Biography

Simon Bennison is a contemporary composer based in Surrey and London using conventional techniques, graphic scores, collage, soundscapes and electronics.

Pieces to date include Warnings for solo violin and a finalist in The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition, Boundaries a song cycle for soprano voice and piano and Fences commissioned by VIPA in Valencia for piano and percussion.

Other works include solo sets for flute, cello, classical guitar and oboe. Guitar & flute duets, word piece vocal scores (performed by the Vocal Constructivists). Three piano solos, Measures for flute and piano, Unison Lines for chamber ensemble, a one act opera study Water_South and a set of violin solos Lines from graphic score created with Lola de la Mata. 

In concert his pieces have been performed by Anna D'Errico, Juanjo Llopico, Peter Gregson, Matthew Lee Knowles, Aisha Orazbayeva, Rebecca Lenton, Sophie Harris, Ben Copeman and Jack Rowe.


Introduction

Interested in all composing opportunities. He has founded the collective Unfixed to promote new contemporary writing and proposals for dance, installation, sound art and cross-media projects. A few examples of works can be found here.



Training

He has a MMus(Merit) from the University of Surrey studying with Tom Armstrong, Milton Mermikides and Stephen Goss, and supplementary study with Michael Finnissey, Matthew Lee Knowles, Tansy Davies, Jorge Grossmann, Stefano Gervasoni and Lei Liang. 

He also studied music and sound production at Salford University mentored by Bill Leader (Transatlantic/Topic Records) and as a classical guitarist has studied with Gerard Cousins in London, and Maximo Diego Pujol at West Dean College.

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