Blasio Kavuma is a composer, arranger and curator based in London. He studied at Bristol University under Michael Ellison, receiving a MA in composition. He is now an active collaborator and curator over numerous platforms, including film, visual art and performance art. His work has been performed by ensembles and soloists in the U.K, U.S and Japan, and his music has featured on BBC radio 3. His arrangements have been published by Zig-Zag education.
Drawing equally from classical and popular musical traditions, he has developed a sound-world full of rhythmic vitality and stylistic versatility, and is committed to championing forward-thinking music that is accessible to a wide audience.
Blasio has recently completed a residency with dance company Wayward Thread, as part of charity Sound and Music’s Pathways programme. He is currently involved with the Voice(ed) project in Chicago, a project documenting the work of composers of African descent, where he was commissioned a new work for voice, harp and percussion. Blasio’s piece ‘Continuo’ for violin and piano was recently featured on BBC radio 3’s ‘introducing’ initiative, designed to introduce composers to wider audiences.
Blasio is currently an associate composer with new music label and events org. NonClassical, and was recently awarded the George Butterworth prize for composition for dance collaboration ‘Spirit Level’ with Wayward Thread.