Antony Pitts

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Antony Pitts (born 1969 in Farnborough, Kent[1][2]) is a British composer, producer and conductor.

His compositions have been published by Faber Music,[3] with 2 CDs of choral music on Hyperion Records[4] and other recordings on Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and Unknown Public. He was a Senior Producer at BBC Radio 3 until 2005, when he resigned in order to be able to speak to the media about what he regarded as "blasphemy"[5] in the corporation's broadcast of Jerry Springer: The Opera.[1] In 1996 he won the Radio Academy BT Award for Facing the Radio, 1995, an early interactive experiment on the internet. In 2004, he won the Prix Italia.[6] He was Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology at the Royal Academy of Music from 2006-2009. In 2011 he founded 1equalmusic[7] to bring together these different strands of activity, taking inspiration from John Donne's prayer "Bring us, O Lord God".

Pitts is a founder and conductor of vocal ensemble TONUS PEREGRINUS specializing in early and contemporary choral music, mostly sacred. His research interests include musicDNA.[8] Recent compositions include the oratorio Jerusalem-Yerushalayim,[9] the coda of which is recorded on the TONUS PEREGRINUS album Alpha and Omega, and Lux Aeterna / Kontakion of the Departed for Alexander Litvinenko.[10]

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