David Sawer

(b. 1961)

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(b Stockport, 1961).

Eng. composer. Early works perf. by London Sinfonietta, Music/Rejects London, and Almeida Fest. Works incl. chamber opera The Panic (1991); ensemble pieces Cat's Eye (1986), Take Off (1987), Good Night (1989), Rhetoric (1989); Études, 2 to 6 actors/musicians, ten. sax., 2 tpts., perc. (1984); Food of Love, actress, pf. (1988); Mute, tb. (1990); Songs of Love and War, 24 vv., 2 hp., perc. (1990); Solo Piano, pf. (1983); The Melancholy of Departure, pf. (1990); The Memory of Water, 2 vn., str. (1993); Byrnam Wood, orch. (1995); Tiroirs, chamber ens. (1996); Musica ficta, chamber orch. (1997–8); Between, hp. (1998); From Morning to Midnight, opera (2001); pf. conc. (2001–2); Parthenope, va. (2003); Rebus, 15 players (2004).

Subjects: Music.

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