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Ian Vine is a composer who works with acoustic instruments and electronics in the concert hall as well as for installation and recorded media. His music is characterised by stillness and sustained sound, extreme economy and material revealed at a glacial pace.

His music is performed across Europe and further afield, and has been broadcast worldwide. Commissioners of his work have included the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble Recherche, and Matthew Herbert. He has received performances by, among others, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Ensemble 10/10, Psappha, Continuum (Canada) and 175 East (New Zealand). His work has been released on Accidental Records, Kairos, and London Sinfonietta labels. Since 2011 he has released ten studio albums.

Ian Vine studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert and, later, privately with Simon Holt. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Tutor in Electro-Acoustic Music at the RNCM, and also taught for a time at The University of Manchester. From 2002-2007 he was a participant in the inaugural Blue Touch Paper scheme with the London Sinfonietta, producing three works for the ensemble.

Ian lives in Manchester.


latest releases

five strings: 17 March 2023, CDR/DL

interval: 7 August 2020, CDR/DL

still pieces: 24 December 2018, CDR/DL