JOHN EACOTT - BIOG
John Eacott is a trumpeter and composer whose career started in the 1980s with anarchic jazzers Loose Tubes and post-industrial metal bashers Test Dept. In the 1990s he composed works for theatre including the worldwide touring production of Gormenghast and arrangements for the RSC production of Timon of Athens. Film scores include the Miramax feature Three Steps to Heaven (1995), Escape to Life with Vanessa Redgrave (2000) and worked as arranger with Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger on the soundtrack of Alfie starring Jude Law (2003). His orchestral compositions have been performed and recorded by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Docklands Sinfonietta. As a session musician John has performed and recorded with many great names including Damon Albarn, Goldie, Stereo MCs and Georgie Fame.
Previous algorithmic / generative works include The Street, an interactive sound environment (2000), Morpheus, a CD Rom of generative electronica (2001), and Intelligent Street, a sound space in which users alter their sound environment by sending text messages (2003). Since the completion of his PhD in 2007, John composed Flood Tide and Hour Angle, which are accessible live performances using algorithmic composition which have been performed many times including 2009 Thames Festival and See Further Festival at the Southbank, London 2010. He recently composed music for the acclaimed RSC production 'Taming of the Shrew'. He lecturers in Popular Music at Middlesex University and in Sound Art at London College of Communication.blog