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Nominee Gaudeamus Award 2018

Music pioneer Lawrence Dunn

Music pioneer

Lawrence Dunn

British composer, improviser, pianist, percussionist born in London. Musical interests include melody and harmony, experimentalism, remembering, personhood. Presently continuing a doctorate at Huddersfield with Bryn Harrison and Philip Thomas, with occasional guidance from Peter Ablinger.

Written for and worked with a variety of performers to date, including Aurora Orchestra, Orkest de Ereprijs, Oliver Coates, The Set Ensemble, Mainly Two, Aisha Orazbayeva & Joseph Houston, Winifried Ritsch & RHEA Automatic Piano. Recent pieces include a piece for soprano Juliet Fraser, and an orchestra work programmed at Tectonics with Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. A new piece for violinist Sarah Saviet was presented at Aldeburgh in July, and a new string quartet will be premiered by Quatuor Bozzini in Aberdeen in October.