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Justin Grounds

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Justin Grounds is a violinist, composer and electronic music producer based in West Cork, Ireland.
He studied violin with Rachel Good in his home town of Cambridge, UK, and graduated in Music and Theology at Durham University, majoring in electroacoustic composition. Justin toured as violinist with the live electronic band Keiretsu and then travelled the world writing songs and collaborating with musicians, which culminated in his first solo record 'Francesco', released on Creative Vibes Records in Australia. He followed this with 'Love is Strong as Death' which took a darker, more electronic sound. Grounds then went to live in Ireland, where he made 'The Dissolving' and 'The Moon Pulled Us Here' EP, both of which feature a songwriting approach combining strings and layered vocals with electronic beats and field recordings.
In 2013 he collaborated with songwriter Pearse McGloughlin on ‘Idiot Songs’, an acclaimed collection of ‘electronic chamber songs’ taking inspiration from Dostoyevsky. His work for orchestra and chamber ensembles has been celebrated for its “minimalist musical aesthetic, with an almost rhapsodic arch of movement.” His ‘Passacaglia Apis’ for solo baroque violin and string orchestra won the inaugaral East Cork Early Music Festival composers competition in 2014 and was premiered by Maya Homburger and Barry Guy.
He performs regularly as a solo violinist, amember of The Vespertine Quintet, and with bands Idiot Songs, Fir Beag and Farewell J.R.

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