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Simon Rackham

voc, frh, p, *1964 GB
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Simon Rackham (born 1964) is an English composer and artist. From 1983-1988, studied composition and French horn at the Royal Academy of Music (London).Probably best known for his work; ‘Which ever way your nose bends’ the first commission by the six piano ensemble Piano Circus, composed as a companion piece to Steve Reich’s ‘Six Pianos’ & released on their eponymous album by Argo Records (UK) in 1992.In the late eighties he co-founded the group ‘3 or 4 composers’ (with Laurence Crane, Helen Ottaway, Melanie Pappenheim & Jocelyn Pook).He has released over forty albums (mainly music for piano) through CD Baby. In 2012 his authorized arrangement for solo piano of Steve Reich’s ‘Clapping Music’ was released on the album ‘Which way is up?’.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • French horn
  • Piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
To the Right the Enemy, To the Left the Sea on An Anthology of Occasional Pieces, Pt. One by Simon Rackham
Twilight on Horizontal Muisc by Simon Rackham
A Little French on An Anthology of Occasional Pieces, Pt. Five by Simon Rackham
I Sometimes Call Them Too on An Anthology of Occasional Pieces, Pt. One by Simon Rackham
Purple Dream in D on An Anthology of Occasional Pieces, Pt. One by Simon Rackham
Ace Looks a Diamond (For Dad) on Unknown Music by Simon Rackham
Miscellaneous Four on Miscellaneous Music by Simon Rackham
Horizontal Music - The Sea on Horizontal Muisc by Simon Rackham
Nice Breeze Isn’t It? on An Anthology of Occasional Pieces, Pt. One by Simon Rackham
Something in F on Horizontal Muisc by Simon Rackham

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Sextet / 1-100 / 16 / Which Ever Way Your Nose BendsPiano Circus, Chris Fitkin / Michael Nyman / Tim Seddon / Simon Rackham1992Album
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