Colin Riley

Colin Riley

Colin Riley

Colin Riley’s music draws on a range of elements including new technologies, improvisation, song-writing and large-scale classical form. His work is difficult to categorise. His latest albums include Shenanigans (NMC) and In Place (Squeaky Kate). Other recent works include Warp and Weft a concerto for 2 cellos (Gabriella Swallow / Guy Johnston), Rock Paper Scissors (Ensemble Bash), Stream-Shine (Philippa Mo) and Earth Voices (Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden). He is currently working on a piano concertino for Jelena Markarova, a set of palindromic pieces for Steve Bingham and a new album with Melanie Pappenheim. He has also been commissioned to create a major new work for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  He is Reader in Composition at Brunel University, a mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Music-Creator Scheme, runs his own label Squeaky Kate and writes a regular blog about composing called Riley Notes