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Classical Composition & Orchestration vs. Pop Songwriting/Composition

Jacob Thompson-Bell, Adam Martin

Workshop within the framework of ERASMUS+  in cooperation with Leeds College of Music (UK)

Nov 19, 2018 | 10:00 - 15:00
Nov 20, 2018 | 10:00 - 13:00

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About Jacob Thompson-Bell

Jacob Thompson-Bell is a composer and creative producer, based in Leeds in the United Kingdom. He frequently works in close collaboration with other musicians and artists, often playing on cross-modalities between music and other media. His output spans concert works, installations, exhibitions and touring productions, making use of graphic scores and non-traditional forms of notation, as well as more conventional compositional approaches.

Current collaborations include Unusual Ingredients (International Artists’ Development Fund 2018), a forthcoming production exploring connections between food and music with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, food artist Caroline Hobkinson and electronic music producer Adam Martin (Nightports).

Jacob has written for and worked with London Sinfonietta, Nonclassical, London Symphony Orchestra, the Debussy Trio, the Orchestra of Opera North, Ligeti Quartet, Lontano and CoMA; and soloists including Matthew Bourne, Philip Thomas, Joely Koos and Joel Bell. His music has been performed in venues including the Purcell Room, LSO St Luke’s, Iklectik, Howard Assembly Rooms, British Museum and BFI Southbank.

Previous productions include ONE, a site-responsive UK-tour of new music and visuals, featuring a newly commissioned work from Claudia Molitor (Arts Council England, Sound and Music Composer-Curator 2017); and Fresh Yorkshire Aires, commissioning, exhibiting and performing new graphic-musical work by Yorkshire-based artists Jez riley French, Katie English (a.k.a. Isnaj Dui) and Nigel Morgan (Arts Council England, Sound and Music Compose-Create-Engage).

Jacob has held residencies hosted by Eyemouth Hippodrome, Scotland, (Creative Scotland, Leeds College of Music 2017); Somerset House, London (Sound and Music Embedded Artist in Residence, 2013-15); and LSO St Luke’s, London (LSO Soundhub 2012-14).

Education forms a core part of Jacob’s work as a composer. He is the Principal Lecturer for Postgraduate Studies at Leeds College of Music, and has developed education resources with Sound and Music (Minute of Listening), and Britten-Pears Foundation (Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra iPad app 2013). In 2017, his project Postcards from Eyemouth, in collaboration with drummer Nick Katuszonek, brought together a team of young musicians from Leeds College of Music to develop a performance and exhibition of site-specific graphic scores at Eyemouth Hippodrome (Creative Scotland, Leeds College of Music).

Jacob has also lectured and delivered workshops for students at the Royal Northern College of Music, the University of Oxford, Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, and Målmo Conservatory of Music in Sweden, as well as talks and masterclasses on graphic scores to groups in primary schools, secondary schools, universities and businesses around the UK and in China.