Thomas Scott

Tutor in Electroacoustic Composition

GRNCM, MusB, MusM, PhD

Email: Thomas.Scott@rncm.ac.uk

Tom Scott is a Tutor in Electroacoustic Composition at the RNCM. He studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music before studying on the joint course at the RNCM and University of Manchester, where he gained a First Class honours degree in music and also won the Musicales Prize, the Shirley Cattarall Award for Piano, the Hargreaves Academic Prize, the Proctor-Gregg Prize for Performance, and the Sir Thomas Beecham Medal for Outstanding Achievement.
He completed a Master’s degree in electroacoustic composition (Supported by a 2003 PRS Foundation Scholarship) in which he received a distinction, and a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Manchester, supported by AHRC funding.

As a composer, Tom’s work ranges from compositions for instruments and electronics to acousmatic compositions and audiovisual works. He was awarded the Musiques and Recherches residency prize in Metamorphoses 2006 (Belgium) and his film The Projection of Dreams (2007) was screened at the Exposures Film Festival. His electroacoustic works have been performed at festivals and concerts in Belgium, Mexico, Spain and Germany.
As a pianist, Tom’s extensive and wide-ranging performance career has led to performances throughout the UK as a soloist, and with his brother Jonathan as one half of the Scott Brothers Duo.

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Current and Future Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Acousmatic composition and sound diffusion.
Electroacoustic composition with instruments.
Instrumental composition (special interest in writing for keyboard instruments).
Audiovisual composition and visualising sound.


SELECTED PAST COMPOSITIONS

Memento (2005). Stereo electroacoustic composition. Performances: March 2006 Lindsay Studio Theatre, Keele University, Keele, UK. June 2006 Sonic Arts Network Expo, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, UK.
Duration of work: 11:44

Hypnagogic Illusions (2006). Stereo electroacoustic composition. Performances: May 2006, MANTIS, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, United Kingdom. October 2006, Concours d’interprétation spatialisée des musiques acousmatiques, Espace du Son, Théâtre Marni, Brussels, Belgium. April 2007, VI Seminario De Composicion Musical, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica. July 2007, Klangdom-Konzert, ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Kubus, Karlsruhe, Germany. Hypnagogic Illusions was awarded the Musiques & Recherches residency prize, 2006 Metamorphoses competition, Belgium.
Duration of work: 11:45

The Efficiency of Dreams (2006). Stereo audio-visual electroacoustic composition. Performances: October 2006, John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, United Kingdom. March 2007, MANTIS South-North, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, United Kingdom. September 2007, MANTIS Showcase Concert, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 6:00

Funlandia (2006). 5.1-channel electroacoustic composition. Performances: November 2006, MANTIS, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, United Kingdom. April 2007, Concert De Créations, Petit Théâtre Mercelis, Brussels, Belgium.
Duration of work: 15:42

The Projection of Dreams (2007). Stereo audio-visual electroacoustic composition. Performances: November 2007, Novars Research Centre Launch, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Manchester, United Kingdom. November 2007, Visiones Sonoras,Teatro de la Ciudad, Zamora, Mexico. December 2007, Exposures Festival, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 6:32

The Nature of Dreams (2008). Stereo audio-visual electroacoustic composition. Performances: Available to view online.
Duration of work: 32:35

 

RECENT COMPOSITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

Sesquialtera (2012). Solo organ composition. Composed for Jonathan Scott’s University of Salford Organ Recital Series. Performances: March 2012, St. Philip’s Church, Salford, United Kingdom. May 2013, Ellesmere College, Shropshire, United Kingdom. May 2013, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom. August 2013, Engadin Festival, Santa Maria, Silvaplana, Switzerland. August 2013, Lahti Organ Festival, Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland. August 2013, Tallinn Organ Festival, Dome Church, Tallinn, Estonia. August 2013, Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany. September 2013, Strathdee Music Club, Dinnet Church, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. May 2014, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster, United Kingdom. June 2014, Rochdale Parish Church, Rochdale, United Kingdom. June 2014, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, United Kingdom. September 2016, St. John’s Church, Dumfries, Scotland. June 2016, Bury Parish church, Bury, United Kingdom. September 2016, Derby Cathedral, Derby, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 6:00

Ignatia (2012). Solo organ composition. Composed for LDSM (Lake District Summer Music) International Festival. Performances: August 2012, LDSM, Kendal Parish Church, Kendal, United Kingdom. March 2013, University of Glasgow Organ Recital Series, Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland. August 2014, Albion Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, United Kingdom. May 2016, St. Paul’s Church, Royton, Oldham, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 9:00

Industrial Sequence (2013): Piano duet composition. Performances: March 2013, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, United Kingdom.
March 2016, Broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
Duration of work: 1:10

Hydraulis (2013): Solo organ composition. Composed for The Worshipful Company of Musicians: Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize 2013. Performances: Premiere TBA
Duration of work: 6:00

Timepiece (2013): Organ and piano duo composition. Performances: September 2013, Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. December 2014, Hinckley Music Club, St. Catherine’s Church, Burbage, United Kingdom. February 2015, Manchester Midday Concerts Society, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom. May 2015, St. David’s Cathedral Music Festival, St, David’s Cathedral, St. David’s, United Kingdom. April 2016, Live at St. Wilfrid’s, St. Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall, United Kingdom. April 2016, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, United Kingdom. July 2016, Uppermill Summer Music Festival, Uppermill Methodist Church, Uppermill, Saddleworth, United Kingdom. September 2016, Lancaster Priory Festival, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster, United Kingdom. March 2016, Broadcast on BBC Radio 2. August 2017, National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. September 2017, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Catalonia, Spain.
Duration of work: 6:00

Sometime Later (2013): Trumpet and piano composition. Composed for American trumpeter Rex Richardson. Performances: Premiere November 2013, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, United Kingdom. July 2014, Dublin Brass Week, St. Stephen’s Church, Dublin, Ireland. November 2014, RNCM, Manchester, United Kingdom. March 2016, Broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
Duration of work: 5:00

Cycles (2014): Organ and piano duo composition. Performances: September 2014, Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. March 2015, Stockport Town Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom. November 2016, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 6:00

Light Sequence (2015): Organ and piano duo composition. Performances: October 2015, Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 5:00

Duet Sequence (2016): Piano duet composition. Performances: September 2016, Woodhouses Church, Manchester, United Kingdom. September 2016, Frodsham Music & Arts Club, Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom. October 2016, King’s Lynn Music Society, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom. July 2017, Rochdale Parish Church, Rochdale, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 5:00

Pavane of the Birds (2016): Solo organ composition. Composed for the historical 17th Century organ of Adlington Hall, Cheshire. Performances: September 2016, Adlington Hall, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Duration of work: 3:30

Reflections (2017): Two piano composition. Performances: July 2017, Guiting Music Festival, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Duration of work: 3:00

The Bells of Montserrat (2017): Organ, piano and live electronics composition. Performances: September 2017, Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom.
Duration of work: 5:30

Future projects include, multi-media works, and piano and organ compositions for performances by Scott Brothers Duo.

 

 

Undergraduate Teaching

Tutor in Electroacoustic Composition

Postgraduate Teaching

Tutor in Electroacoustic Composition