Dr. Anton Hunter
MA Course Leader *
Anton is a guitarist, improviser and composer living in Manchester. He leads the 11-piece ensemble Article XI as well as his own trio. He appears in the quintet Sloth Racket, the trio Beck Hunters and a myriad of other different ensembles, ad hoc and otherwise. He is perhaps still better known for his work as guitarist in the award-winning Beats & Pieces Big Band, a group he is a founding member of and who continue to defy the odds simply by gigging as a 14 piece jazz ensemble in the UK, Europe and North America.
Anton holds a PhD in 'Composing for Large Groups of Improvising Musicians' from Manchester Metropolitan University. As part of this active research interest he has presented at international conferences, continues to publish papers as well as having been commissioned as a composer by the Manchester Jazz Festival, LUME and the London Jazz Festival.
Inside BIMM he is responsible for the Masters in Popular Music Practice and can also be spotted teaching guitar classes, as well as some of the more academic modules. Outside BIMM, he is a self-diagnosed effects pedal addict and an average-but-keen gardener.* Freelance lecturer