Keith Acheson

Actor, Composer

Belfast, United Kingdom
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Battle Sequence Example

A short example of some music written for a battle sequence

01Battle Sequence Example
02Fantasy Example

Credits & experience

  • Ulster University : PhD in Composition
  • Ulster University : BMus (Hons)


Composer ability


Favourite genres
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Classical

I am a freelance composer, arranger, conductor and teacher. After obtaining a BMus (Hons) in 1996 I was awarded a PhD in Composition from the Ulster University in 2002, studying under composer David Morris.
I have also studied with the late James Wilson, Martijn Padding, Kalevi Aho and Ake Pamerud at the Ennis IMRO and ISCM World Composers’ Summer Schools.
Along with many pieces for choir, I have had work performed by the Ulster Orchestra, Gemini Ensemble, Arco String Quartet, HuuJ Ensemble, Philippa Davies, Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Brian Keenan.
Most recently I conducted the world premiere of my hour-long work ‘18’ for soprano, women’s choir, narrator, string quartet, piano and tape, at the Crumlin Road Gaol. Commissioned by Belfast City Council, it honoured the work of local suffragettes.
Check out more of my music on Soundcloud at OR
YouTube at
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