Riz Maslen

Composer for Benny and the Greycats

Riz has had an extraordinary career so far – playing live at Coachella and the Montreaux Jazz Festival, composing for Kew Gardens and the English National Opera, and releasing work on a who’s who of independent labels including R&S/Apollo, Oxygen Music Works and Ninja Tune. But scratch beyond those beginnings and an extraordinary trajectory emerges – of an artist building an aesthetic that breathes both electronically and organically, in which can be heard jazz, folk, psychedelia and postrock,alongside those electronics, samples and field recordings which characterise her early output.

Composition includes:-

-The Croydon Avengers – OvalHouse/Harrogate Theatre production – Composer and Sound Designer – June 2018

-Body House Version III – Sound performance with Shabnam Shabzi – Rich Mix, Certain Blacks Harlem Festival August 2017

– Terre Nullius by Shabnam Shabazi @ Spill Festival – Creation of soundscape as part of the live performance – November 2016

-Root 1066 Closing Event Source Park – Creation and performance of live sampling of 3 BMX riders – 2016

-Non-Blank – Novium Museum – Inventive Factory curated by Yinka ShonibareOctober 2015

-The Map is not the Territory – Theatre Performance – December 2013

-Music Hackship – Stubnitz – Opera Performance – March 2013

-ENO Mini Operas 2012 – Picked as one of the 10 composer finalists for this prestigious award – 2012. Artists Artist, creative or museum specialist’s