Philip ThomasUK

Philip Thomas specialises in performing experimental notated and improvised music as a soloist and with leading experimental music group Apartment House, winners of the 2012 Royal Philharmonic Society award for Chamber Music and Song, with whom he recently performed a portrait concert of John Cage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the International Chamber Music series. Recent solo projects have included programmes of Canadian and British experimental music, a 12-hour performance of Cage’s Electronic Music for Piano, a survey of Christian Wolff’s piano music, which he has also recorded for future release, and portrait concerts of Markus Trunk and Laurence Crane. CD releases include performances on the Wandelweiser und so weiter box-set (another timbre), music by Tim Parkinson, Michael Pisaro, James Saunders and improvisations with Chris Burn and Simon H Fell. He has also performed recently with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Philip is currently Reader in Music at the University of Huddersfield, co-Director of CeReNeM, and co-editor of Changing the System: the Music of Christian Wolff (Ashgate Publishing, 2010).

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