Richard Witts

Reader in Music & Sound


Edge Hill University

Music Policy, Music and Radio, The Velvet Underground, Postminimalism, Postpunk music, Music and the 'middlebrow' mind, Orchestra Futures

Born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, playing in local brass band, Grimsby Symphony and Light Orchestras, and cabaret bands as a cellist and a percussionist. Moved to Manchester and played in the Halle Orchestra and other professional ensembles. Percussionist with Dreamtiger and other modern music ensembles. Organised concerts of contemporary music in Manchester with visits from Henri Pousseur, Mauricio Kagel, Luciano Berio, Jean-Yves Bosseur, and Christian Wolff. Organised visit of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, with John Cage and David Tudor, to Liverpool 1980. Co-created the Manchester Musicimore...


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