 they won an Oram award from the PRS Foundation and BBC New Radiophonic workshop for innovation in music, sound and related technologies. Their album, ‘The King’, was received with enthusiastic critical praise; it was ranked in FACT magazine’s top 25 albums of 2018’s first quarter, was made Boomkat’s album of the week, and Robert Barry of The Wire called it ‘vast in scope, rich in execution’. Their live performance has been called ‘a mesmeric collage of ecclesiastical beauty and creeping dread’ by the Guardian.

In addition to their solo electronic work, CHAINES has also worked extensively with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Commissions for the LCO have always been electro-acoustic in nature, using both small and orchestral scale ensembles with electronics, premiering works at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms, 2018), Tate Modern (Uniqlo’s Tate Lates series, 2017) and the Roundhouse (Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, 2016).

Personal Website

Current and Future Research

  • Electronic and electro-acoustic music
  • Interactive audio and audio in video games
  • Multimudea projects
  • Composition for new electronic instruments

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Composition with Synthesis and Found Sound
  • Electro-acoustic composition and live improvisation to moving image
  • Electro-acoustic music for live performance

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Because The Internet; a look at how the internet cultivates music and art
  • Sound, gaming and Unity basics

Professional Activity

Member of Brighter Sound’s EDI Board and advisor with Launchpad:Leeds.