Embedded Autumn 2014
We are pleased to announce the following composers have been selected to work with Club Inégales and Hampshire Music Service:
Michael Betteridge for Hampshire Music Service
Michael Betteridge has since been chosen as one of Sound and Music's 2015 New Voices. To view Michael's profile click here.
If you'd like to know more about Sound and Music's New Voices scheme click here to visit the British Music Collection website.
Anna Dolphin for Hampshire Music Service
Anna is a music and arts facilitator and educator specialising in creative acousticand digital music, sound making, and multi-media projects. Anna believes in theimportance of access to creative participation for all and has worked in a range ofsettings including healthcare, education, youth groups, early years, and outreachprojects.
As an artist, musician, sound recordist and sound designer Anna has workedacross mediums that include installations, audio-visual interactive art works,composition, and collaborative projects.Qualifications include Certificate in Music Workshop Skills, Masters in StudioComposition (Goldsmiths), BA Hons in Music and Visual Art, Diploma in JazzStudies.
Alex Roth for Club Inégales
As a guitarist, composer, improviser, bandleader and interdisciplinary artist Alex Roth is carving out a unique place for himself within the UK's contemporary music scene. Drawing inspiration from dance, flm, literature and visual art as well as a wide range of musical traditions, Alex's work ranges across boundaries, and he regularly collaborates with leading fgures from the jazz, improv, contemporary classical, alternative folk and electronic music communities. More recently he has begun to explore ways of placing his music within a wider artistic context, developing a multimedia practice that includes work with choreographers, designers and digital artists.
Many of Alex's compositions have been written for the ensembles he leads or co-leads: jazztronica quintet Otriad, electric guitar ensemble Guitarmageddon, electro-acoustic chamber ensemble Sefroth, art-rock quartet Blue-Eyed Hawk and an improvising duo with saxophonist Joe Wright. He also writes for and performs regularly with the Alice Zawadzki Band, Laura Jurd's Human Spirit and Chaos Orchestra among others.
Alex has played at many of the UK's most renowned venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and the V&A museum. He has also performed in the US and across Europe from Dublin to Paris to Budapest. Festival appearances include the BBC Proms, London Jazz Festival, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Down With Jazz Festival (Ireland), Jazzdag (Netherlands) and GAIA Chamber Music Festival (Switzerland). Alex has featured on radio stations including BBC Radio 3, BBC London, Resonance FM, Hoxton FM, Shoreditch Radio, Radio Sveriges (Sweden) and RTE Lyric FM (Ireland), and can also be heard on several television soundtracks for BBC1, ITV and Channel 4.
A graduate of both Dartington College of Arts and the Royal Academy of Music, Alex has won many awards, including the Musicians Benevolent Fund's Emerging Excellence Award to develop his multimedia theatre production Arvoles Lloran por Lluvia, which was also named runner-up in the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises in Performance and Composition and subsequently supported by PRSF and Arts Council England. He received the 2011 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and was shortlisted for a 2012 BASCA British Composer Award. In 2014 he was selected for both the LSO Discovery Panufnik Scheme and Serious's Take Five scheme.
Chris Corcoran for Club Inégales
Chris Corcoran (b. 1987) is a German-Irish composer based in London. With a background in blues, jazz, and rock as well as classical music, Chris aims to integrate elements taken from his popular and classical influences in a personalised musical language. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, he studied at NUI Maynooth in Dublin, King’s College London,and City University London, where his audiovisual piece Motor Function was later performed as part of the Digital Shoreditch Festival in 2013. Chris’s portfolio includes instrumental and multimedia works, as well as music for film and theatre.