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Dominic Murcott

Head of Composition


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4473


Area of Work

Composition Department, Research Department, Performance Department
Dominic Murcott


Dominic Murcott is a composer, curator and educator whose work encompasses a wide range of activities. His compositions often combine acoustic instruments with digital media or theatrical ideas and is as enthusiastic about working with amateur musicians as professionals. Two recent projects are released on nonclassical, including the award-winning percussion duo The Harmonic Canon.


A specialist in the US-Mexican composer Conlon Nancarrow, he has spent 10 years, researching, curating, arranging and presenting his works around the world.

Starting as a self-taught musician, he has gradually made a transition from playing drums and percussion as a member of The High Llamas as well as recordings with Pavement, Stereolab and many others, to classically-based composition and education. Since 2003 he has been Head of Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, forming a department that has become well-known for its innovative methods and student-centred approaches.

He has taught at every educational level and is currently in demand as a supervisor and examiner for practice-based PhDs.