Benedict Mason

(b. 1955)

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(b Budleigh Salterton, 1955).

Eng. composer. Won several prizes incl. Britten composers' comp. (1988), Clements memorial (1987), and Guido d'Arezzo int. comp. (1988). Also Fulbright Fellowship 1990, Siemens Stiftung Preis 1992. Several works commissioned and f.p. by Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Asko Ens., and Ens. Intercontemporain. Works incl.: Playing Away, opera (1993–4); Ohne Missbrauch der Aufmerksamkeit, theatre piece (1993); Double Conc., hn., tb., ens. (1989); !, 14 players (1992); Quantized Quantz, fl., live elec., computer, and tape, with readings (1992); ChaplinOperas, mez., bass‐bar., 22 players, with silent film (1988); 2 str. qts. (1987, 1993); 6 Études, pf. (1988); Self‐Referential Songs and Realistic Virelais, sop., ens. (1990); conc. for va. section (1990); cl. conc. (1995); sackbut conc. (1997); tpt. conc. (1997); felt|ebb|thus|brink|here|array|telling, chamber orch. (2001); Double Conc., db., tuba (2005). Wrote Outside Site Unseen and Opened (1998).

Subjects: Music.

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