Ryan Latimer

Ryan Latimer is a British composer whose music has been described as “anarchic and cartoonishly fun” (BBC R3), “deliciously playful” (Classical Music Magazine) and “irresistible in its tongue-in-cheek irreverence” (ISCM). His work has been performed internationally by leading ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Psappha and Britten Sinfonia.

Ryan’s orchestral work Antiarkie, composed for the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2016, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and subsequently featured during the ISCM World Music Days festival, in Beijing. In 2020, the work received its third performance by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious Shostakovich Grand Hall, in Russia.

He is a regular collaborator with the contemporary dance group, Cohan Collective, and has worked closely with New York-based choreographer Jacqueline Bulnes and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Dane Hurst. In 2014, Ryan composed and co-directed his first chamber opera, Three Tall Tales of Dr Monsieur Façade. This interdisciplinary work, composed for ensemble, singers, actors and mimes, was developed in collaboration with dramaturges and performers from Warszawskie Centrum Pantomimy in Poland.

Many of his solo and chamber works have also featured at renowned international festivals, including Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany), Gaudeamus Musiekweek (Netherlands), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Druskomanija (Lithuania), Aldebrugh Festival (UK) and Haapvavesi Folk Festival (Latvia).

Biography

Ryan Latimer is a British composer whose music has been described as “anarchic and cartoonishly fun” (BBC R3), “deliciously playful” (Classical Music Magazine) and “irresistible in its tongue-in-cheek irreverence” (ISCM). His work has been performed internationally by leading ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Psappha and Britten Sinfonia.

Ryan’s orchestral work Antiarkie, composed for the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2016, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and subsequently featured during the ISCM World Music Days festival, in Beijing. In 2020, the work received its third performance by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious Shostakovich Grand Hall, in Russia.

He is a regular collaborator with the contemporary dance group, Cohan Collective, and has worked closely with New York-based choreographer Jacqueline Bulnes and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Dane Hurst. In 2014, Ryan composed and co-directed his first chamber opera, Three Tall Tales of Dr Monsieur Façade. This interdisciplinary work, composed for ensemble, singers, actors and mimes, was developed in collaboration with dramaturges and performers from Warszawskie Centrum Pantomimy in Poland.

Many of his solo and chamber works have also featured at renowned international festivals, including Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany), Gaudeamus Musiekweek (Netherlands), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Druskomanija (Lithuania), Aldebrugh Festival (UK) and Haapvavesi Folk Festival (Latvia).

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anthem

Birmingham Record Company

A diverse compilation dealing with the idea of 'liveness' in music: that powerful experience of witnessing musicians on stage, in person, in the present. Featuring tracks by Emily Abdy, Andy Ingamells, Ryan Latimer, Genevieve Murphy, and Corey Mwamba.

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Ryan Latimer: Antiarkie

NMC Recordings

With music that is "anarchic and cartoonishly fun" (BBC Radio 3), Ryan Latimer's first portrait album Antiarkie is the latest in NMC Recordings' Debut Disc series.

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Compilations with this composer

Compilations
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Next Wave

NMC Recordings

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