Mark Bowden's tips for young composers
Mark Bowden is a composer of chamber, orchestral and vocal music. A dance background and long-standing interest in the art-form has resulted in frequent collaboration with choreographers, and a stint as Music Fellow at contemporary dance company, Rambert.
Mark joined us at our LPO Soundworks Spotlight Day in October 2016, which focused on music and dance, and gave some insights into the relationship between these creative art forms.
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At the London Philharmonic Orchestra, we thrive on cross-arts collaboration and new music. We spend half our year immersed in opera at Glyndebourne, and are also regularly in the studio recording film soundtracks – you'll have heard us on all the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. In May 2017, we co-presented Ravi Shankar's Sukanya, which brought the Orchestra and singers together with Indian musicians and dancers and visual digital designers.
In the LPO Soundworks Studio, we go behind the scenes to hear from specialist composers working across a range of art forms, offer interactive ideas to inspire your own music, and host resources for music students and teachers exploring set works and composition for the classroom.