Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946 and studied at the Royal College of Music. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies. He has also been musician in residence at the Victorian College of the Arts, the City of Caulfield in Australia, and the East London Late Starters Orchestra. In 1999 he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton.
Michael Finnissy: Âwâz-e Niyâz (world première)
Performers: Christopher Redgate (oboe and lupophon) and Michael Finnissy (piano)
Filmmakers: Paul Archbold, Jane Clegg, Colin Still