Leo Grant

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: London

Website: leograntmusic.wordpress.com

I’m a composer based in London, and my work falls somewhere in between electronic and instrumental music. I create musical collages using live recordings and other forms of ‘found material’, and translate these into notation for live performance. 

My background in electronic dance music production informs my work, specifically in the use of samples and recordings as compositional material. I have released tracks on Goldie’s ‘Metalheadz’ label, and been featured on BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra. 

Since completing a PhD in composition – studying under Michael Finnissy at the University of Southampton – I have had regular performances in the UK and Europe. Works have been performed by EXAUDI, Rolf Hind, Michael Finnissy (on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme), and my piece “As If Combined” will be featured in the MATA festival in New York in 2018. I performed my piece for MIDI Disklavier piano in the Gaudeamus Festival in Utrecht, and collaborated with artist Aura Satz on video art piece “The Trembling Line”.