Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Richard Baker Richard Baker is a leading figure on the British contemporary music scene as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He studied composition in the Netherlands with Louis Andriessen and in London with John Woolrich, and first drew significant attention with two early works – a trio, Los Rabanos (1998), performed and…

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Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy Brian Duffy is a conceptual artist and NESTA fellow, whose work involves live performance/installations/original music composition/and the creation of new musical instruments. Central themes in the work explore the limits of human sense data and the notion of perceptual habit. This work reveals the hidden world around us, by utilising modified and self…

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Modified Toy Orchestra

Modified Toy Orchestra

Modified Toy Orchestra Modified Toy Orchestra explores the hidden potential and surplus value latent inside redundant technology; a process creating sophisticated new electronic instruments from abandoned children’s toys. We have been at the forefront of a worldwide underground movement called circuit bending which involves rescuing children’s electronic toys and converting them into new strange and…

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Hélène Breschand

Helene Breschand

Hélène Breschand Hélène Breschand is a highly versatile musician who works across several genres, from contemporary music to Jazz. She has a career as both a soloist and a chamber musician and her works includes, improvisation, musical theatre and the visual arts. She works with composers such as Luciano Berio, Emmanuel Nunes, Yoshihisa Taira and…

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Simon Allen

Simon Allen

Simon Allen Simon Allen’s work in composition and performance is founded upon collaborative practice. As composer and director his latest commission Resonance At The Still Point Of Change for, live ensemble, voices and film was premiered as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Recent shows include WG Sebald’s The Rings Of Saturn (dir. Katie Mitchell, Cologne Schauspiel). Forthcoming is…

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Jamie McDermott

Jamie McDermott

Jamie McDermott Jamie McDermott the Yorkshire born visual artist, composer, and vocalist, known for his strikingly individual crooner meets counter-tenor voice. He is the creator of art- pop curiosity The Irrepressibles, a genre clashing “performance orchestra” who’s unique spectacles choreographed by McDermott – have been performed at many prestigious venues internationally (including UK commissions for…

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Lore Lixenberg

Lore Lixenberg

Lore Lixenberg Lore Lixenberg has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music-theatre, and works with many leading composers. She has performed internationally at many festivals including those of Salzburg, Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Aldeburgh, Witten, Edinburgh and Huddersfield, and at the Wien Modern and Oslo Ultima festivals. She has performed with orchestras and ensembles including the…

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