Meet Angus Vardy-White, a creative from Cheshire who is really looking forward to writing for Britten Sinfonia as part of this year’s Opus 1 scheme.
I’m looking forward to having great musicians turn my Musescore midi file into a living entity. I haven’t had this opportunity many times but the times I’ve workshopped my pieces have all been incredibly enlightening.
I’ve been influenced by numerous people, but my biggest will likely be the same as many other young musicians composing today – Jacob Collier.
I’m inspired by the feeling of pure fulfilment that I have when I create a sound world that I love. It’s like building a house and then living in it.
I have played since a young age and started using cubase when I was 17. I found composing to be a more technical and deep pursuit for me than performing.
I still think that interesting new realms are always to be discovered, and we have to keep experimenting to discover them.
The hardest thing about being a composer is that not only do you have to compose music you think is good, but that you also have to decide for yourself what makes a composition good.
My biggest ambition would be to write an orchestral score for a feature film.
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Steve Reich’s Sextet
Jon Hassell’s Blue Period
Crackers and Cheese (The soundtrack to Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is also a personal favourite)
You can hear some of Angus’s music on his Soundcloud page.