Graham Flett is a composer adept at writing music for ensembles, orchestras, bands, vocalists, as well as theatre and opera. His work is often characterized by a sense of mystery, subtle humour, and the use of characteristic sound-objects. At balance with the rational and the playful, his music explores an on-going fascination with the limits and expectations of certain aesthetics.
He holds a Master in Composition from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague (The Netherlands) and also holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts (music) from Toronto’s York University. Presently he is also in PhD programme at Brunel University (UK) where he is now under the direction of Michael Finnissy and Christopher Fox.
He has won awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (Robert Fleming Prize, JBC Watkins Award, as well as an honourable mention in the Jules Léger competition). He has worked with notable ensembles such as the ASKO Schoenberg, Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Aleph, Quatour Bozzini, Array Music, New European Ensemble and the Kroumata Percussion Ensemble. Other commissions have included pieces for soloists such as the soprano Claron McFadden, established orchestras like the Gelders Orkest, and other groups such as Modelo62, Contact Contemporary Music, Ensemble Klang and Ensemble Aventa.
Graham Flett has been a student of a number of different composition teachers, including Gilius van Bergeijk, Cornelis de Bondt, and James Tenney. Present Phd studies have added Michael Finnissy to this list.
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30 Apri 2011
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