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Reuben Jelleyman

Composer, Performer

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Born: 1993


Reuben Jelleyman (b. 1993), is a composer based in Wellington (NZ). The composer has had music played by ensembles including Avanti! (Finland), NZSO, and NZTrio. He was a 2015 finalist for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award for the work Expanse, and is currently joint Composer-in-Residence with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra (2017).

Notable work includes the multimedia installation Dirac for festival Lux (Wellington 2017), the 2015–16 chamber opera The Garden of Forking Paths, the orchestral works Hue Saturation and Brightness commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia (2016–17), Strobe which jointly received the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award 2015, and an award winning set of Soliloquies.

Jelleyman has been the young representative for CANZ at the Asian Composers League festivals in Vietnam (2016) and Singapore (2013). He studied music (composition and performance) at the NZSM and physics at the University of Victoria Wellington (2012–2016).

Composed (6)

Concertino for Five Instruments

for piano soloist with pierrot ensemble, 9m


for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, 4m 30s

Hue Saturation and Brightness

for orchestra, 10m

Solar Wind

for orchestra, 5m


for orchestra, 7m

Performances (2)

Stroma - Iconic Sonics

Big works and bold sounds from some of the leading composers of the twentieth century — Witold Lu...

SOUNDBITE_Liam Wooding

Soundbites are hour long lunch time concerts curated and performed by ANAM musicians. Throughout ...