House on a Hilltop


Jamie Hancock was born in London, 1987. He is a composer and saxophonist. Jamie's compositional work uses bold colours and clear shapes, but with careful listening, intricate details surface. His voice is also a product of imbibing the work of Leoš Janáček, Kurt Weill and Olivier Messiaen and projecting this through a kaleidoscope of Jamie's own imagination. He draws from a palette of acoustic instrumentation, MIDI, electronics, samples and field recordings. Jamie's most recent works are 'Scenes from Scotland/For G98' and Light Variations. Earlier he composed Exploring the Prehistoric. Jamie has composed, played and recorded the alto saxophone part for the track 'Harry and Annie', which forms part of the album Short Stories by Weaver Birds A.K.A. Candi Godbold and Adam Gardner. He has also played saxophone on the track 'Humming Bird', which forms part of Little World by Patchy A.K.A. Candi Godbold. See Demos under the Music tab for further work, which is in progress.

Jamie has an MMus in Studio Composition from Goldsmiths. He has a BMus from Royal Holloway, which includes an integral year studying abroad at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

On the theme of houses, Jamie has worked in Mortgage Servicing for TSB. He now works as Crew for the Royal Albert Hall, having previously done similar work for Kings Place conference, music and arts venue.

Jamie also enjoys writing – please visit Hancock's Hand – and is a session musician, playing saxophone, details of which can be found at Soaring Saxophone.