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Eden Lonsdale 

photo: Anton Lukoszevieze

Eden Lonsdale (*1996) is a British/German composer.


His music focuses on exploring the various ways that movement and stasis can co-exist, as well as the inter-connectedness of harmony, timbre and melody. Often using very limited materials, his dense and immersive sound-worlds attempt to draw the ear into the smallest details and hope to inspire the listener’s self-guided exploration into the music’s manifold layers.

He has written concert music for and with soloists such as Satoko Inoue, Toby Hughes, Anton Lukoszevieze and Heather Roche as well as ensembles including EXAUDI, Apartment House, Riot Ensemble, ICTUS, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Plusminus Ensemble. His orchestral works have been performed by the Berlin Radio-Symphony Orchestra (w.Vladimir Jurowski) and the Guildhall Session Orchestra (for the inauguration of the light installation ‘Illuminated River’ at Westminster Bridge in 2021) and he is currently writing for the London Symphony Orchestra (w.François-Xavier Roth) as part of their Panufnik Scheme.


Eden’s work has been performed around Europe, the United States, South America and Asia and programmed in festivals such as London Culture Mile (2020), EstOvest Torino (2020), Blurred Edges Hamburg (2021), Dutch Harp Festival (2022) and Distat Terra Festival (2022) in . In 2023 he was co-commissioned by Gaudeamus (NL) and the Ulysses network to compose an immersive 45-minute concert work for the Dutch ensemble Oerknal, his most ambitious project to date.

Recent works have been broadcast on BBC’s Radio 3 ‘The New Music Show’ and ‘Night Tracks’ as well as Radio 6’s ‘The Freak Zone’ and various international stations and in 2023 his debut album ‘Clear and Hazy Moons’ was released by the experimental label anothertimbre. It was met with some acclaim, Boomkat calling it ‘one of the most startling releases we’ve heard from anothertimbre in ages’ and ‘an essential listening experience, one that demands your full attention’.

Eden studied Composition at the Guildhall School of Music in London, with Malcolm Singer, Cassandra Miller and Julian Anderson as well as at the Kunstuniversität Graz with Klaus Lang.

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