Duncan Chapman is a Lincoln based, freelance Composer, Sound Artist, Educator and Performer regularly works with many leading music organisations in Britain including The Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Festival Hall, Spitalfields Music, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Wigmore Hall, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Sound Festival, Buxton Festival, BBC and Sound & Music. He is a frequent traveller to more exotic locations with projects and performances in Tokyo, Singapore, Budapest and throughout Europe.
Much of his work involves composing and devising work with groups and often results in sound installations, CDs and multi-media performances.
Examples of projects include
· A piece for mass brass players controlled by semaphore flags on Aldeburgh beach,
· A project at HCMF, which explores the sounds (and taste!) of Rhubarb
· The Fanfare project with teenage composers with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House,
· A piece for The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for 3 players and electronics with environmental sounds collected by groups of primary school children. (Mr Evans) it's starting to rain...
· The South Holland Symphony for the London Mozart Players, a concert of new music in a 360º cinema for the Olympic festival, South Holland Symphony
· A site specific performance with singer/choreographer Isabel Jones in Tallinn for the "Fragile?' Dance, Arts & Visual Impairment Symposium, Ad Astra
· Directing the 2013 Sonópolis project at the Casa De Musica in Porto
· Sonic postcards and landscape composition projects at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
Duncan also contributes to university courses at York, De Montfort, Limerick and Plymouth Universities and is an external examiner for Goldsmiths College and Aberdeen University.