Music Theater Faculty

Andrew Lovett

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Andrew Lovett recently moved from the UK to live in Princeton, joining the Department of Music at Princeton University as a Professional Specialist. He composes small-scale operas, chamber music and electroacoustic works, which have been performed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Cuba, the US and throughout the UK.

From March through April 2014 he was a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, where he composed the second act of his opera, Don’t Breathe A Word (libretto by Fraser Grace).
Lonely Sits the City (2009), a one-act opera for solo voice and surround-sound electronics, was premiered at the Junction in Cambridge by Frances M. Lynch with The Electric Voice Theatre.
Abraham On Trial (2005), an opera for five singers, electroacoustic music and digital video, was also performed at the Junction Theatre in Cambridge by The Electric Voice Theatre and directed by Patrick Morris.

The Colour of Sadness (2003) for soprano saxophone and electronics was premiered by Damien Royannais and recorded by for AMPublishing. Unknown Terrors (2000) for cello, keyboard and electronics was premiered by Judith Mitchell and Clive Williamson and broadcast on Radio 3. Voyage (1997) for ensemble and electroacoustic music was performed by the London Sinfonietta at the South Bank Centre in London in April 1999, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

Lovett's theatre includes Correspondence (2008); Gaugleprixtown (2005), Two Into War (2004); Michelle and the Landlady (2001); The Yellowboat (2000), for Menagerie Theatre Company; Hippolytus (1992); and Birds (1995), for The Cambridge Greek Play.

His moving image work includes Crossing Points (London, 2012) directed by Lucy Harris; Wreckers (2011) directed by Dictynna Hood; The Telescope (London 2011) directed by Margaret Mellis: a life in Colour (London, 2008) directed by Sue Giovanni; The Corridor (2004) directed by Zoe Neirizi; Small War (1995) directed by Dictynna Hood; Encounter (1993) directed by Andrew Bampfield; and A Diplomat in Japan (1992) for BBC Timewatch.

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