Awarded Arts Council England support for the 2017 ‘Stations of the Cross’ Solo Piano Tour and nominated in 2014 for a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists, Simon Vincent is a performer and composer of acoustic and electronic music, who has been challenging the boundaries of genre and musical expression with a highly personal language since the early 1990’s.
“Visionary and expressive”, “rich and surprising”, “incredibly individual”, “masterful compositions”, “an immersive experience”, Simon’s music has attracted praise and radio play from critics as varied as Fran Wilson, Lauren Redhead, Ben Watson, Julian Cowley, Nick Luscombe, Robert Hugill, Massimo Ricci, Gilles Peterson, Mr. Scruff, Fourtet, and has been reviewed in publications including The Wire, De:Bug, Knowledge Magazine, International Piano, Straight No Chaser, Dragon Jazz, Extranormal and Kudos.
Active for many years in the UK’s improvised and experimental music scene, Simon was also resident DJ in the Cookin’ Room at LTJ Bukem’s Progression Sessions, releasing compositions and performances on Erstwhile Records, EMANEM, L’innomable, Good Looking Records, as well as own label Vision of Sound.
He is currently focusing on composition, solo performances, and The Occasional Trio with Roland Fidezius and Kay Lübke.
Nominee: Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists 2014
“An immersive experience”, “visionary and expressive”, “rich and surprising”, “intelligent”, “delicate”, “impressionistic”, “fresh”, “incredibly individual”.