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I have worked with various British avant-garde musicians like vocalist Phil Minton and saxophonist Lol Coxhill. I moved from Cornwall to London at the age of 22, where I began working as a freelance jazz pianist. In 1975, I received a fellowship from the Digswell Arts Trust in Hertfordshire which allowed me to revise a book written on piano improvisation.

While at Digswell, I co-founded and composed for the group Stinky Winkles and collaborated with visual artists. I also composed and performed music for film, the most notable being work with Lol Coxhill on director Derek Jarman's Caravaggio (1985). In the '80s and '90s, I worked with the Eddie Prévost Quartet and Trevor Watts' Moiré Music and in duos with Minton and Coxhill. I have recorded for the Matchless, Acta, Ogun, and Leo labels, among others.

A solo project has been ‘Tessellations I’ for acoustic piano which was awarded support from the Peter Whittingham Foundation (London – 2001). An adapted version of Tessellations was performed on the only remaining original Luthèal Piano in the world at a concert held at the Museum of Musical Instruments (Brussels) (EMANEM 4095). A published paper on pentatonic scales preceded a performance of Tessellations at International Conference of Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, Granada, Spain. Tessellations II was written for a 9-piece choir from Graz called Vociferous in 2010.


 

veryan weston

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