Ed Bennett

Ed Bennett was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. His music, which has been described in the press as “anarchic” (Irish Times), “manic” (Classical Music), “brutal” (The Guardian) and “beautiful” (Gramophone) often combines acoustic, electronic and multimedia elements. After several formative years working in his home town of Bangor as a self-taught musician, playing in rock bands and stacking supermarket shelves, he pursued composition studies with a diverse range of musical personalities and has lived in recent years in Birmingham, Berlin and London. He studied composition and electronic music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has also participated in international courses in Holland and Germany. He is currently based at Birmingham Conservatoire as a research fellow and teacher of composition. In 2008 Ed Bennett was artist in residence at the Irish Cultural Institute in Paris. His work has been commissioned and performed internationally by many diverse artists, ensembles and organisations including the BBC, RTE, PRSF and Music Network. Noted performers of his work include the BBC Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and Sound Intermedia, Crash Ensemble, Orkest de ereprijs and the Fidelio Trio. He also performs with and directs his own ensemble, ‘decibel’, which is dedicated to the performance of new and experimental cross-discipline work. Ed Bennett’s works have been featured at many festivals inclu...

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