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J Simon van der Walt

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Dr J Simon van der Walt is Glasgow-based composer and performing artist of mixed descent. Over the course of his career has created a varied and highly original body of work, ranging from score-based composition to installation, sound art, performance, and devised musiktheatre. His chief current preoccupations are Indonesian gamelan music, livecoding, and the reconstructing of the career of his fictional alter ego Edward ‘Teddy’ Edwards, unsung hero of British light music electronica. He is Head of MMus Programmes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.



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