15 April 2014
Three Cardiff composition alumni have been chosen for a Sound and Music scheme highlighting some of the most exciting early to mid-career composers working in Britain today.
Coming from an enormous range of musical backgrounds, Sound and Music's New Voices for 2014 have each been composer-in-residence with one of Britian's leading creative organisations through Sound and Music's Embedded or Portfolio programmes, selected through a highly competitive open process to create new work with and for their hosts.
The Cardiff alumni selected are Eloise Gynn, Sarah Lianne Lewis, and Jack White.
Eloise Nancie Gynn completed her undergraduate studies and her Masters in Composition (2008) at the School of Music. Having been selected as one of six composers on the LSO Discovery Panufnik Scheme in 2010, Eloise's work Sakura was recorded and released on LSO Live, 'The Panufnik Legacies'. Following this, she was awarded a commission for which she composed Anahata, premiered on the main stage by the LSO at the Barbican in 2013, conducted by Nicholas Collon. She is currently working on a viola concerto for Jenny Lewisohn, and a piece for the choir MusArc, through Sound and Music's Portfolio Scheme.
Read Eloise's graduate profile to find out more about her composition studies at Cardiff:
Sarah Lianne Lewis graduated from Cardiff University in 2011 with a Masters in Composition, having previously completed her undergraduate studies here. In 2013, Sarah was a Sound and Music Portfolio composer with Juice vocal ensemble, and resident composer with the Bristol Saxophone Ensemble through Making Music's 'Adopt a Composer' project, supported by Sound and Music and the PRS Foundation. She was also involved in the 'Aldeburgh English Song Project 2013', run by the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme, in association with the Brunel Institute of Composing and Dartington Summer Music.
Jack White's postgraduate studies have been undertaken at Cardiff University where he has recently finished his PhD in composition. Jack is currently working with Sound And Music as an 'Embedded' artist having completed a development scheme with BBC Symphony Orchestra. As one of only three selected composers, he worked throughout 2011-12 on a piece called 'Digital Dust'. This piece uses the orchestra to replicate digital effects used in audio processing such as reverbs, delays and time-stretching programs.