Pert, Morris

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Pert, Morris (b Edinburgh, 1947). Scottish composer. Won Royal Phil. Soc. award for orch. work Xumbu-Ata (1970). Worked for 2 years with Japanese percussionist Stomu Yamash'ta, then formed own experimental mus. group ‘Suntreader’. Worked for 18 years as session musician in major London recording studios and made arrs. for Classic Rock series by LSO. Works comp. since 1971 incl. 2 ballets; incid. mus.; 4 syms.; vocal and choral mus.; pieces for kbd.; works using tape.