Dylan composes music for screen and stage and works as a multi-instrumentalist performer and music director. He wrote music for Gingerwink's Hear in Malawi (2015) and is forging links with musicians in Kenya in the Rift Valley region as part of Gingerwink's longstanding partnership with the Gallmann Reserve. He won Oxford University's Wilma Crowther Prize in 2013 for his writing on music and human evolution, and explores themes of ritual and cultural change in his work. He has multiple Edinburgh Fringe sell-out runs to his name as an improvising performer and pianist. He trained with the BBC in recording, audio storytelling and radio broadcasting as a 2015 Finalist in the BBC/Royal Geographical Society Journey of a Lifetime Award.

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Hear in Malawi (Composer):


Previous comedy work:

Improv rapping for 1000 people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVTGZQqMy40

Comic musicking for Toyota: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJSsUSlyexg

Solving the Scottish Independence question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pph4UL5yt10


What the crits say:

"Clever, funny and satisfying" - The Sunday Times 2014 (with Racing Minds)

"Great live music" - British Theatre Guide 2014 (with Dancing Brick)

"Weird and wonderfully unpredictable... a unique brand of magic" - Edinburgh Fringe Review 2014 (with Peablossom Cabaret)

"The star of the show is Dylan Townley's music" - Broadway Baby 2012 (with Racing Minds)