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Howard Skempton (Composer)

Born: 31st October 1947, Chester, England

Nationality: English

Howard While Skempton is an English composer, pianist, and accordionist.

Since the late 1960s, when he helped to organise the Scratch Orchestra, he has been associated with the English school of experimental music. Skempton's work is characterised by stripped-down, essentials-only choice of materials, absence of formal development and a strong emphasis on melody.

Further Reading: Skempton

 Recording of the Week, Roderick Williams sings a new work by Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Katherine very much enjoys baritone Roderick Williams in a new work by Howard Skempton: a setting of Coleridge's poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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