Portrait of Larkhall

About Larkhall

Composer/pianist and creative coder Larkhall pairs his compositions with real-time audio-reactive algorithmic visual interpretations specific to each piece. His 2019 ACE-supported album The Sea Was Never Blue reached #2 on the UK iTunes Classical chart, with a multimedia launch concert at St. George’s Bristol International Keyboard Festival.

Originally from the pine woods of Minnesota’s Iron Range, Larkhall moved around the Great Plains of North America, then between Bristol, London and Cambridge before settling near Bath.

Previously Larkhall has worked with 8x-Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and won a prize for new music at the International Shostakovich Piano Competition. Trivia: in the tech realm, he helped develop the app Shazam, used by over 500 million people and since acquired by Apple.

When not performing, Larkhall often does outreach work teaching creative coding workshops in Bristol, London and Cambridge to a variety of age groups and backgrounds. Larkhall is a resident of Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio and Bath’s The Studio at Palace Yard.

Larkhall is pleased to acknowledge support from Arts Council England.

“An alluring trip through lush soundscapes, ethereal and cinematic. [It] entrances from the beginning… radiant.”
— Tom Lynch, NewCity


 

 

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