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!