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PGCR 2020: Cora Bastable

PGCR 2020: Cora Bastable

Selected as part of the 2020 Picture Gallery Composer-in-Residence scheme.

Their residency work

You can see and hear their musical response to Royal Holloway's art collection as part of this residency either here or on the Department of Music YouTube channel:

About the composer

Cora Bastable (b. 2000) is a composer and musician in their third and final year of study at Royal Holloway University of London.

"I have been composing for five years and thrive when creating my own music, so, inevitably, I am specialising in composition this year. From solo pieces and duets to full orchestral works- I embrace every project I undertake, with my most recent pieces being workshopped by CHROMA musicians. However, my deepest interest has always been for film music. I love listening to composers like Max Richter, John Powell, and of course, Hans Zimmer, so my current works draw inspiration from them. Recent endeavours utilise electronics and technology to create film scores and explore sound design. I am fascinated by technology, as well as minimalism and post-minimalism, so I love to integrate these techniques and styles into my music. I am excited about my compositional journey and where it may take me."

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