Kevin Leomo


Kevin is a Scottish-Filipino composer of experimental music based in Glasgow. He is undertaking a PhD in composition at the University of Glasgow with Jane Stanley and Drew Hammond. Kevin's practice research is exploring is the concept of liminality, a state of transition or in-between space. Kevin is interested in silence, fragility, perception, approaches to listening, and non-standard notation. 

Kevin’s works have been performed by The Hermes Experiment, Quartteto Maurice, Ensemble Okeanos, Tacet(i) Ensemble, Glasgow New Music Expedition, Atlas Ensemble, Society for New Korean Music, Red Note Ensemble, Trio Abstrakt, and Psappha Ensemble. His music has been performed at festivals including Sound Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Bienal Música Hoje, The Dear Green Bothy, Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, Sound Thought, KLANGRAUM, imupls Festvial, and played on BBC Radio 3 In Tune.

Kevin his participated in composition courses including Psappha’s Composing for Sitar and Flute Schemes, International Composition Institute of Thailand, Divergent Composition Studio, Irish Composition Summer School, Atlas Lab, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, International Percussion Institute Sound Lab, and CoMA Composers Course.

He has presented his research at conferences such as the Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference, Being Human Festival, University of Hull Music and Intercultural Practice Symposium, European Researchers’ Night, Scottish Association for Music Education Conference, and the University of Glasgow’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference.

In addition to composing, Kevin is passionate about music education. He works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Glasgow, teaching composition and orchestration, as well as co-directing the Scottish Young Composers Project. He has also delivered education projects for Chamber Music Scotland and Sound Festival. 

Kevin also manages the new music series Sound Thought, which is dedicated to promoting the practice and research of postgraduates working in music and sound.