Glen Downie

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Glen Downie playing saxophone
Artist Bio Text

Glen Downie is a Wellington based composer of contemporary classical music and co-director of the SMP Ensemble (a Wellington based composer/performer cooperative). He has been the NZSO National Youth Orchestra composer in residence (2019) and worked with Stroma, the NZSO the Auckland Philharmonia, the Brussels Philharmonic and Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles (Mons). 

Also an improvising saxophonist he has played with Rob Thorne, Simon Eastwood and Dexter Stanley-Tauvao (as Pyramid Lake), Keir GoGwilt, The Arthur Street Loft Orchestra and Jeff Henderson. Increasingly he is focused on bringing together his love of free playing with large ensemble composing.