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daryl jamieson

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Daryl Jamieson was born in 1980 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He began his formal musical training at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with Glenn Buhr and Linda Catlin Smith, before moving to the UK to study with Diana Burrell at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then with Nicola LeFanu at the University of York. He also spent a research year in Tokyo, studying composition and Japanese music under Jo Kondo as a Japanese Government Scholar.

Major compositions of his include a trio for voice, biwa, and sho called Spectral (for Kazuo Ohno), two large chamber works (crystal grapeshot bouquet and con tu sueño en mi sueño), a shakuhachi concerto called locked darkness, a solo organ score for Jean Genet’s silent film un chant d’amour, three string quartets (if exposed..., warm stones and monkish fires) and many songs, including a piece for koto and voice (Myself in the Disguise of an Ancient Goddess). His music has been performed by the Quatuor Bozzini, Musiques Nouvelles, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, Satoko Inoue, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Yusuke Satoh, Junko Ueda, Naoko Kikuchi, Barbara Pritchard, the Arnold Schönberg Chamber Orchestra, and the University of York Chamber Orchestra.

He is a the co-founder and composer-in-residence of mmm…, a Tokyo-based trio dedicated to introducing the music of young composers from around the world to Japanese audiences, as well as a founding member of the Tokyo-based international composers collective Music Without Borders, and a member of the Hogaku 2010 composers group dedicated to writing new music for traditional Japanese instruments.

Daryl’s personal website can be found here.
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