Biography

Jonathan Parry (b. 1956) has performed at festivals throughout Europe, played in performances on both Channel 4 and Radio 3 and his music has been heard on Radio 1 and released on Rough Trade and Klangalerie Records. He was a founder member of the group Regular Music who worked alongside Michael Nyman, Philip Glass & Wim Mertens in the 1980’s, and of the experimental group George W Welch who pioneered pieces by Gavin Bryars, John White and Erik Satie. He studied music at Royal Holloway College, London University, with Brian Dennis as composition tutor - and at Sheffield University for a post-graduate research degree, with Peter Hill as tutor ('New uses of tonal harmony in recent music' 1984) . He has composed 10 solo albums of music covering a wide range of styles from simple songs through dance and jazz influenced tracks to more experimental styles exploring original harmonic and rhythmic ideas. His most recent completed piece is an 18 minute one movement sonata for piano, and he is currently working on an opera.


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