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J Simon van der Walt

composer | performer | teacher


I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher, living and working in Scotland. My music draws on many approaches, including score-based composition, installation, sound art, performance, devising and improvising. At one time a jazz trumpet player, I've also been known to perform on the trombone, didgeridu, guitar, gamelan, laptop, and an assortment of home-made instruments. I teach at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where I am Head of Taught Postgraduate Programmes in Music.

On this site

  • Catalog – scores, recordings, video, programme notes
  • Blog – news, ideas, work in progress
  • About – more about me and my work