Dal Strutt is an English composer inheriting music from five previous generations of Irish and Huguenot immigrants who settled in the East End of London.
The musical language of Dal Strutt has an improvisatory feel as well as using “quasi” serial techniques, which owes as much to interests in Indian and African music as well as European tradition. Another major influence has been early European church music, especially plainchant, and the sacred works from Elizabethan and Jacobean eras as well as that of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Dal Strutt’s music also reflects deeply felt philosophical and religious ideas particularly from eastern thought. The music is never compromising, and reveals an articulate, highly personal style, attracting general comments such as very powerful and original, inspiring and with vision and commitment.