Lawrence Casserley

"[...] The certainty is that Lawrence Casserley can be more innovative and creative than many of the ringleaders of the young generation of lap-toppers."
Rui Eduardo Paes

Born in Essex, England, 1941, has devoted his career to the creation and promotion of live performance electronic music in a wide variety of ways. In 1967 he became one of the first students of electronic music on the new course at the Royal College of Music, London, taught by Tristram Cary.

Since leaving the RCM in 1995 he has worked with many of the leading improvisers, particularly Evan Parker and his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. While he focuses primarily on the real-time transformation of other musicians' sounds, he also uses voice, percussion, home-made instruments and found objects as sources for his Signal Processing Instrument.

Casserley's instrumental approach to live computer sound processing is the hallmark of his work, which is documented on many CDs, and he has performed and given workshops throughout Europe and in North and South America, Asia and Japan.
Current collaborations include Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Nicola Baroni, Martin Hackett, Dominic Lash, Philipp Wachsmann, Yoko Miura, Mick Beck, and Viv Corringham.