Leo Chadburn AKA Simon Bookish

Education

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1997-2001) Bmus (Hons) First Class

Affiliations

  • ‘Soundhub’ associate composer of the LSO (2012-2017)

Awards

  • 2017. BASCA British Composer Award for Freezywater

Solo discography

  • 2015. Red and Blue (EP), Library of Nothing
  • 2013. Epigram/Microgram (album), Library of Nothing
  • 2008. Everything/Everything (album), Tomlab
  • 2007. Trainwreck/Raincheck (album), Library of Nothing
  • 2006. Unfair/Funfair (album), Library of Nothing
  • 2006. Terry Riley Disco (single), Playlouder
  • 2005. Metal Horse (single), Tomlab

Notated works discography

  • 2017. 'De La Salle' included on The Flautadors' Bavardage, First Hand Recordings
  • 2016. 'Brown Leather Sofa' included on LSO, The Panufnik Legacies II, LSO Live Records
  • 2016. 'Vapour Descriptors' included on Kate Halsall, Miniturised Concertos, Metier/Divine Art

Notated works

  • 2017. Si la passion pour les plantes exotiques, for recorder (tenor in D), for Tabea Debus
  • 2016. Affix Stamp Here, for vocal ensemble, analogue synthesisers and projections, for EXAUDI
  • 2016. Saturated, for baroque ensemble and pre-recorded voices, for Nordic Affect
  • 2016. Bibas was Bombed / Malcolm McLaren, Love and Hate, for Abstruckt
  • 2016. Freezywater, for pre-recorded voices and ensemble, for Apartment House
  • 2014. The Indistinguishables, for pre-recorded voices and string quartet, for Quatour Bozzini
  • 2014. Vapour Descriptors, for two pianos, written for Kate Halsall for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
  • 2013. Brown Leather Sofa, for large orchestra, for the London Symphony Orchestra
  • 2011. X Chairman Maos, for amplified ensemble and voice, commissioned by Apartment House for the De La Warr Pavilion
  • 2010. Unison: Things Are Getting Worse, for 12 pianos, prepared for David Cunningham’s ‘A Lot of Pianos’ event
  • 2001. De La Salle2, for recorder quartet playing multiple instruments
  • 1999. The Reflecting Pool, for piano and analogue synths / drones
N.B. Unlisted works are pending revision.

Site-specific solo performances

  • 2015. The Text Message, SAM touring programme, various UK venues
  • 2007. Not Wanting To Say Anything About John Cage, Magazin4, Bregenz
  • 2006. Moisture & Funeral, TwoSee Boutique, London
N.B. In addition, more than 100 performances as Simon Bookish throughout Europe, 2004 onwards

Scores and soundtracks for visual art

  • 2017. Marianna Simnet, Worst Gift (film and installation), Matt's Gallery, London
  • 2017. Jasleen Kaur, Yoorop (single screen video installation), V&A Museum, London
  • 2016. Frances Scott, CANWEYE { } (16mm film and installation), Focal Point Gallery, Southend
  • 2015. Marianna Simnet, Blue Roses (film and performance), Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London
  • 2015. Jennet Thomas, The Unspeakable Freedom Device (single screen video and sculptural installation), Grundy Gallery, Blackpool
  • 2015. Jordan McKenzie, Shame Chorus (performance), Freud Museum, London
  • 2015. Frances Scott, The Pilgrim and the Glow Worm (site-specific performance), Granary Square, London
  • 2014. Richard Grayson, Nothing Can Stop Us Now (five screen video installation), Dilston Grove / Matt’s Gallery, London
  • 2013. Cerith Wyn Evans, Imagination Dead Imagine (performance), IMMA, Dublin
  • 2012. Jennet Thomas, School of Change (single screen video and sculptural installation), Matt’s Gallery, London
  • 2012. Tanya Axford, The Path Made by a Boat in Sound (3 Down) (performative and sculptural installation), Whitstable Biennale
  • 2012. Ruiz Stephinson, Vagabond Galactica (mixed-media installation), Flers, Normandy
  • 2010. no.w.here, Recessional Aesthetics (sound installation), James Taylor Gallery, London
  • 2009. Richard Grayson, The Golden Space City of God (single screen video installation), Matt’s Gallery, London / ArtPace, San Antonio
  • 2006. Sandrine Nicoletta, Interplay (sound installation), Galleria Maze, Turin

