Biography

Beavan Flanagan

  • Composer

Beavan Flanagan is a composer and pianist/keyboardist from Montreal, Canada. His music has been performed in Canada, Norway (Oslo, part of the Norwegian-Canadian New Music Conference) and London, England (Northern Breeze Mini-Festival), by ensembles and performers such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and Canadian violinist Mira Benjamin. Current projects include a 2011-12 residency with Montréal’s Portmantô Ensemble, as well a participation in the Bozzini Quartet’s annual Composer’s Kitchen workshop. Beavan is the winner of two SOCAN Foundation awards, including the 2011 John Weinzweig Grand Prize for his string trio L’Essence perd son sens. Most recently his music has been nominated for the 2012 International Gaudeamus Prize in the Netherlands; the winner will be announced in September 2011 in Utrecht, where his music will be performed during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek.

As a jazz pianist, he is a regular performer at venues around Montréal and Toronto including the Upstairs jazz bar and the Rex, Toronto’s premier jazz venue. His quintet, Atomic 5, released their debut album in March 2011 on the Effendi label. They have been regular performers at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

He is also a member of the electro-pop/spaceship trio Lasermagiclaser, whose music is composed, produced and performed by himself (aka Ben Livingston) and his fellow bandmates (Dallas Nostromo, Nikläs Langsamer). Their debut album was launched in September 2011.

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