Rufus is a composer and improviser from Tower Hamlets, now based in Glasgow.
Rufus has written funerary music for doomed spaceships and orchestral music about rotting seaweed. Rufus was composer-in-residence with the Nevis Ensemble for 2019, creating a new work for their summer tour of the Hebrides. Rufus' work is concerned with testimony, the conditions in which one speaks out, and how those stories are passed on.
Recent collaborations have included joint composition and performance work with artist Iman Tajik and composer Fergus Hall. Rufus has performed as an improviser both as an instrumentalist and as a laptop performer, and as a performer in diverse experimental contexts, from Fluxus concert works to site-specific performance events.
Rufus is currently a masters student of composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying with David Fennessy. Its postgraduate studies are supported by the EMI Sound Foundation and by a postgraduate scholarship. In 2017, Rufus graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honours.