Scores for theatre

  • 2007. Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (original score), National Theatre
  • 2007. Stephen Brown, Future Me (original score), Theatre503
  • 2007. Frauke Requardt, Jammy Dodgers (electronic music), Royal Opera House

Remix discography

  • 2013. Serafina Steer, Motion Pictures, Stolen Recordings
  • 2012. Seb Rochford and Alice Grant, Rini Gave Word, The Leaf Label
  • 2012. Alexander’s Festival Hall, Upturned in Slow Motion, Melodical Trax
  • 2010. Late of the Pier, Blueberry, Phantasy Sound
  • 2010. Piney Gir, After the Flood, Damaged Goods
  • 2010. The Chap, We Work in Bars, Lo Recordings
  • 2010. Owen Pallett, Keep the Dog Quiet, Domino Records
  • 2009. Acoustic Ladyland, The Mighty Q, Strong and Wrong
  • 2005. Grizzly Bear, Eavesdropping, Kanine/Rumraket
  • 2005. The Organ, Memorize the City, Noize
  • 2004. Franz Ferdinand, Michael, Domino

Guest / session / featured performance discography

  • 2013. Serafina Steer, The Moths Are Real, Stolen Recordings
  • 2013. PowerPlant, 24 Lies Per Second, Signum Classics
  • 2012. Saint Etienne, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, Heavenly Recordings
  • 2011. On Kawara, One Million Years [Past and Future] No. 69 & 70, Published by www.mathieucopeland.net
  • 2010. Sion, Roam E.P., WW Music
  • 2010. Fan Death, Womb of Dreams, Mercury
  • 2010. Fan Death, A Coin for the Well, Mercury
  • 2006. Leafcutter John, The Forest and The Sea, Staubgold
  • 2004. Max de Wardener, Where I am Today, Accidental
  • 2003. Leafcutter John, The Housebound Spirit, Planet μ
  • 2003. Patrick Wolf, Lycanthropy, Tomlab
  • 2003. Patrick Wolf, Patrick Wolf EP, Tomlab
  • 2002. Saint Etienne: Finisterre, Mantra

Lectures / Talks

  • 2013: For The Rest is Noise festival, Royal Festival Hall, lectures entitled Pop is a Virus on pop aesthetics in the work 1990s classical music and The End of Cage on late music by John Cage
  • 2013: For the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, lecture presentation of the working methods for School of Change
  • 2012: For the Liverpool Biennial, lecture on working with field recordings

Writing (recent selection)

  • 2016. Julius Eastman (profile), Frieze
  • 2015. Pierre Boulez (profile), Frieze
  • 2015. BBC Proms (reviews), TEMPO
  • 2015. Slow36hr festival, Bruges (review)
  • 2014. Whatever happened to classical vinyl? (feature), Sinfini
  • 2014. Richard Reed Parry (interview), Sinfini
  • 2014. Benjamin/Adès/Hughes - Recent Opera on DVD (review), TEMPO
  • 2013. David Harrington (interview), The Quietus
  • 2013. SPOR Festival, Aarhus (review), The Wire
  • 2013. Michel van der Aa - Sunken Garden (review), The Wire
  • 2012. Stockhausen - Mittwoch (review), The Quietus
  • 2012. Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach (review), The Quietus
  • 2012. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth (programme notes), Barbican Centre
  • 2012. Bang on a Can - Field Recordings (programme notes), Barbican Centre
  • 2012. Steve Reich (second interview), The Quietus
  • 2012. Jonny Greenwood and Krzysztof Penderecki (preview), Barbican Centre
  • 2012. Robert Wilson at the London 2012 Festival (preview), festival brochure
  • 2011. Steve Reich (first interview), The Quietus
  • 2011. Steve Reich - Reverberations (preview), The Quietus