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Michael CuttingMichael Cutting

Michael Cutting is a composer currently active in London and Manchester. Having previously graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, he is now working towards a PhD in Composition at Kings College London supervised by George Benjamin. Additionally, he has attended courses such as Dartington Summer School 2012 and Foundation Royaumont’s Voix Nouvelles 2013, studying with Brian Ferneyhough, Fabien Levy and Oscar Bianchi. 

To date, Michael has worked with such groups as Lemanic Namascae Modern Ensemble, Endymion Ensemble, Manchester Camerata, Lontano, Fretwork and Lancashire Sinfonietta and his works have been performed in various venues around the UK and Europe. Future projects include new works for Ensemble Intercontemporain and Exaudi (Manifeste 2014), Philharmonia Orchestra (Royal Philharmonic Society Prize), Sarah Nicolls and Sound Intermedia (HCMF and Sound and Music), and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Panufnik Scheme).

In 2012, along with fellow composer Vitalija Glovackyte, Michael co-founded ACM Ensemble, a new music group based in Manchester with growing recognition. He also curates other events, such as the upcoming OHNO series in Cafe OTO, London, and later in 2014 in Copenhagen, as part of Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator program.





Read Michael's blog for NMC here.



Photo: Stuart Leech


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