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Michael Hope is a UK-born composer, performer and producer based in Denmark, whose output encompasses, among other things, instrumental, orchestral, performative, installation, electronic, video, and site-specific works, often situated within the domains of conceptual art and experimental theatre. Current areas of compositional focus include a conceptual approach towards media selection and misuse, a revaluation of western art music conceptions of craft, virtuosity, and genius, as well as examinations into the relationship between production and consumption, and the inevitable emergence of waste, cliché, and ultimately the loss of control, that arises from such a relationship.


After completing his undergraduate studies in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music on the prestigious Joint Course with the University of Manchester in 2017, and having previously attended the Purcell School for Young Musicians, Michael went on to complete his Master’s degree in Composition at Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium in Aarhus in 2020. He is currently a member of the Advanced Post-Graduate ‘Soloist’ class at Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. As both a composer, performer and producer he has been commissioned by festivals, groups and platforms such as Klang Festival, SPOR Festival, MINU Festival, UNM (Ung Nordisk Musik), AUT (Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere), Radikal jung, Ensemble Modern, Members of Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble K!ART, Esbjerg Ensemble, and Aarhus Sinfonietta. He is co-founder, co-director and performer with the composer- performer ensemble Current Resonance, and in 2020 became a Britten-Pears Young Artist.

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