|Background and projects
A professional composer, bassist and educator based in Cheltenham, Perry has a passion for the written word and has
worked collaboratively with many poets to lift the poetry from the page
into song settings, and to create soundtracks for spoken word.
Perry is a versatile bass player who loves theatre. Recent work includes the debut show of Piaf the Songs with Eve Loiseau; Stand and Stare with Sara Todd; Cremenville and Insomnia Poems with Pete Wyer, Steve Dalachinsky Mike Cross and Chris Cundy; Community choir with Sarah Tennant Flowers; Various jazz ensembles, from duo to quintet with Will Talbot and cabaret show with Bobby Crush.
Perry is currently MD for Acoustic Beauty jazz trio, with a mission to put some humour and current songs into their repertoire. Previously the composer and MD for Gloucester Mystery Plays Quartet; Sixth Sense; JWR Collective.
Current projects include -
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Tracks (2013) - Soundtrack for new touring show by The Brick Door Theatre Company
The Name (2008) Words by Anna Saunders. Soprano solo Evelyne Beech
(2005) Eternity Ring Words by Sara-Jane Arbury. Voice and mixed ensemble.
(2008) An Interrogation of prayer A poem for 3 readers. Words by Anna Saunders. World Premier, 29 July 2008 at Meantime Arts Space in Cheltenham. Sound design with voices; Dawn Stanley, Evelyne Beech and Benedict Perkins.
Door Poems (Numbers 1 - 6) 2009
Mr Wolf (2005)
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Insomnia Poems (Wyer/Dalachinsky), commissioned by BBC Radio 3, broadcast March, 2009 and in December, 2009, as part of Radio 3's 'Best of Jazz on 3, 2009'
Pete Wyer/Steve Dalachinsky, broadcast on Jazz on 3, 23 March 2009. The ensemble included, Pete Wyer, Steve Dalachinsky, Evelyne Beech, Chris Cundy, Robert Perry and Mike Cross. '
One of the most extraordinary sessions we have ever had ' Jez Nelson of the one hour Insomnia Poems for Jazz on 3, BBC Radio 3, March 2009 (performed as a live set at Pinewood studios).
Pete Wyer An immersive, labyrinthine fable combining theatre, video, sound design, operatic/folk singing and a virtuoso band of Cremenvillians.
The ensemble included, Pete Wyer - guitar, David Le Page - violin, Graham Instrall - percussion, Elizabeth Frankiln-Kitchen - soprano and Robert Perry on bass