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Andrew Toovey

Andrew Toovey Photo © Hanya Chlala
b. 1962

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English    


Andrew Toovey studied with Jonathan Harvey, Morton Feldman and Michael Finnissy * Confrontational idiom contrasting raw vigour, melancholic stasis and folklike melody * Inspiration often drawn from contemporary art, heard in the stark juxtaposition of blocks of instrumental colour * Technical demands of works welcomed by a generation of young virtuoso performers including pianist James Clapperton and members of composer's own ensemble IXION * Works performed at Huddersfield, Bergen and Banff Festivals and Darmstadt Summer School * Interpreters include Ensemble Modern, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Music Theatre Wales

Works by Andrew Toovey include:
Ate (1986) for chamber ensemble
Winter Solstice (1988) for high voice and seven instrumentalists
Black Light (1989) for chamber ensemble
Adam (1989) for mixed ensemble
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