John Eacott

John Eacott (born 19 December 1961) is a British composer and Principal Lecturer in Music at the University of Westminster. Eacott's career started in the 1980s with anarchic jazzers Loose Tubes, post-industrial metal bashers Test Dept, Roman Holliday, acid jazz group Vibraphonic, and a diverse array of artists including Damon Albarn, Goldie, Stereo MCs, The The, Georgie Fame, Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats. Since the 1990s he has composed works for theatre including the worldwide touring production of Gormenghast and composed for the RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew directed by Lucy Bailey (director) in 2012. Film scores include the Miramax feature Three Steps to Heaven (1995), Escape to Life with Vanessa Redgrave (2000) and worked as arranger with Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger on the soundtrack of Alfie starring Jude Law (2003). His orchestral compositions have been performed and recorded by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Docklands Sinfonietta. Since the completion of his PhD in 2007, Eacott has focused on making accessible live performances using algorithmic composition as part of his organisation Informal.


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