Edmund Hunt is a British composer. His work has been performed by ensembles including Psappha, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, CHROMA, BCMG, ICARUS Vocal Ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players and CoMA (Contemporary Music for All).
Much of Edmund’s music is inspired by the early medieval literature of northern Europe, and his PhD explored this area through the creation of vocal, instrumental and electronic works. Although he often uses early texts, his approach is innovative and contemporary.
Edmund has an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MMus from Newcastle University. In 2018 he was awarded a PhD in composition from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied with Edwin Roxburgh, Joe Cutler, and Simon Hall. In 2018 he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Arts, Design and Media at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University. As a practice-based researcher at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab, Edmund’s work focuses on composition, language, text and electronics.
Current projects include a new work for string quartet, dance and live electronics, being an artist on Sound and Music’s 2018 New Voices programme, and a new work for dancers and ensemble as part of the Cohan Collective.