Geoffrey

Poole



2014

 

English contemporary composer, pianist, accompanist, conductor and educator. 


Medieval music, jazz, experimentalism, mathematics, folk traditions from Europe Africa and Asia all play a part in the intriguing music of Geoffrey Poole. Self taught until 21 when he studied with Alexander Goehr and Jonathan Harvey his music has ranged widely, with an original and personal voice.


Collaboration with choreographers and dancers at the Gulbenkian International Dance School in 1980 reinforced a gift for spontaneous improvisation. His well regarded academic career (1975-2009) was infused by spells in Nairobi (1985-1987),  Princeton (Visiting Fellow in Composition 1997-1998), and Seoul (2008).

The music is represented on 15 CDs including BMG, NMC, Divine Art, Naxos, Prima Facie, RCA, and ASC labels, and has featured in some 70 radio broadcasts.


Deniz Ertan, Geoffrey Poole at 60, in Tempo 249 (2009).


Publishers; Edition Peters, also Maecenas, Forsyth, and self.


Geoff has retired from his professorship at Bristol University and is busy as freelance composer, contemporary and classical pianist, accompanist to The Painswick Singers, examiner, consultant, on the Board of the ISM, and Treasurer to Severnside Composers.





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