Introducing the Royal Holloway Picture Gallery Composer-in-Residence Programme / by Nathan James Dearden

Nathan is pleased to be involved in Royal Holloway University of London's inaugural Picture Gallery Student Composers-in-Residence.

This is a ground-breaking residency in which three successful students from the Department of Music will have their musical responses to the Picture Gallery and some of its wonderful paintings performed by members of the New Music Collective. These new compositions are the result of a special collaboration between the College’s Curator Harriet O’Neill and Nathan James Dearden, a College Composer, Conductor of the New Music Collective and Performance Manager at the Department of Music.

Each successful applicant have been allocated an ensemble from the College's New Music Collective (no more than 5 players) and will work with these players through a collaborative and immersive rehearsal process. They will also have the opportunity to meet with the College Art Curator, Harriet O'Neill, to discuss the Picture Gallery's art collection and to explore possible areas for artistic collaboration. Each successful applicant will also recieve support and guidance from composer and conductor, Nathan James Dearden, through a mixture of one-to-one mentoring sessions and during practical workshop settings.

This year's culmintaion concert will take place at the Picture Gallery (Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX) on Tuesday 29th November, 2016. This event will be open to the public.

This project is kindly supported by Royal Holloway University of London New Music Collective