Britten Sinfonia Opus Prize Winner JANUARY 2019
Following a workshop at Saffron Hall with Sir James MacMillan and five shortlisted composers, Britten Sinfonia is pleased to announce that Robert Singer was selected as the winner of OPUS2018. Robert’s piece received its world premiere tour in March 2019 at Wigmore Hall, London; West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge; and St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
As a composer I often feel the need to present my music as a single genre or style; but my musical journey has led through such a diverse range of disciplines and applications, that I have wanted to find way to tie them together. I collaborate with a wide variety of disciplines including dance, theatre and film to create original and exciting music.
Stick In The Wheel ARRANGEMENTS
I was delighted to work with a group which are described as “Britain’s most exciting new folk band” by UNCUT. I orchestrated two pieces for them and the Britten Sinfonia Academy
Nicola from Stick In The Wheel: "We just wanted to say a wholehearted thanks for your wonderful arrangements! Utterly blown away by them, the Britten academy played them so well. Thank you so much"
The Hurricane is an ongoing project based upon elemental forces. Fire, Water and Wind reflect the non-stop chaos and turmoil that seem inevitable as part of our existence, but are also anchors to the land, reflecting the vast stillness that is all around us. Sung by Chanae Curtis, this three part song cycle which is continuing in development! Stay tuned for updates!
THE HURRICANE: 2019
I undertake a variety of theatre work as a composer, focusing on electroacoustic and orchestral music for plays, dance shows and conceptual pieces