Timothy Cape

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Born in Donegal and currently living in London, Timothy Cape is a Composer who is interested in theatrical possibilities of musical performance. Recent projects have explored the use of language as a tool for a performance’s introspection, and the inherent musicality contained in the nuances of conversational speech, leading to discoveries that have bled into his instrumental work, as well as stimulating further experimentation in theatrical and visually informed works. He curates and performs with the Bastard Assignments collective who have been supported by Sound and Music and Arts Council England to create experimental performance events in unconventional venues. He has been the recipient of the Daryl Runswick Composition prize in 2011, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composition prize in 2013 and the Francis Chagrin Award from Sound and Music in 2014. In 2014 he received a commission from the Britten Pears Foundation to write a 15 minute work for the Project Instrumental String Ensemble.