Biography

Terry Mann is a composer, musical instrument maker and performer of early and folk music.

As a composer he has had pieces performed at major contemporary music festivals around the world. His award-winning acoustic music has been performed by artists such as Joanna MacGregor, the Hilliard Ensemble and the Orlando Consort.

He won second place in the highly prestigious 2005 PRSF New Music Award. The piece, The Bells of Paradise, was then commissioned by the 2007 Spitalfields, Bury St.Edmunds, Lichfield and Norfolk and Norwich festivals. In 2008 it was nominated for a BACS composers award, and has been played on BBC radio 3 and 4, Classic Fm and Resonance Fm radio. He was also a finalist in the 2010 PRSF New Music Award for his proposal Automata Musica.

In 2009 he was commissioned by choreographer Rosemary Lee for Common Dance; a combination of live choral music and acousmatic soundscore funded by the PRS Foundation, RVW Trust and the RPS John Drummond Fund. Since then he has worked with Rosemary on several pieces. The film of one of the pieces "Liquid Gold is the Air" won the Light Moves Festival Prize 2015 in Limerick (International Dance Festival).

His music has been described as "compelling”, “elegantly written", “haunting” and “beautiful”, and has been published by OUP and ABRSM.

As a maker, he has exhibited at various early and folk music festivals in Europe. His instruments can be ordered online direct (contact through this site), or through the Early Music Shop.

He is a multi-instrumentalist.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Late Night Klara

I was on Belgian Radio recently with a selection of pieces that I chose as being important to my musical development. A kind of "Desert Island Disks" but where you hear each piece throughout, and the show lasts for two hours...

Satie, Skempton, Glass, Dowland, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Nic Jones, David Munrow, and a couple of my pieces chosen by the producer.

Listen again here:

Late Night "Last Call" Klara

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Under the Vaulted Sky

Tickets are now on sale for my latest piece - the third collaboration with award-winning choreographer Rosemary Lee for the piece "Under the Vaulted Sky". It's a site-specific piece for the cathedral of trees in Milton Keynes, and uses a 100-strong cast of dancers, tuned percussion and trombones to create a unique promenade performance through the site. Click on the orange title below for times and ticket details:

Under the Vaulted Sky

Friday, 6 June 2014

Three-holed pipe

Here is the latest instrument from my workshop - a three-holed pipe in "d" made from locally grown sycamore. I will be making other keys later this year, and plan to make the tabors that go with them by next year. Please feel free to contact me for prices.