John Meirion Rea

Composer and sound artist at John Rea Music

Areas of expertise:


Since leaving Cardiff University and an early career sessioning &
arranging for Dave Stewart’s Anxious Records, and has subsequently had a
long and successful career as a composer of music for concert platform,
theatre, television and film.

Awards include two BAFTA Wales Awards in the ‘Best Original Music’ category
: in 1995, and 2000 for specially composed scores for the BBC commissioned
film featuring contemporary dance company Cyrff Ystwyth, directed by Paul
Islwyn Thomas, and his orchestral score for the BBC Wales arts series ‘The
Big Picture’ directed by Ceri Sherlock.

John’s interest in sound and music first appeared in a groundbreaking piece called ‘Breakbeat’ for string orchestra and four turntables/samplers (in collaboration with Cardiff based DJ’s Bench & Jaffa) which was shown as part of the S4C series Y Cyfansoddwyr (The composers). John has also had works
commissioned by the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Jeremy Huw
Williams, the WNO Brass Consort, The Sherman Theatre, and Marc Rees

Company Name: 
John Rea Music
Role / Position: 
Composer and Sound Artist.