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Robin Haigh is a composer from east London whose music has been described as “remarkably discombobulating” (Seen and Heard International), “irreverent” (Chicago Theatre Review), “magical”, and “completely refreshing” (British Composer Awards).
Recent pieces commissioned by the LSO, Britten Sinfonia, Ligeti Quartet and Presteigne Festival have tried to find the art in seemingly banal sources, like the howling of dogs, classroom recorder lessons, homeric memes and demonstrational machinery videos, filtered through a kind of hazy 21st century romanticism. In 2017, he won a British Composer Award aged 24.
Pieces for 2021 include a new commission from the Marsyas Trio, and a new piece for members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brett Dean.
He is the curator of Twenty, a free collection of piano pieces written by his composer colleagues for players of all ages and abilities.
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