Kerry is a composer and researcher working in both acoustic and computer media. She develops real-time methods for spatialization and stochastic algorithms, and studies the aesthetics and history of electronic music. Recent works include a real-time stochastically generated work for computer alone and a bass solo. Current music projects include a piece for clarinet and computer, saxophone and computer, and computer music from large, complex data sets.
She holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of California, San Diego, where she worked with Roger Reynolds, Chaya Czernowin, Miller Puckette, and F. Richard Moore. She also worked with Marc Battier at the Sorbonne as a Visiting Researcher.
Currently, Kerry is a Lecturer at the University of Limerick in the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre. She is also the Course Director for the Structured PhD in Science and Engineering. Kerry founded the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association, where she now serves as President.
Current research includes real-time stochastic methods for music composition and sound synthesis, spatialization techniques for 3D sounds (see SpADE), and electronic/electroacoustic musicology.