Graduate Students

Varun Kishore

CCT (Composition & Computer Technologies)



Varun Kishore is a composer from Kolkata, India. His work explores interdisciplinary approaches to music technology, literature, and the audiovisual, with a focus on designing frameworks for composition and improvisation to investigate what he sees as the ‘apocalyptic’ nature of creative practice. His current areas of interest include drone music, digital instrument and interface design, alternative notation, and video.

Varun is a graduate of the University of West London (BMus Popular Music Performance, 2012) and Goldsmiths, University Of London (MMus Creative Practice, 2019). He is currently a PhD candidate in the Composition and Computer Technologies program at the University of Virginia.


UVA Department of Music
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P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176