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Jeremy Arden

Jeremy Arden portrait
Infinite sets and double binds (piano solo)
Bayo's way (tuba solo, 9 brass instruments, electronics)
Star King of Day (percussion)
Lumina (cello and piano)
Sleeping water (clarinet, viola and piano)
Lotus symphony (Choir & chamber orchestra)


Jeremy Arden has worked as a composer in a wide variety of fields including film, theatre and concert music. He enjoys collaborating with artists in different mediums while pursuing a daring individual mode of expression. His music is full of contrast: rhythmic energy is complimented by a delicate lyricism and ironic wit. His work embraces a huge range of sound colour, fluently combining traditional instrumental forces with electroacoustic sound. In 1997 Arden was commissioned by Operate to compose Seven sisters, a celebration of the stellar constellation of the Pleiades. This multimedia music theatre work, was scored for percussion, voices and computer music workstation played live by the composer. Other work includes music for Theatre de Complicite's production of Durrenmatt's The Visit, at the National Theatre and Mirandolina, at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. Arden was invited to work at the Teresa Carino Opera house in Caracas producing the music for Concierto Barroco, a new music theatre piece based on a novel by Carpentier. He has composed music for the documentary program Every man and most recently the music for the BBC series The Devil- the unauthorised biography. In 1998 Arden composed, 'Out of here' , a full length dance piece for Candoco dance company, which was described as ' panoramic' and ' breathtaking' by the critics and been toured internationally. Arden composed the score for a theatre version of Dostoievsky's The Idiot, performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. After touring the UK it will finish its tour as a platform performance at the National Theatre in London.
Arden's opera, Victory Over the Sun, based on a Russian Futurist play by Klebnikhov was performed at the Barbican Pit theatre. His opera Columbia, a multimedia docuopera about the space-shuttle disaster, was commissioned by the Arts council and Battersea Arts Centre and premiered at the BAC in London in 2004.
Infinite sets and double binds has been recorded by David Mason.


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