Edmund Hunt is a British composer. His work has been played in the UK and abroad by ensembles including Psappha, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, CHROMA, BCMG, ICARUS Vocal Ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players and CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). In 2014, he was selected for the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Leverhulme Young Composers' programme. His composition 'Argatnél' was performed by the LPO in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and was reviewed in the Telegraph as 'the most delicately beautiful piece of the evening'.

Edmund has an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MMus from Newcastle University. He has recently completed a PhD in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied with Edwin Roxburgh, Joe Cutler and Simon Hall. In 2018 he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Arts, Design and Media at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University.

Much of Edmund’s music is inspired by the early mediaeval literature of northern Europe, and his PhD explored this area through the creation of vocal, instrumental and electronic works. Although he often uses early texts, his approach is innovative and contemporary.

Current projects include 'Adopt A Composer' with Newcastle based choir The Singers, a choral work commissioned to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and an electroacoustic piece to accompany a digital art installation by UK based artist Jo Berry.

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photography © Alan Wildsmith-Towle

'Why Did You Pass Me By?' - New choral work commissioned to commemorate 100 years since the armistice.

I was asked to compose an anthem/motet for Derby Cathedral Choir, drawing on Biblical texts and the First World War poetry of Derby-born army officer Charles Hudson. The piece was performed at Derby's civic service of remebrance in Derby cathedral on the 11th of November.

Art Installation at Skin exhibition, Research Centre for Bio Interfaces, Malmo University, Sweden.

An electroacoustic composition was created to accompany an installation by artist Jo Berry. More information about her work can be found on her website.

Sound and Music - New Voices 2018

Over the next 18 months, I will be embarking on a new composition project with the support of Sound and Music. Read the Sound and Music press release for new Voices 2018.

Wigmore Hall / Royal Philharmonic Society Apprentice Composer - Concert on Tuesday the 12th of June - Diphonon Duo at Wigmore Hall

Premiere of a new work composed for Diphonon Duo. More information...

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