John Potter’s musical collaborators include lutenist Ariel Abramovich, the Dowland Project, Red Byrd, and the Gavin Bryars Ensemble. A writer and scholar as well as a singer, he has published four books on singing and is a former British Library Edison Fellow; he is Reader Emeritus inMusic at the University of York, UK. John’s eclectic performing experience has ranged from first performances of works by Berio, Stockhausen,
James Dillon, Arvo Pärt, Gavin Bryars and Michael Finnissy to backing vocals for Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield and TheWho (among others). He sang with the Hilliard Ensemble for 18 years and was amajor contributor to the Officium project, subsequently developing many of the ideas in The Dowland Project’s four albums for ECM. Current projects include Amores Pasados (an ECM album of new music for voices & lutes by Genesis
keyboardist Tony Banks, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Sting), and the ThreeMedieval Tenors’ exploration of the 12th century Conductus.