Larry Goves

Larry Goves (b. 1980) lives and works in Manchester. Larry Goves' writing draws together aspects of modernist classical traditions, certain features of 19th century romantic music and elements from rock and blues music (alongside childhood memories of these things). The diverse range of collaborative projects he has been involved with includes: building instruments with the sound artist David Sheppard; performing and arranging blues songs with singer/songwriter Sandy Dillon in Berlin; working with DJ and composer Mira Calix on a new sequence of pieces; making new pieces and installations with neuroscientist Beau Lotto for the London Science museum; and a large number of pieces with writer Matthew Welton (who wrote the text for song cycle Virtual airport, recently shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Prize) which has resulted in a full length opera that was workshopped at Aldeburgh Music. Recent performances have included new work for cellist Oliver Coates and a thirty-minute piano concerto for Sarah Nicolls and the London Sinfonietta. He is currently working towards a new piece to be performed alongside old work with French ensemble L'Instant Donné and a new short work for the 10th anniversary of vocal ensemble EXAUDI.

Larry Goves | I'm struggling to believe that I've been offered a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. It feels like an amazing vote of confidence alongside the means to concentrate on my composing with more time and more vigour. My sincerest, flabbergasted thanks.