MediaTracks | Harry Perry
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composer

Harry Perry

With a passion for experimentation, Harry Perry breaks down the conventions of genre to create music that is uniquely expressive.

I like the personal approach that MediaTracks takes, and how enthusiastic William is about my work as a composer.

Music has always been an important part of Harry’s life, having grown up surrounded by a musical melting pot of classical, folk, Indian influences and more. He taught himself guitar in his teens, and it wasn’t long before he began writing music of his own. The first classical piece he wrote was a romantic piano miniature, and from that point on, he knew that he wanted to compose.

Harry went on to study Music at Bangor University, where he received a prize for composition. He then completed a Master’s degree in Acoustic Composition at Goldsmiths, tutored by Roger Redgate. These days, he crosses between the worlds of composition and academia, writing his own music as well as reading for a PhD in Music Theory and Composition at Bangor University.

Harry's work challenges genre conventions, breaking down boundaries and encouraging the appreciation of music free of labels. He enjoys the playfulness of the composition process and experiments with an eclectic range of styles and forms. He has been writing for media since 2019, with multiple albums released in that short time, and he began writing for Mediatracks in 2021.

Harry’s acoustic ensemble music has been selected for workshops by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ensemble Cymru and the Allegri String Quartet. He also writes contemporary popular work, recording solo under the name rryrry, as well as in collaboration with others. He describes this work as post-genre and heteroglossic, with influences from the likes of classical, art-pop and electronica, and he’s received continued support and regular airplay by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

Always keen to try something new, Harry enjoys a wide range of hobbies outside of music, from cross stitch and birdwatching to lindy hop. He also enjoys playing video games, as well as composing the music for them!


Credits:
Harry’s music has been used across a wide range of media, from TV to video games. Recent credits include Love Island Australia and a wide range of programmes right across Europe.

Dream commission:
Harry’s dream commission would be a ballet. He loves how the music moves and flows with the choreography, reflecting transient moments in time. When it all lines up, it’s pure magic, and having the opportunity to create those moments would be a real privilege.

Instruments:
Voice, piano, strings, piano trio, trumpet, vocals, bass guitar, guitar, drums, tabla, programming

Keywords:
Post-genre, cross-genre, contemporary