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Gavin Wayte

Gavin Wayte is a composer and conductor based in Manchester. He has written music for the concert hall and opera stage as well as for multi-media, site-specific performances.

His work has been performed at, among other places, The Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre; Teatro La Fenice, Venice; The Bridgewater Hall public spaces; BBC studios Media City UK and the New Music North West festivals (2010-13). His monodrama, Metamorphosis, was nominated for a British Composers award, vocal category, 2011, and Hot to Trot Love Bot for actor-harpsichordist was nominated in the solo category, 2014. He has worked in artistic partnership with, among others, BBC Philharmonic, Austrian Cultural Forum and the eu-art network. From 2011-13 he was curator of the BBC Philharmonic’s Ink Still Wet pre-concert events series at Bridgewater Hall.

He was awarded a PhD in Composition from the University of Manchester, in 2007 and is currently co-artistic director of Sounds Visible, a collaboration with digital visual artist Joe Stathers-Tracey, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, in partnership with Metal Culture, Liverpool and ensemble Psappha.