Hugh Nankivell is a multi-skilled community musician, composer and practitioner.

Hugh Nankivell is an experienced composer who works in education, theatre, opera, puppetry and dance creating scored and pre-recorded soundtracks.
He has composed large-scale pieces for organisations including Opera North, Dartmoor National Park, UNESCO, the National Theatre of Scotland and on several Anglo-Japanese projects.

Hugh is also a prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Fender Rhodes, melodica, viola, piano and other things) who performs with his band Natural Causes playing live with silent films and instant song creations at music festivals.

He has recently been working with various poets on commissioned work including Jackie Kay, Alice Oswald, Ian McMillan and Peter Oswald.
Hugh spends a large amount of time working with the under-4s and the over 80s leading creative education and community projects ranging from a half-day to several years, and constantly generates ways for groups to work and compose together.

Fun Fact

Hugh wrote the music for the opening ceremony of Milton Keynes’s ‘Concrete Cows’ when he was a teenager.

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Collection 1 #45

Minutes by Hugh Nankivell