Research Students in Contemporary Musics
Multidisciplinarity: an expansion of my creative approach
Raquel specialises in multidisciplinary creation. She is supported by a Robert McFadzean Whyte Award. Her recent projects include collaborations with the English National Ballet, the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Dresdener Musikfestspiele.
Edwin Christopher Hillier
'Un' immagine di Arpocrate': Strands of Continuity and Disruption in Contemporary Music
Edwin is a composer researching collaborations across different media. He is a Polonsky Scholar supported by a Soiree d'Or Award and receives the generous support of the RVW Trust and AHRC. His music has been performed by ensembles including Nonclassical, Rarescale, Adrian Partington and the Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, the Choir of Christ’s College Cambridge and the Masters Ensemble.
Exploring how to find and construct personal musical language in my composition
Yang’s research explores how to write contemporary music in a Chinese spirit. In 2012, Yang's piano solo piece Rain Air was advanced to the final round of Mauricio Kagel composition competition in Vienna.
Liminal artistic spaces: Interdisciplinary elements in the composition and performance of experimental music
Ruaidhri is an Irish composer and electronic musician whose work often combines live instruments and electronics to explore the liminal spaces between different experimental music practices. Ruaidhri is generously supported by the Soirée d'Or Award.
Singularity - Developing a 'naturalistic' multimedia opera for the 21st Century
Michael Oliva is a composer, with a fondness for writing operas and microtonal music for electronics and woodwind. He is composer in residence with the contemporary music ensemble rarescale and is published by Tetractys. Michael also teaches composition with electronics at the RCM as well as researching and publishing on microtonal harmony and the use of interactive video systems in opera.
Nicholas Morrish Rarity
Composition: An Ecological Approach
Nick is a composer who explores composing for unconventional and re-cycled instruments. He is supported by the Douglas & Hilda Symonds Award, and Robert McFadzean Whyte Award. Nick was a winner of the 2014-15 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. He is a part of Sound and Music/British Music Collection’s New Voices 2016.
- Abandonment & Ruin for BSO’s Kokoro, the Cheltenham Festival, 2015.
Paracinematic programme music: A reflection on music narrative from the composer's perspective
Enrica’s research explores narrative and programme music. She is the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust and Fabrica Dei Talenti scholarship. She is the winner of Premio Petrassi (2009) in composition and composition for screen (head of jury: Ennio Morricone), Peer Raben Award 2012, Jerry Goldsmith Award 2012 in Advertising, RMA-LA grant for best music as participant of 2012 ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, Horovitz Award in Composition For Screen 2008.