"Composing is like having the ability to tap into the soul of others."

BIO

I like to define myself through the language of collaboration, be it my clients' projects, the audience, the performance space or the artists I work with. It's not about constructing boundaries; it's about proving there are none. The fun is surprising and delighting those you work with. Because, when you constantly go beyond what you and those around you dream is possible, you do not just meet project expectations, you exceed them. I love exploring music as a means of communication, with its ability to represent narrative, imagery and abstract ideas.

 

I graduated in music from Dartington Hall in the UK in 1997. I am now based in Brno in the Czech Republic. In 2010, I first worked with the Brno Filharmonie, composing a new orchestral score, commissioned for the Palace Film Festival, for Murnau’s 1928 silent masterpiece, Sunrise, with live performances in Prague and Brno.

 

I also compose for co-authored audio-visual installations for art galleries and public spaces, with my VJ colleague David Konecny, as Stranger in the Alps. These include Silent Sirens, Obtuse Angles and a planetarium 3D fulldome show, Arrows of Time - a Tribute to Doctor Who, which I also authored. I write music for computer games and other multi-media formats and am the author of seven books.

List of notable compositions (*Stranger in the Alps):

 

Sunrise - full orchestra - 2010

Trip to the Moon - full orchestra and theremin - 2010

The Unknown - oboe and string quartet - 2011

The Last Rites - electronic soundtrack - 2012*

Beyond the Beyond - electronic soundtrack - 2012*

Blackmail - solo piano - 2013

The 39 Steps - computer game soundtrack - 2013

Silent Sirens - chamber orchestra and piano - 2013*

Arrows of Time - string quartet and choir fulldome show- 2014*

Obtuse Angles - string quartet and choir - 2015*

The Well-tempered Genotype - full orchestra and choir - 2015

St Bartholomew in India- choir - 2017

Persistence of Sound and Vision - cello, tape and electronic manipulation - 2017*

Blue Madder - for six pianos - 2017

Frozen Logic (with Joseph Myoushin Sanger) - temporal orchestra and shakuhachi - Part of the Frozen Suite - 2017

Muruch - for alto flute and piano - 2018

Silent but Violent - for solo piano - 2018

Obtuse Re-imagined - piano quintet and electronics - 2019

 

© 2019 by Duncan Hendy