CoDI Mentors 2020/21
MARK DAVID BODEN
After graduating from RWCMD and RCM, I have pursued a composing career with an equal interest in writing for both professional and amateur musicians. My music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Sinfonia Cymru and Camerata Nordica. I am very interested in exploring melody within my works, coupled with varied textures and rich orchestration, regardless of how large or small the forces I’m working with might be.
A substantial number of my works are for amateur musicians, including several children’s choirs and amateur orchestras. I regularly write commissions for school children of all ages and have had a residency with King Edward’s School, Bath since 2012.
I am a lecturer in composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and have previously worked as a composition tutor for Sinfonia Newydd, Arts Active. the Peter Reynolds Composers Studio and RWCMD Junior Conservatoire.
I would be very happy to work with you on generating concepts for your composition, developing your musical material, discussing ways in which you might collaborate with your performers and share my experiences in working with professional and amateur musicians.