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Lloyd Coleman is a composer, conductor and clarinettist, who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. He's been a member of the British Paraorchestra since it was formed in 2012, and is now writing a major new piece for them. You can follow his progress here on this video blog.

Introducing Paraorchestra member Steph West

14 November 2014


It's high time you lovely lot were introduced to some of the extraordinary musicians from the Paraorchestra.  To get us started, here's a video I produced earlier in the year, before the Sound of Disability project began. I interviewed Steph West for my online music show, Taking Notes. Steph is an extraordinary harpist, flautist and singer, with roots in folk music (although she is also able to play in many other styles, as is so often needed in the Paraorchestra!) In our...

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What does a composer do in a day? A brief guide to my creative process

5 November 2014


In this month's update, I explain my daily routine of working as a composer. Of course, each and every artist will have their own preference with regards to how, where and when they work, but one thing that never seems to change is an audience's curiosity with the (sometimes mundane) details of how a piece of art is conceived.  I also bring you a world exclusive - by playing some of the first notes I have commited to paper for this new commission I'm working on for DAO. The...

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