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15th April, 2013

Joe Townsend

Joe Townsend is the Creative Director of CoLab at Trinity Laban Conservatoire where 1000 music and dance students work together to create new work and develop some of the skills that are valued in the creative industries.

He is a jazz and folk violinist and composer with a specialism in cross-discipline performance across cultural and artistic boundaries (OpenCov, Brgenz Opera Festival, Chinese Opera Shanghai Theatre Academy).

As a composer he has created works for Opera North (The Gypsy Bible, Foiea Verde, St George), The National Theatre (Oresteia, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet). And as a violinist he has collaborated with a range of different artists: Gavin Bryars, Laurie Anderson, Roma musicians and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.



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