Gareth Churchill

Composer

About

Gareth Churchill is a British composer based in Cardiff. Blending influences from the classical canon and the world around him with those from traditional and popular cultures relevant to individual projects, his music is characterised by a lightness of touch and an economy of means, resulting in focused, crystalline, often miniaturist forms.

He has been critically described as a 'genuine composer of talent' (Classical source 2009) who 'has plenty of impact' (Music Web International 2018) and 'portrays very effectively a dialogue between lyricism and menace' (Wales Arts Review 018).

His work has reached audiences in more than ten countries and, in 2018, was the subject of a 'spot-light' retrospective concert at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. In 2020 Hors D'oeuvres, an all Churchill portrait disk containing 12 of Gareth's instrumental solos was released digitally on the Ty Cerdd record label.

Listeners experience a sound-world of poetic intensity and magical sonority which compels; never unnecessarily shouting what it can whisper in your ear, drawing you in. Stylistically, the mechanical and the pastoral, interact, in Gareth's music, in the embodiment of his lived disabled experience.