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Ben Gaunt: Embracing Idiosyncrasies

Tuesday 7 June 2022, 4.00PM to 5.30pm

Speaker(s): Professor Ben Gaunt (Leeds Conservatoire)

I will be discussing OCD, and how this has impacted both aesthetic and technical aspects of my composition process. More generally, I anticipate this will lead to discussions regarding compositional honesty and authenticity. In doing this, I will focus on a few of my recent pieces (one of which will be performed live during the seminar!)

About the speaker(s):

Ben Gaunt (b. 1984) is an associate professor at Leeds Conservatoire. His music has been performed in the UK and around the world by London Sinfonietta, Ensemble 10/10, Ligeti Quartet, Carla Rees, and many other professional ensembles and soloists. Recent pieces include a solo violin work for Fenella Humphreys, commissioned by the LSO, and a string sextet commissioned by Psappha. Ben was nominated for a British Composer Award in 2017, and an Ivor Novello in 2021

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Meeting ID: 974 1147 1887

Passcode: 030134

Location: D/003 (Sally Baldwin Buildings, D Block)