Jonathan directing Bangor University Jazz Band

Biography

Jonathan (b. 1995) is a musician originally from Bolton, Greater Manchester (UK). Having completed a Master's degree in Composition at Bangor University, he now lives in mid-Wales and provides keyboards for the Manchester-based progressive-rock band Konom.

Academic Record

  • Bangor University
    • MMus in 'Composition and Sonic Art', Distinction (2018-20)
      • Final project: The Course of Empire, a 27 minute symphonic progressive-rock album with full score. Inspired by Thomas Cole's artwork of the same name (see 'Music' page).
      • Modules: Composition in Context; Composition Project 1; Contemporary Music Practice; Composition Project 2; Part II Submission.
      • Extracurricular activities:
        • Storm FM - radio show host for 'Composed with Intent' (recordings available to stream here).
        • BU Jazz Band - bass guitar.
        • 'Yellowjackets' tribute band with Prof. Pwyll ap Siôn - guitar and keyboards.
        • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - bass guitar.
    • BMus (Hons), First Class (2013-16)
      • Awards:
        • Parry Williams Prize for Outstanding Overall Achievement in Year 3.
        • School of Music Prize for Edition.
        • Silver award for contribution to BU Jazz Band.
        • School of Music Prize for Outstanding Overall Achievement in Year 2.
        • Catherine Evans Memorial Prize.
      • Final projects:
        • Automata, a 26 minute progressive-rock concept album based on a new original narrative (see 'Music' page).
        • A synoptic edition of Charles Villiers Stanford's second symphony Elegiac, first movement.
      • Modules:
        • Year 3: Composition; Edition; Fugue; Conducting; Schenkerian Analysis; Recording Techniques.
        • Year 2: Composition; Notation and Editing; Harmony and Counterpoint; Orchestration; Songwriting; Minimalism; Post-Minimalism.
        • Year 1: Study of Music; Harmony and Counterpoint; Composition; Media and Popular Music Cultures; Music Cultures of the World; Practical Music Technology.
      • Extracurricular activities:
        • BU Jazz Band - Musical Director; Equipment Officer; bass guitar.
        • BU Concert Band - Publicity Secretary; bass guitar.
        • 'Salome' (live band) - bass guitar. Listen to a recorded set here.