Alannah Marie Halay is an academic researcher, composer and sound artist who specialises in the avant-garde. She is the founder of the (Per)Forming Art Symposium, and is currently completing her PhD in Composition at the University of Leeds. Alannah has lectured in Composition, Counterpoint, and Musicology, and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her music has been performed in Denmark, England, the Netherlands, and Poland. In 2015, she was the winner of the “Yorkshire Young Sinfonia Composition Competition” in England, and her composition Parallax Error (2014) for any four-string bowed instrument was selected for the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy in the Netherlands.