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About Colin Broom

Colin Broom is a composer based in Scotland, UK. He studied Composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. He was co-founder of amplified new music group Invention Ensemble, and co-director 1998 - 2003.

His PhD, received in 2016, was entitled An Investigation through Composition of the Relationship between stasis, Goal-direction & drama, and resulted in a number of new compositions, the largest of which was the multimedia work Pictures of an Electronic Life.

Colin has composed worked with various ensembles and musicians, including the Maxwell String Quartet, Orchestra of Opera North, Icebreaker, Hebrides Ensemble, Ensemble Thing, Edinburgh Quartet, Gamelan Naga Mas, Red Note, Tyrolean Ensemble for Contemporary Music and South Bank Gamelan. 


His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio Scotland, BBC4, Radio Magnetic and Radio Icebreaker.


Colin is Jazz Coordinator at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and is a Tutor in Composition and lecturer in the School of Music.

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