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Composed in 1999, and my first attempt at keyboard music, The
Mayfly is a piece that emerged from the interaction between
some tightly organised material and a totally unstructured elaboration
of that material. In the process of making a finished piece, I sought
to create as concise as aphoristic a musical statement as possible.
Ben Wynne was born in London in
1983 and first came into contact with music at age 7 when he took up the
piano, from then, his interest grew to encapsulate not only classical
but also contemporary music. Ben is currently studying for his A-Levels
at Alleyn’s School, Dulwich.
Ben’s first contact with contemporary music and composing of it arose
when he was taught by Alwynne Pritchard, after which Ben was then taught
by Gwyn Pritchard, both of whom have inspired and continue to inspire
him musically and intellectually.
Ben has recently finished his A-Level composition, which is a contemporary
piece for symphony orchestra, and Ben is hoping to compose seriously in
his spare time.
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