|Born||1979 (age 41–42)|
|Operatic adaptation of 4.48 Psychosis (2016)|
Bound to Hurt (2015)
Philip Venables (born 1979) is a British composer best known for his operatic and theatrical works with themes of sexuality, violence and politics.
Born in Chester, Venables studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music,where he studied under Philip Cashian and was awarded the DipRAM diploma and the Manson Fellowship in Composition.
Venables' orchestral works include Arc, written for the BBC Philharmonic; String Quartet for the Duke Quartet at Wigmore Hall; Hyaline, for the London Symphony Orchestra; and The Revenge of Miguel Cotto for the London Sinfonietta. His operatic and vocal works include In America et ego, performed at the Bregenz Festival; UNLEASHED, for the Grimeborn Festival; and Thalidomide for the BBC Singers.His artistic collaborations have included Bound to Hurt, with Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon; and Illusions, with avant-garde cabaret artist David Hoyle.
Venables wrote the 2016 operatic adaptation of 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane for the Royal Opera at the Lyric Hammersmith. Authorised by Kane's estate as the first operatic adaptation of her work, the opera was well received by criticsand nominated for the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.
Venables is the Doctoral Composer in Residence at the Royal Opera House and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.In 2016, he became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Venables identifies as queer and many of his works touch on LGBT culture.He lives in London and Berlin.
|2006||String Quartet||Ensemble||String quartet||ISMN 979-0-57036-076-5|
|2006||K, prelude to Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, K581||Ensemble||Clarinet in A and string quartet||ISMN 979-0-57036-079-6|
|2006–2011||Piano Studies (The boy with the moon in his eyes)||Solo||Piano||ISMN 979-0-57036-078-9|
|2008||Time Stands Still, after John Dowland||Vocal||Soprano and guitar||ISMN 979-0-57036-162-5|
|2008||ANIMA||Ensemble||14 players||ISMN 979-0-57036-087-1|
|2009||Fight music||Ensemble||8 players||ISMN 979-0-57036-094-9|
|2009||Len's music||Ensemble||Solo cello, viola, clarinet, horn||ISMN 979-0-57036-109-0|
|2010||Metamorphoses after Britten||Solo||Any solo wind instrument||ISMN 979-0-57036-226-4|
|2010||I ____ the body electric||Vocal||Male singer and male speaker with piano or another instrument||ISMN 979-0-57036-192-2|
|2011||Flipp||Duo||Two saxophones of the same type||ISMN 979-0-57036-339-1|
|2011||Klaviertrio im Geiste||Ensemble||Piano trio||ISMN 979-0-57036-233-2|
|2011||Fuck Forever||Vocal||Male speaker, piano, cello and woodblock||ISMN 979-0-57036-303-2|
|2011||numbers 76–80 : tristan und isolde||Vocal||4 voices (SATB) and string quartet||ISMN 979-0-57036-304-9|
|2011||numbers 91–95||Vocal||Speaker and two tape recorders, harp, flute and woodblock||ISMN 979-0-57036-302-5|
|2012||The Revenge of Miguel Cotto||Vocal||Ensemble, two male vocalists, percussion and tape|
|2015||Illusions||Ensemble||Video playback (projection) and 9 players|
|2016||4.48 Psychosis||Opera||Orchestra and 6 vocalists|
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