Alastair Penman

Hailed as a “pioneering instrumentalist and writer” and praised for his “surpassingly beautiful music” and “undoubtedly brilliant mind”, British saxophonist Alastair Penman is a dynamic and versatile performer and composer, presenting contemporary music in new and exciting ways. Having earned masters’ degrees in both Information and Computer Engineering (University of Cambridge) and Saxophone Performance (Royal Northern College of Music), Alastair has a strong interest in the fusion of live saxophone performance with electronic effects, backings, and enhancements... Read more 

 

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Recent Radio 3 performances

As a BBC Introducing Artist both as a soloist and with the Borealis Saxophone Quartet, Alastair has enjoyed a lot of recent airplay on Radio 3.  Initially Alastair's recording of Glass by Graham Fitkin from the album Electric Dawn was played by Katie Derham, and since this the Borealis Saxophone Quartet have performed live on Radio 3 on three occasions, mostly recently in a performance at the BBC Introducing Proms Plus event.  A couple of recordings from these appearances can be found on the Radio 3 website here (The Lone Ar-ranger goes Sax Mad) and here (Lost Bronze).

 

World Saxophone Congress Performances

Alastair recently gave three performances at the 2018 World Saxophone Congress in Croatia.  A clip from one of the performances can be seen here. More recordings to follow soon!

 

Electric Dawn
Alastair's debut album, Electric Dawn is now available on Sospiro Records. Check out the video below for an overview of the project, click here for more info and reviews or click here to buy on Amazon.

Saxophone Resources

As part of his work as an educator Alastair maintains a YouTube channel of saxophone resources for students.  The channel contains over 450 videos and has received over 1.3 milion views.  Click here to visit.

For more info about Alastair's latest album, Electric Dawn, click here.

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