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Composer Talk by Stephen Montague

Stephen Montague

'Liveness, Hybridity and Noise' is a new series of talks, concerts and workshops convened by Professor Martyn Harry and supported by the John Fell Foundation.


Events in the 'Liveness, Hybridity and Noise' series focus on experimentalism and contemporary classical music. All our LHN events will be livestreamed for free on the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building website. Click here to watch.

Three times a term, invited composers will give lectures at the JdP on a range of topics pertaining to composition, creative collaboration and live electronics that will provide the basis for a vibrant, scholarly and interdisciplinary dialogue between composers, performers, academics and audiences.

Stephen Montague was born Syracuse, New York, 1943 and studied at Florida State and Ohio State Universities followed by two years in Warsaw, Poland as a Fulbright Scholar (1972-74). Since 1974 he has been based in London where he works as a freelance composer, pianist, and conductor but tours world-wide.

Major commissions include London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms, London’s Southbank and Barbican Centres, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Paris, Singapore, and Hong Kong festivals. Conducting work has included the London Sinfonietta, City of London Sinfonia, Danish Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony and many others.