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Richard Craig

Creator, Performer (individual)
Biography

 

In my various guises as a new music performer, collaborator, improviser/composer I have played alongside musicians such as Rohan de Saram, Roberto Fabbriciani, Barry Guy, Angharad DaviesRhodri Davies and new music groups ELISIONMusikfabrikKlangforum Wien, and the RTÉ Orchestra. Closer to home, I have been a guest musician with most of the UK’s new music groups: the Welsh ensemble Uproar, and the London-based Riot EnsembleEnsemble OctandreExplore ensemble, and in Scotland the Hebrides Ensemble and Red Note. I was a founding member of the Spanish group SMASH and the Manchester-based Distractfold Ensemble.

 

My own compositions are often a series of smaller works under a collective title: the first being Amp/Al for flute/s and feedback (2012-15) and the most recent being Hortulus Animae (2015 – 2019) for flute/s and fixed media. Composing and improvisation are linked to my interests in the visual arts and I also use video and photography in my work.

I was a Visiting Fellow in Performance at the University of Aberdeen 2010 – 2012. In 2015 I was appointed as a lecturer and Head of Performance at Bangor University, Wales, a post I held until 2019, and during this time I was also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield from 2014 -2019. Outside of academia I have been invited to teach on courses such as the Estalagem da Ponta do sol residency in Madeira, and also the Distat Terra Academy in Argentina. I received my PhD from Middlesex University in 2020. As a writer I have contributed to publications for Örat, and the Orpheus Institute

 

 


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