Paul Max Edlin

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Paul Max Edlin studied with Edwin Roxburgh, Richard Blackford and Joseph Horowitz (Royal College of Music, London) and Michael Finnissy (University of Sussex). He has won many prizes including Premio Internazionale Ancona, Harriet Cohen Memorial Award and United Music Publishers Prize. His music explores symbolism and often derives its inspiration from extra musical material. From the mid 80’s to mid 90’s many works were inspired by the art and architecture of South-East Asia, especially Indochina. From 2000 onward symbolism of a wider range of sources guided his music, from the chiastic structures of J.S. Bach to the writings of Gabriel García Márquez and Federico García Lorca and visual work of Frida Kahlo.

In the last few years his works have been performed by Arditti Quartet (Frida Sketches), London Sinfonietta (Erendira Dances), Olga Pasiecznik with the Silesian Quartet and Maciej Grzybowski (Ô saisons, ô châteaux), Gabriella Swallow and Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Cleobury (Don – a cello concerto and Three Old Gramophones), Johannes Möller (Momentary Horizons) and Cantus Ansambl (A Chain of Wonders).

Most recent works and current commissions include Frida (an operatic monodrama based on the life, love and work of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo), a new work for Sarah Connolly CBE, a commission from the UK Society of Recorder Players and a new orchestral work, Five Illusions. In May 2016, he succeeds Cheryl Frances Hoad as Composer in Residence for London Chamber Orchestra's Music Junction programme.

Biography

Paul Max Edlin studied with Edwin Roxburgh, Richard Blackford and Joseph Horowitz (Royal College of Music, London) and Michael Finnissy (University of Sussex). He has won many prizes including Premio Internazionale Ancona, Harriet Cohen Memorial Award and United Music Publishers Prize. His music explores symbolism and often derives its inspiration from extra musical material. From the mid 80’s to mid 90’s many works were inspired by the art and architecture of South-East Asia, especially Indochina. From 2000 onward symbolism of a wider range of sources guided his music, from the chiastic structures of J.S. Bach to the writings of Gabriel García Márquez and Federico García Lorca and visual work of Frida Kahlo.

In the last few years his works have been performed by Arditti Quartet (Frida Sketches), London Sinfonietta (Erendira Dances), Olga Pasiecznik with the Silesian Quartet and Maciej Grzybowski (Ô saisons, ô châteaux), Gabriella Swallow and Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Cleobury (Don – a cello concerto and Three Old Gramophones), Johannes Möller (Momentary Horizons) and Cantus Ansambl (A Chain of Wonders).

Most recent works and current commissions include Frida (an operatic monodrama based on the life, love and work of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo), a new work for Sarah Connolly CBE, a commission from the UK Society of Recorder Players and a new orchestral work, Five Illusions. In May 2016, he succeeds Cheryl Frances Hoad as Composer in Residence for London Chamber Orchestra's Music Junction programme.

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