(b. 25 July 1974, London).
British composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.
Mr. Casswell studied initially at the Dartington College of Arts in Devon from 1993–96, where he earned his BA with honours, then at the University of York in 1998–99, where he earned his MA. He later earned his PhD in composition at the University of Leeds, with a period of research at Seoul National University in 2000.
Among his honours are the Audrey Pass Charitable Trust Scholarship (1999, to study at the University of Leeds), a scholarship from Samsung/Royal British Legion/BKVA (1999, to study in South Korea) and First Prize in the Millennium Composing Competition of the Leeds Philosophical Society (2000, for Papillon). His music has been named to the short list of the Society for the Promotion of New Music in London three times (2000–01, for Papillon and Chorisis; 2002–03, for The Transformation and Other Stories), he won the competition of the International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn (2001) and he received the AHRB Scholarship (2001, to study at the University of Leeds).
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Chorisis, small orchestra (14 players), 1999
Return, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, violin, double bass, 1998
Papillon, string quartet, 1999
Methexis, alto saxophone, 1999
Temporal Trajectories, 4 percussion, 2000
distance...presence, flute, clarinet, 2 saxophones, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion, 2002
Piano Quartet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 2002
Lumine, 4 male voices, 2002
The Transformation and Other Stories, 2 sopranos, tenor, baritone, flute, clarinet, 2 saxophones, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion, 2001