Mr Timothy Johnston
I am an Anglo-Welsh composer, researching the use of traditional music and culture in contemporary Classical repertoire. I also have an active interest in both the theory and practice of music and visual media, a topic which is the focus of a number of my compositional and academic activities. My music explores aspects of folkloristics, narrative, postmodernity, and modality.
I am a keen producer and mix engineer, I have composed soundtracks for several films, short and full-length; my debut feature film soundtrack was released in 2019. I am also a pianist, cellist, and vocalist, and regularly perform with the Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra (principal cellist, 2019/20) and Contemporary Music Group.
I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Cardiff University (BMus, First Class Hons) in 2017, and my MA [Composition for Film and Television] (Dist.) from the University of Bristol in 2018, under the tutorage of Prof. John Pickard and Dr Richard Blackford.
Within my work, and creative output, as a composer, I am particularly interested in:
- The interaction of Western art music with folk music and culture
- Developing new methodological approaches to collaboration in music and visual media (especially film)
- Music and narrative
- Creative studio techniques
New Intersections of Western Art Music and Vernacular Culture
The Leonard and Marion Jones Scholarship
I am a postgraduate tutor in first year undergraduate composition, and both UG and PGT studio techniques moduels.
- Music composition and improvisation
- Music technology and recording
- Folk music
- Music for media