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Nicholas Morrish Rarity

BMus, MMus, Mst

Nicholas is a composer, born in 1989.

Research interests include sound as an expression of time, the material culture of sonic media, and the holistic integration of materials which are often thought of in dialectical relationships (organic/machinic, architectonic/textillic etc).

Work has been made for the London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, United Instruments of Lucilin, Nikel, Divertimento, The Philharmonia, Workers Union, Kokoro, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Chamber Orchestra amongst many others.

He is the holder of the Mendelssohn Scholarship (2018), typically awarded to one composer every 2 years. Prizes have also been awarded by LSO Soundhub, The RSNO Composer's Hub, The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Sound and Music's New Voices, New Dots, Inspired by Digital amongst others.

Pieces have been played at Manifeste (France), Rainy Days Festival (Luxembourg), Rondo (Italy), Impuls (Australia) Huddersfield Festival (UK), Cheltenham Festival (UK), London Ear Festival, LSO St. Luke's, The Barbican, The RSNO Centre, NonClassical, Henry Wood Hall.

Nick is a doctoral candidate and scholar at the Royal College of Music, where he works with Jonathan Cole. Prior to this, he studied at Oxford and Trinity Laban where he won multiple awards. He has also received composition tuition from Chaya Czernowin, Stefano Gervasoni, Simon Steen Andersen, Marko Nikodijevic, Rebecca Saunders, Mauro Lanza, Alessandro Solbiati, Michael Finnissy and Toshio Hosokawa amongst others. He was a member of the Professorial Staff at Trinity Laban in 2017-18, and will be a visiting fellow at Harvard University in 2018-19.

Faculties / departments: Research

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Nicholas Morrish Rarity

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