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Wide repertoire from straight down the middle classical to jazz and contemporary extended techniques.

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Birmingham Conservatoire

Visiting Lecturer BMus

From September 2008.

Conservatoire • Visiting Lecturer BSc Music Technology - Birmingham Conservatoire • Proprietor of Independent Music Services providing lessons and support to Secondary and Primary schools in the delivery of music curriculum and instrumental lessons. • Saxophone & Flute in Swing Unlimited Big Band.

UCE Technology Innovation Centre

Visiting Lecturer for Third Year

From September 2006 to June 2008.

modules at UCE Technology Innovation Centre - Millennium Point • Music Technology workshop leader for KS3 pupils in Coventry Schools for Musicate employing GarageBand and Cubase to explore National Curriculum • Instrumental Teacher for Musicate in Telford & Wrekin schools


commissioned by Nicole Lee for the Ho Chi Minh

From 1990 to 2012.

Conservatory of Music, Dance & Drama, Vietnam. • Walks and Views in Dorset for concert band, commissioned by The Band of the West Midlands Fire Service. • Nickolai Of The North theatre songs and sound design for Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. • Miro for flute, clarinet, accordian, piano, keyboards, bass and drums. • Dancing Partners for flute duet. • Transit Of Venus for solo flute & Transit Of Venus 2 for flute duet (2004) • Jazzy Johnny - a set of graded educational pieces for melody instrument and piano • From B for baritone saxophone and tape • accelerandi e ritardandi for violin & orchestra • The Aeroplane for very large orchestra • Sirens for tape • 24 Progressive Studies for melody instrument - - • Astbury Ayres for flute, oboe, cello, harp & percussion commissioned by Congleton

Battersea Arts Centre

Community Musician

From 1988 to 2001.

summer play schemes constructing bamboo flutes with children. • Composer & Musical Director on Bluebeard - The Barbary Ghost and Molefinger at Chats' Palace, Homerton Community Arts Centre, Hackney. • Music Co-ordinator for Interaction Community Arts, projects included - M-I-Y Make-It- Yourself, Music Workshops, Summer Play schemes, Last Anti-Nuclear Festival, Dogges Troupe, Imprint and the Almost Free Theatre, composed game songs for under 5s, published by AC Black including The Weather Song • Solo piano player for stage production of The Wizard of Oz (1989) at The Old Bull Arts Centre, Barnet, Herts. • World Music workshops for Queen's Hall education project in Edinburgh Schools.

National Theatre


From September 1984 to June 1992.

actors including Orestia and Agamemnon. • Wapping Neighbourhood Community Education Department: Saxophone classes and ensemble. • Middlesex Polytechnic: developed and lectured module entitled What Is Contemporary (about) Music? Included disciplines applicable to systems music e.g. phasing, repetition, hocketing, & pulses. • Private Teaching on a one to one basis pupils from beginner to advanced standard in flute, clarinet, saxophone and piano including jazz. • Music Co-ordinator at Inter-Action Community Arts, established recording studio and taught studio techniques to client groups and musicians. MUSIC ENGRAVER • Proprietor & Managing Director of Lotusleaf Ltd (formerly Artsound AS) Music Engraving Typesetting & Editing. • Engraver for notensatzdienst freiburg in Merzhausen, Germany. • Experience in print industry as music copyist & editor with a particular emphasis on complex contemporary scores for clients including Brian Fernyhough (Peters Edition), Harrison Birtwistle (Universal Edition), Peter Maxwell Davies (Boosey & Hawkes), Dominic Muldowney (film scores). PERFORMANCES & RECORDINGS 2000-2003 • Concerts and workshops on Isle of Arran in 2002 & 2003 with Infinite Trio. Live CD released of Brodick Castle performances. • Collaborator with Mrigya, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2002. • Soloist with Reshah - Persian music with oud, darabouka, daf and vocals. • Improvising pianist with own trio, Infinite Trio playing Standards and fusion resident at The Shore Bar & Restaurant twice a week.

York Musicians Co-operative


From 1976 to 1977.

Founder & Director of the St Paul's Square Community Festival (funded by Yorkshire Arts)

Vexations by Erik Satie

John Wesley Barker

From 1974.

Simon Best, John Edwards, Paul Feldwich, Pete Mason, Glyn Perrin, Camilla Saunders, Alden Schwarz, Simon Thorne. Duration: 23 hours 56 minutes. See [38] Vexations and its Performers an article by Gavin Bryars. • Keyboard player in Edgar Broughton Band - tours in Norway, Germany & Switzerland. • Transcribed horn parts for Soultax a 23-piece soul band; numerous performances including a tour of Germany during reunification. • Recorded and performed synthesizers & piano on the John Foxx (formerly founded Ultravox) album Metamatic (reached No.18, in British chart for 7 weeks), included two appearances on 'Top Of The Pops' visit • A co-founder, musical director and composer of Lost Jockey - systems music orchestra specialised in music of then unknown American minimal composers - Steve Reich, Philip Glass & Terry Riley as well as compositions & arrangements by members. Lost Jockey was an incorporated ICOM co-operative 1982, released 3 commercial recordings. • Sound Engineer at Ronnie Scott's (London) for summer Cuban season with artists: IRAKIRE, Arturo Sandoval. • Producer & Engineer at Weemeenit Recording Studios 24 track working with Captain Sensible. • Musician at the National Theatre in Tamburlaine The Great, Il Campiello; Julius Cæser, Don Juan and performer in workshop devised production of Bow Down with Tony Harrison and Harrison Birtwistle. • Woodwind pit musician in West End Musicals including CATS and 42 nd Street • Researcher in Greek Music and Instrument Design for the Orestia at the National Theatre. ORCHESTRAL & STRING ARRANGER

John Wesley Barker Education


Morley College

Dartington College of Arts

University of Adelaide


University of Adelaide

Music Course

University of Birmingham


la Sorbonne

Le Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris

Otago Boys High School


The Purcell School (formerly The Central Tutorial School for Young Musicians)

Pulteney Grammar School

St Andrew's School


Tamworth Infants School

The Duke's School


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