Consciousness, Literature and the Arts
Richard Elfyn Jones B.A., M.Mus, Ph.D. (Wales), F.R.C.O.
Dr Jones is a prolific composer in all genres, and author of 4 books on music aesthetics and 20th century opera. His early career focussed on organ playing, orchestral conducting (he was a semi -finalist in the Cantelli International Competition Milan, 1980) and choral conducting (music director Cardiff Polyphonic Choir 1977-91). His choral music is widely performed, especially in the USA, where he is published by Paraclete Press. A major choral work, In David's Land, received its first performance recently at the Fishguard International Music Festival and his book Music and the Numinous was published in the Consciousness, Literature and the Arts series with Rodopi His work as a consultant in music and the media is seen in his continuing involvement with the European Broadcasting Union's music committee.