About

Originally from Devon, Jasper is a young composer studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he is exploring the diverse world of contemporary classical music.

At the age of 9 Jasper started learning to play piano together with basic notation and harmony. His route into composition came from his development as a Baritone horn player for his local brass band. During practice he would try and examine the harmonic and textural content of the music being played around him. With Thomas Adés, Kaija Saariaho, Oliver Knussen and Helen Grime appearing to be his biggest influences in his music, Jasper looks at the sound world he creates from an abstract perspective; with intentions of leading the audience down a journey with many twists and turns.

Recipient of the inaugural “Paul Mealor award for Student Composers: 2018”
“Most Promising Young Composer of 2017” – Welsh Music Guild

 

Jasper is a hard working self-motivated composer with experience in a fast-paced environment. He is always very personable to players and professional under pressure. Driven to exceed goals and build quality relationships with performers, conductors and fellow composers, Jasper has an uncanny attention to detail.

From his experience of taking rehearsals and teaching ‘one to one’, Jasper is able to take on multiple responsibilities and pass on his knowledge to performers. His temperament allows him to look past what he has written to understand where changes are required for a piece to be played. He gets excited by the idea of working with performers and believes that collaboration in contemporary classical music is one of the most important factors in new music today.

Winner of the English Schools Composition Competition 2018
Winner of The Lord Lingfield Medal for music 2018

Media

News

January 2019

January 2019

Starting the term running Jasper had to submit the finalised score and parts for his piece “Melys” which BBC NOW would be workshopping later in the month. He also has been selected as one for five composers to be working with the Berkley ensemble when they come to...

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Winter & Christmas 2018

Winter & Christmas 2018

Towards the end of his first term back for his second year in composition Jasper has been met with a number of deadlines. He has utilized this time to become more familiar with more experimental composers and has tried to widen his scope of listening. In the final...

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November 2018

November 2018

This month Jasper has been focusing on two main things, the improvement of harmony in his work and the familiarity of working with the Modular Synthesiser. From this he wrote two pieces of Musique Concréte with the Modular “#252” & “#253”. His notated work focused on...

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News

January 2019

January 2019

Starting the term running Jasper had to submit the finalised score and parts for his piece “Melys” which BBC NOW would be workshopping later in the month. He also has been selected as one for five composers to be working with the Berkley ensemble when they come to...

read more
Winter & Christmas 2018

Winter & Christmas 2018

Towards the end of his first term back for his second year in composition Jasper has been met with a number of deadlines. He has utilized this time to become more familiar with more experimental composers and has tried to widen his scope of listening. In the final...

read more
November 2018

November 2018

This month Jasper has been focusing on two main things, the improvement of harmony in his work and the familiarity of working with the Modular Synthesiser. From this he wrote two pieces of Musique Concréte with the Modular “#252” & “#253”. His notated work focused on...

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Works

Orchestral

Melys – 2018
Two Atmospheres – 2018
Something in the Mist – 2018
Dissonance – 2014

Brass Band

A.L.M.A. – COMING SOON
Figurations of Mahelr – 2018
Kol Nidrei for Bass Trombone and Band Max Bruch arr. Jasper Dommett – 2018
Fidelis Aeternum – 2017
Carol of the Bells Mykola Leontovych arr. Jasper Dommett – 2014

Chamber

Lust for the AZARK Esemble – 2019
The Night is Dark for the Berkely Esemble – 2019
Mae’r Hen Delynau – 2018
Questions and Arguments – 2018
Deep Waters – 2017
Three Motions for Tuned Percussion – 2015

Solo and Duo

Inner Voices : II for Solo Viola – COMING SOON
Matryoshka – Concerto for Tenor Horn – 2019
Three Phases for Clarinet and Electronics – 2019
What is Beauty for Baritone voice and Piano – 2018
Inner Voices : III for Solo Cello and Electronics – 2018
M is for Mahler for Flute and Clarinet – 2018
Petrichor for Soprano Saxophone – 2018
Inner Voices : I for Solo Violin – 2017
M.A.R.E.D. for Solo Harp – 2017
Three Meditations for Solo Piano – 2017
Dream States for Euphonium and Piano – 2016
Awaking of the Dragon for Baritone Horn – 2016

Electronics

#257 – 2019
#256 – 2019
#255 – 2018
#254 – 2018
#253 – 2018
#252 – 2018
2.12 – 2018
Klavierstüke – 2017
Hidden Forest for Flute, Clarinet and Tape – 2017

Writings

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Derri Lewis