Tim Lole
Composer, Nottingham

Tim is a Nottingham based Composer, Arranger and Singing Teacher. Tim is also a highly versatile musician who has been, variously, a conductor, accompanist, repetiteur, arranger, organist and workshop leader, having worked for most of the UK opera companies. Since 2000 he has combined singing, teaching, conducting, composing and accompaniment with educational work, specialising in working in the community and with young people with companies such as Buxton Festival Opera, Streetwise Opera and Garsington Opera. As a composer, Tim specialises in vocal music suitable for the young, emerging singer, with ranges and vocal styles that are age and ability appropriate.

Regarding this project, I really wanted to work with Streetwise, as it is an opportunity for me to develop my composing skills in a new way. My composing experience to date has been largely writing vocal music for students and young people, as well as some ad-hoc composing in community settings. This project will allow me to combine my composing and workshop skills and experience to create something dramatic with a group of performers who have potentially never been through this process, which is very exciting. For me, composition is about the art of the possible – creating something appropriate for the skill level of the performer that will allow them to be able to express themselves as fully as possible and this is an inspiring challenge in this particular setting.