Dr Andy Ingamells
Research Assistant and Visiting Tutor
Andy Ingamells is composer-performer of experimental music. His work is rooted in traditional elements of music making and classical concert conventions but implemented in a different way. Traditional elements such as score-reading, performance and improvisation often do not give way to recognisably musical material. His is a musical practice that does not privilege the sounding result but sees it as one amongst many different and equal possibilities.
His work has been performed in the National Portrait Gallery, the Handel & Hendrix House Museum and Café Oto in London, the Orgelpark and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Lapidarium of Kings in Copenhagen, Walled City Festival in Derry, Birmingham International Dance Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival. Ensembles that have played his work include Apartment House, Orkest de Ereprijs, House of Bedlam, Bastard Assignments, The Hermes Experiment, soundinitiative, Kirkos, BLOCK4, Ensemble x.y and Mocrep.
Since 2018 he has performed in Private Hire, a duo with flautist Kathryn Williams in which the work teeters on a balance of rigorous enquiry and playfulness. In 2019 he formed a collaborative partnership with composer Seán Clancy that explores the collaborative process through a kind of visual musique concrète arising from the images of performance situations.
Andy has been invited to give guest lectures on his work at the Royal Northern College of Music, Bath Spa University, University of Huddersfield, Cork School of Music, Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Hessische Theaterakademie. His work has been funded by PRSF Beyond Borders, Sound and Music’s New Voices, Help Musicians UK, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the AHRC.