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Dirk Campbell



I was born in 1950 in Ismailia, Egypt and lived in Kenya till the age of 11. My family moved to England in 1962. Known as Mont Campbell, I formed the original rock band Egg in 1968 with Dave Stewart and Clive Brooks. In 1972, I went on to study composition at the Royal College of Music, gaining my ARCM diploma in 1974. I began my full-time career as a composer in 1989 with several commissions from Redwing Films, one of whose directors was David Anderson. I had composed the score to David's BAFTA-winning animated film Dreamland Express in 1983.

During the last 25 years, in addition to film, TV, commercials and stage composition, I have become a specialist on a wide range of folk wind instruments. I have created two successful sound libraries distributed by ILIO Entertainments and am currently working on the third. My CD "Music From a Walled Garden" is out in 2009, a sequel to my 1996 release Music from a Round Tower. Please contact me for details.



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Music by Dirk Campbell

"Music From a Walled Garden" CD (2009)

A collection of 12 new pieces featuring a wide variety of western and non-western instruments including flutes, reeds, shawms, lutes, primitive trumpets, animal horns, bagpipes and percussion. Cello and piano make the occasional appearance along with Baroque violin and Irish flute. West African harp (kora) and east African lyre (nyatiti) are employed on several occasions. There are some vocal and choral moments too.

Click here for more details on the CD scheduled for release November 2009.

Click on the images below to hear extracts.











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