Matinal is to be premiered in Athens, Greece in a concert curated by composer Ilias NIkolaidis in an evening featuring four new works. Many thanks to Ilias and the organisers for inviting me to be a part of the event.
A recording of five new oboe solos has been added to Soundcloud today. They have been edited from a session completed with oboist Penny Smith in January 2019. The pieces are new and were composed between July and December 2018 begun in Valencia and finished in Surrey England.
The works will be edited and finished for publishing and hopefully premiered in 2019.
The graphic score Atrial for solo violin had a score reading by the violinist Mieko Kanno at the VIPA performance academy. The opportunity proved a useful tool to hear the work for the first time and receive constructive feedback from the team and ideas for improvements and further performance. I’m very grateful to the VIPA organisers for the opportunity and Mieko for selecting the score.
A new piece Fences for piano and vibraphone, a commission from the Valencia International Performance Academy, was premiered on July the 18th by pianist Anna D’Errico and percussionist Juanjo Llopico. The work was in a programme alongside pieces by Jorge Grossman, Stefano Gervasoni and Emmanuel Berrido.
A new piece for piano and vibraphone has been commissioned for the Valencia International Performance Academy Festival 2018. It will be approximately eight minutes in length and played by pianist Anna D’Errico and percussionist Juanjo Llopico. Premiere to take place in July at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquin Rodrigo in Valencia, Spain.
A new graphic score piece called “Atrial” has been submitted to the University of Vienna, Sounds of Matter competition. The piece uses carbon atomic structures weaved with a map of holes in the heart and annotated with atom angle number sequences to create a score for solo violin. The submission is for the violin solo only with future plans for an installation against a backing track of an irregular heartbeat and visual heart footage.
Boundaries - For soprano voice and piano has been submitted to the Jette Parker Young Artists programme. An original text was written by Yseult Nash. The piece is in five sections with two short piano interludes separating the journey of the character. The piece is to be workshopped for hopeful future performance.
New commission to write a small song cycle for performance in the Jette Parker Young Artists programme run by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The piece is called “Boundaries” the book Madame Zero by Sarah Hall was behind initial ideas for the song text. The songs will focus on states of being and thresholds. Performances due for Spring 2018. More details to follow.
A proposal for a new graphic score has been submitted to l’Autre Musique based in Paris. The workshops will take place in December and March. The collective is spearheaded by Frédéric Mathevet and a drive for new methods of music scoring and abstract interpretations. The new piece is a concept around using the barcode as a tool for creating music.
This Thursday see a concert of Engine Room Finalist pieces at the Iklectik space in Waterloo, London. ‘Warnings’ will be performed by violinist Alina Hiltunen from Finland. The evening to begin at 8pm. Pleas follow the link below for further information.