Fraz Ireland (frazdotcom.com) is a composer, performer, and music engraver whose work explores the connections between score, performers, and audience through incorporation of text, video, drawings, or perhaps an evocative title or a story shared in rehearsal. Current and recent projects include a piece with Blackheath Choir as part of the Adopt a Music Creator Scheme, a choose-your-own-adventure style piano solo as part of Psappha’s composing for… scheme; and a brass fanfare commissioned by Help Musicians that was performed in St Paul’s Cathedral.
Fraz first saw composition success as a teenager writing with NYOGB, Second Movement, NONCLASSICAL amongst others and winning the 2014 NCEM Young Composers competition and the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Duet prize for composers under 18. They have since studied on the ‘joint course’ at RNCM and the University of Manchester and worked with ensembles including Riot Ensemble, Tallis Scholars and the Ligeti Quartet and was a Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2020.
Fraz also runs a biannual night-time broadcast marking the hour changes in October and March, which offers a surreal night-time sonic perambulation through time and imaginary landscapes.