'Wry, understated and slightly bonkers" (Guardian)  "... a whirlwind of variety, vignettes flashing past, jazzy, lyrical, skittish." (Financial Times) 

Colin Riley’s music draws on a range of elements including new technologies, improvisation, song-writing and large-scale classical form. His work is difficult to categorize integrating many stylistic approaches. A portrait disc of his chamber music ‘Shenanigans’ was recently released on NMC and his new album 'In Place' (featuring Melanie Pappenheim) is just out. Other recent works include ‘Warp and Weft’ a concerto for 2 cellos (for Gabriella Swallow and Guy Johnston). Colin is currently writing a new work for Ensemble Bash and a violin concerto for Philippa Mo.  As well as being Senior Lecturer at Brunel University he is also a mentor for the Making Music’s Adopt A Composer Scheme. He runs his own label Squeaky Kate and writes a regular blog about composing called Riley Notes