Lauded as “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork) it’s a tremendous pleasure for me to share with you that Vicky Chow is premiering my new work for piano solo ‘Salomé’ tomorrow, Tuesday, at John Zorn’s The Stone Residency, NYC. Programme starts at 20:30 #salome #legends #antiquity #pianosolo Full programme and Tickets – https://www.facebook.com/events/357263955099210/ . .Continue reading “Tomorrow! Premiere of Salomé by Vicky Chow”
Throwing A Window Through Another Window changes scenes often. It reads like a graphic novel without pictures, below I’ve attached a page from the front matter of the score. . Order Throwing A Window Through Another Window at Donemus / email
More performances of my miniature Mx and Throwing A Window Through Another Window – a broadcast of the Soundfestival Scotland on BBC R3 Hear And Now this Saturday and a performance on the November Music festival in ‘s Hertogensbosch in the Netherlands, this Sunday, November 11th.. Order Throwing A Window Through Another Window at DonemusContinue reading “Throwing A Window Through Another Window – more performances”
Throwing A Window Through Another Window – my music piece that reads like a graphic novel without pictures next Fri, NOV2, at Sound Festival in Aberdeen – BBC Radio 3 Hear And Now will broadcast the @Icebreaker ensemble concert. This is scene ‘N’. Created with support by the Hinrichsen Foundation. Order Throwing A Window ThroughContinue reading “Throwing A Window Through Another Window – Icebreaker ensemble”
Johannes Ockenghem I was wondering which tunes were hot around 1420 when my friend Dan turned around and sang me ‘Prenez Sur Moi’ by Johannes Ockenghem. Since Dan is from around 14-15C but somehow landed in 2018, he must be reliable source! Ockenghem is a Flemish composer, sort of from around my native area andContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #3”
The Llwyn Celyn buildings date from around 1420 and in an attempt to express this astonishing awareness of time passed I’ve written two works in modern medieval style. I’ve been using monophony in canon and found myself working pretty much in the same way while developing both very different commissions – that of the panoramic score and the choral pieces.
Near Llanthony, Brecon Beacons . Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars… is the final sentence of R.S. Thomas’ poem A Peasant, which I’ve included below. I hadn’t heard of it untill this commission and the words describe so accurately and painterly the modest but weathered routines of tradional Welsh farming life, still existingContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #1”
With my head in the mountains and my body in the sea Very much looking forward to hearing my new works Fell and Sylt, for strings and harpsichord, performed by Nordic Affect í Mengi in Reykjavík on May 24th. It’s a strange mix of pop, medieval and baroque music. For tickets and more info headContinue reading “New works ‘Fell’ and ‘Sylt’”
With my head in the mountains. New work FELL. How the friction of tectonic plates, the weather, snow and ice carved out their song for us on the mountain slopes. #húsafell . Order Fell sheet music at Donemus / email .
Next issue of Cambridge University Press’ Tempo Magazine will feature a profile article by Christopher Fox about my work and how I got to where I am. Artistically. Additionally, David Kim-Boyle sheds a light on my panoramic scores from an audience perspective in his ‘Reframing The Listening Experience Through The Projected Score.’ . .