Latif Freedman


Influenced by Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Bartok  - Latif Freedman was a composer and music master at Bankfield School, Widnes in the early 1960’s.  Born David Freedman, he had previously taught harmony and composition at the Royal Manchester College of Music and was a contemporary of Peter Maxwell Davies and Harrison Birtwistle.  

Freedman took the name Latif after being very influenced by a visit to Indonesia in the 1960’s.  While a music teacher, he set up brass and wind ensembles, as well as a melodica group.  

Freedman also taught piano and had a number of compositions played on what was then the third programme - later Radio 3.