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, Fences commissioned by VIPA in Valencia for piano and percussion and Aisles a soundscape and video collage from research in Bologna, Italy.

Other works include solos sets for classical guitar, cello, piano and oboe. Graphic score works for violin, flute and brass quintet. Word pieces and vocal scores.

Lines for solo violin was created with Lola de la Mata. Matinal was premiered in Athens by Thodoris Theodoroudis.

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


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 completed a MMus 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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