Jonathan Impett

Composer, trumpet-player, researcher.

Jonathan Impett studied at Goldsmith's College, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and City University, London. He is currently
completing a PhD at Cambridge, researching the nature of the relationship between the activities of composition and performance in the context of new technologies, and working with complex dynamical systems models for interactive music. From September 2000 he will be a lecturer at the
University of East Anglia. His compositions make extensive use of improvisation, real-time composition and sound-processing, and interactive
techniques. They have been performed at the Venice Biennale, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and for the BBC, and he was awarded a Prix Ars Electronica in 1994.
As a trumpet-player, Jonathan Impett has given premieres of solo works by composers such as Berio, Finnissy, Harvey and Scelsi, including performances at the BBC Proms and IRCAM Paris, and has developed a computer-extended "meta-trumpet". He also plays the baroque trumpet and cornetto, and is a member of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. He is a member of the Arts Council of England Music Panel, and of the editorial board of Leonardo Music Journal.


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