Spellspheres - Ben Gaunt
Ben Gaunt studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Metropolitan University, and The University of Sheffield. His music has been performed around the world, by many leading ensembles and soloists, and he was shortlisted for a British Composer Award in 2017. He teaches at Leeds College of Music, Open College of the Arts, and Junior Trinity, and plays synth in Beyond Albedo.
“In 2019, I began writing a series of pieces I call Spellspheres, which explore recursive composition techniques. These have been supported by Help Musicians UK, PRSF, and Leeds College of Music, have received numerous national and international performances, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. I am looking forward to writing a series of Spellspheres for solo piano, as part of the Sage Gateshead Summer Studios residency. These Sage Spellspheres will be quiet, reflective pieces of music which I will premiere myself at a later date.”