Biography

Duncan Chapman is a composer and sound artist who regularly works with leading music organisations throughout the world. Much of his composing and sound artistry results in sound installations, recordings or multi-media performances. Recent projects include co-directing a large-scale performance project for Casa da Música (Porto) and the St Andrews Voices festival in Fife. Duncan’s other numerous projects include Dark Januaries, an annual personal composition project with Isabel Jones; But where do we get the water?: London Chamber Orchestra for orchestra, young players / laptop ensemble ; Rising Breath with Stewart Collinson and Mike McInerney at Seeing Sound 2016; developing and presenting family concerts (London Sinfonietta) exploring music and science ; leading the Fanfare project for young composers (Royal Opera House); Director, Link Ensemble (Britten Sinfonia) ; Performances with Supriya Nagarajan (Manasamitra) lullabies project at the Ultima Festival (Oslo); the Kamppi “Chapel of Silence” (Helsinki); anthem for the Choir of York Minster and orchestral lullabies (Iceland Symphony Orchestra). Duncan is also currently involved in touring White Cane (Salamanda Tandem) and performances for Spitalfields Music, HCMF & Firstsite Gallery. He also contributes to courses at De Montfort & York Universities and is an external examiner (Music & Communities) at Aberdeen University.