Kyrke-Smith, Peter

February 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m a musical director, composer, writer and lyricist, workshop leader and singing teacher living and working in Exeter. I do most of my work with young people (5-18+) in schools and theatres, and have had a fantastic time over the past 15 years doing all sorts of musical projects. Highlights include composing and writing 8 musicals for young people, work with the Northcott Young Company, commissions from Devon Music Service and involvement in a big environmental project called ‘Earth Heart’ for the Diocese of Exeter and Exeter Cathedral.

Contact: Peter Kyrke-Smith
Telephone: 01392-469838 M: 07896-959073
Location: Exeter

Flatau, David

February 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

David has written many songs for children, which have been performed by schools through the UK, and include his musicals 30,000 Buttons and the Rainbow Girl.  His compositions also include music for school orchestras, or adult semi-professional orchestras. Video clips and audio samples are available on his website.

Contact: David Flatau
Address: 7 North Wing, Mansion House, Devington Park, Exminster, Devon, EX6 8UJ
Telephone: 01392 823038
Location: Exminster

Belshaw, Simon

February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Simon Belshaw studied composition with Gavin Bryars, Andy Hugill and Nick Atkinson. He completed his PhD at the University of Hertfordshire with Gavin Bryars in 2005. He has had pieces performed by the Schidlof Quartet, PM ensemble, Gemini, Double Image and 3 Orm. His music has been used for the video Round and Round which was shown on Channel 4, the film The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus and in advertising. Simon has produced multimedia installation works using sound, music and video. Two of these works, ‘Palingenesis’ and ‘Transition’, have been part of either the Exeter Autumn or Fringe Festival. He consistently attempts to site his work in venues or locations where it would be accessible to a wider audience rather than employing a traditional concert or gallery space.

Contact: Simon Belshaw
Telephone: 07759 814102
Location: Exeter

Dingle, Rodney

February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Keen amateur conductor of choral societies and smaller vocal groups, including Bryanston Chapel Choir and Clyst Valley Choral Society. Rodney also arranges traditional folk melodies for local amateur dramatic productions.

Contact: Rodney Dingle
Address: Haymore Thatch, Church Road, Lympstone, EX8 5JU
Location: Lympstone

Byrt, John

February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

John Byrt, D.Phil, FRCO is a free-lance conductor, scholar, and composer. In his youth he directed the Schola Cantorum of Oxford and was conductor of Musica Reservata. He made the first recording of Taverner’s Missa Corona Spinea and over the years has broadcast Gesualdo madrigals, Byrd propers and West Gallery Carols for the BBC. He writes and lectures on baroque music. As a composer he is mainly known for his choral music, folk song arrangements, solo songs and duets. John is also a singing/voice tutor and piano/organ accompanist.

Contact: John Byrt
Telephone: 01884 256806
Location: Tiverton

Greenwood, Simon

February 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

Composer, sound designer and recording engineer specialising in the composition and recording of atmospheric music to complement the mood, emotion and ambience of film, TV, recording or multimedia projects. Simon trained in music composition to picture at Music For The Media in London, in Music Production at Point Blank Studios in London, and in film sound recording at DFG in London.

Contact: Simon Greenwood
Address: Velwell Road, Exeter, EX4 4LD
Telephone: 08458 386 836 M: 07962 386 836
Location: Exeter

Down, Steve

November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Steve Down is a performer, session guitarist, composer, and teacher. He graduated from Southampton University in 2006 with a First Class Honors degree in Music. While he was there he was the guitarist for the Southampton University Jazz Orchestra and the University Gospel Choir. He performs original material with Nu-Jazz trio, The Swiss (a Southampton-based Jazz/Fusion band) and regularly takes composition commissions.

His session credits include: Joss Stone, Jonathan Joseph [Pat Metheny, Ricky Martin], Marco Migliari [Peter Gabriel/Stereophonics], Real World Studios, Matthew Scott, Channel 4, Guy Pratt [Pink Floyd], The National Theatre, Keith Emerson, KU records, Chiwawa Records and have performed in UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

As a teacher he lectures composition at Taunton College of Arts and from music theory up to performance for ISCA Media College of Arts.

With Katarina Homberg, he co-runs Grand Avenue Music, a successful Brighton-based function band which performs across the UK.

Contact: Steve Down
Telephone: 07912 697786
Address: 5 St. Anne’s Road, Exeter EX1 2QD
Location: Exeter

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