Jasper Dommett 1997
As a dedicated composer studying at the Royal Welsh College Music and Drama, Jasper has received prominent awards from the Welsh Music Guild and the English Schools' Orchestra. Recently he was commissioned by Jeremy Huw Williams for a song, premiered in New Orleans 2018, and by Ross Dunne for Tenor Horn concerto, to be recorded on CD and performed in 2019. His biggest influences are composers such as, Thomas Adés, Kaija Saariaho, Oliver Knussen and Helen Grime.
He prides himself on being a hard-working, self-motivated composer with experience in a fast-paced environment. Driven to exceed goals and to build quality relationships with performers, conductors and fellow composers, he strives on having a keen eye for detail.
When writing Jasper looks at the sound world he wishes to create through an abstract perspective. A lot of his inspiration comes from nature, words and paintings. For example, he has been spending significant time looking and responding to the works of the welsh artist Elfyn Lewis, specifically his work with acrylic smeared on MDF board because of the graphic parallels and non-parallels with musical language.