Gregor Riddell is a cellist and composer.
During a Banff Creative Residency in 2012 Gregor wrote a substantial work for ‘cello and electronics and first developed musical partnerships Mira Benjamin and Adam Teixeira with whom he continues to work alongside in creative projects nu:nord and BirdWorld respectively.
Recent commissions include the London Contemporary Orchestra, Asamisimasa Ensemble premiering a work at Borealis Festival (Norway), a double cello concerto premiered in La Paz (Bolivia), and a work for cello and electronics written for the BEAST sound system at Birmingham University.
Gregor currently curates Revolve at the Union Chapel (London) where he has featured and collaborated with artists including Mercury Quartet, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, Sara Minelli, Elliot Galvin Trio, South Bank Gamelan Ensemble, Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, Kit Downes and The Association Eubage. Alongside Colin Alexander and Shiva Feshareki, last autumn he co-directed a re:sound hosted event which was filmed by NTS Live Radio Station and featured his duo BirdWorld alongside visuals by Haroon Mirza.
Since living in Norway from winter 2014 he has become a member of composers’ collective NMK and performed with artists including Streifenjunko, Vilde & Inga, Darkling, Rydin and recorded chamber works by Simon Steen-Andersen with the Oslo Sinfonietta. Upcoming plans include developing an Oslo-based digital radio station that highlights a spectrum of contemporary music taking place across the UK and Scandinavia; performing a new work written by British composer John Lely; and, recording a debut record with BirdWorld.