Mackenzie Enns

PhD Candidate
Musicology
Office: TC 422
Email: menns7@uwo.ca


Mackenzie Enns is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the University of Western Ontario. His research interests include scoring for visual media, popular musicology, interactive composition and 20th-century music history. He draws on all these interests -- as well as a passion for video games -- to study "game scoring," or the act of composing music for and through gaming. Mack's dissertation research focuses on game scoring as both software programming and aleatoric, or "chance" composition.

In his spare time, Mack performs visual accompaniment for music concerts in Toronto and London, Ontario, using software developed for Nintendo systems from the 1980s and 90s. He also enjoys creating continuous "mash-up" mixes of video game music combined with hip-hop.