José del Avellanal is a composer and choral singer based in Manchester (UK) whose recent work focuses on the interrogation of ‘human music’ and the exploration of its problematic boundaries. His output includes instrumental works from solo to orchestral, vocal and choral pieces, electroacoustic works, film scores and outreach projects.

Collaboration lies at the heart of his creative work, and past and current partnerships involve fellow composers, performers, animators, poets, scientists, filmmakers and choreographers. Future and on-going projects involve collaborations with clarinettist Oliver Janes (BCMG), Psappha, trombonist Weston Olencki, flautist Gavin Stewart and the RNCM Centre for the Practice and Research in Science and Music (PRiSM). His work has been workshopped and performed by Heather Roche, the BBC Singers, the RNCM Brand New Orchestra and the Quora Flute Quartet, amongst others, and has been presented by PRiSM.

José currently studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Emily Howard and Steven Daverson.