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Alastair Penman

British saxophonist Alastair Penman is a dynamic and versatile performer and composer, presenting contemporary music in new and exciting ways. Having obtained masters’ degrees in both Information and Computer Engineering (University of Cambridge) and Saxophone Performance (Royal Northern College of Music), Alastair has a strong interest in the fusion of live saxophone performance with electronic effects, backings, and enhancements to create often previously undiscovered sound-worlds.

Although classically trained, Alastair enjoys exploring many musical worlds; such influences can be heard in both his compositions and performances, which often transcend genre definition.

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Praise for debut album, Electric Dawn (Sospiro Records, 2015)

“Alastair Penman created surpassingly beautiful music... The record is excellent...Each piece had a perfection of its own and the combination of sax and electronics never sounded cluttered but pure and diamond-sharp, tonally burnished and singing free on both instruments...Thanks to RNCM for a masterpiece of programming.” Review by Peter Fay of Electric Dawn Live Performance at the RNCM Saxophone Day 2015

“Throughout, Penman's saxophone playing is exemplary and the whole makes an appealing and intriguing disc which successfully mixes Penman's live saxophone with the electronics to create something rather different

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