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Jacob Thompson-Bell is a composer and creative producer with a particular focus on graphic scores and site-responsive work.

Recent projects include Postcards from Eyemouth (Creative Scotland Open Project Fund, 2017), an exhibition and musical performance in Scotland, featuring contributions from community groups and schools; Fresh Yorkshire Aires (Grants for the Arts, 2016) commissioning Yorkshire-based artists to create work for exhibitions and performances around the region; a position as Artist-in-Residence at Somerset House, London (Embedded, 2013 – 2015); and a residency at LSO St Luke’s, London (as part of Collectives and Curiosities, LSO Discovery Soundhub, 2012-14).

Jacob has worked with London Sinfonietta, Nonclassical, London Symphony Orchestra, the Debussy Trio, Orchestra of Opera North, Ligeti Quartet, Lontano and CoMA; and soloists including Matthew Bourne, Philip Thomas, Joely Koos and Joel Bell. His music has been performed in venues including the Purcell Room (London), LSO St Luke’s (London), Howard Assembly Rooms (Leeds), British Museum (London), and BFI Southbank (London).

Jacob holds a Principal Lectureship at Leeds College of Music, with a PhD in music composition from the Royal Northern College of Music (2014). He has also developed educational resources for schools with Sound and Music (Minute of Listening 2014, 2015, 2016), and Britten-Pears Foundation (Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra iPad app, 2013)

Photography by Megan Roe, 2017


Jacob Thompson-Bell