Page Turners and how everything is connected

Here is a blog about one of my current works in progress. Most of my compositions are inter-connected and via sports, crafts and field recordings I’ve entered a sonic universe where all ingredients are formulated to such abstraction it becomes hard to recognise their origins. I thought it might be interesting to take you onContinue reading “Page Turners and how everything is connected”

Eleonor Sandresky turning pages in Cafe OTO

This Monday in Cafe OTO! Fab concert featuring a few of my works as well. Renowned experimental New York composer Eleonor Sandresky will be playing on piano, Ebow and electronics. A long-time Philip Glass colleague and member of the Downtown music scene since late eighties, brings a taste of this experience to Cafe OTO inContinue reading “Eleonor Sandresky turning pages in Cafe OTO”

Writing page turners!

Next week! Cafe OTO! This! I’m in full preparation while I should be promoting this wonderful concert. I’m printing out my sheet études on the finest rustling tissue paper. Mmmmmm. Rustling. #PageTurnerétudes #PaperPiano#CafeOTOJuly3 The Page Turners for solo piano are a continuation of Turner Piece for the Apartment House commission. Cafe OTO link and tickets Facebook event linkContinue reading “Writing page turners!”

Apartment House playing Turner Piece, Apartment House and Metro @ OTO

The Apartment House ensemble, directed by Anton Lukoszevieze, premiered three new works of mine – Turner Piece, Apartment House (Building Stories) and Metro – in Cafe OTO London in October. For these works I divided the string sextet into a Left and Right, stereo, sub-ensemble. ‘Turner Piece’ is about vast natural landscapes and their micro textures. ImpressionisticContinue reading “Apartment House playing Turner Piece, Apartment House and Metro @ OTO”

Apartment House @20 are go!

Apartment House is celebrating their 20 years anniversary in style with many exciting concerts in upcoming months. BBC3 Radio made a wonderful programme about Anton Lukoszevieze and Apartment House – it’s the last couple of days to catch this broadcast on iPlayer here: Apartment House @20 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b065wvmf For the latest concert updates follow on Twitter @house_apartment or AntonContinue reading “Apartment House @20 are go!”

Cafe Oto London October Premiere

After a long period of quietly working away, three new pieces, commissioned by Sound And Music ‘Embedded’ for Apartment House, will have their premiere on October 22 in Café Oto in London.  . More info in due time. . TWENTY YEARS OF APARTMENT HOUSE http://www.antonlukoszevieze.co.uk http://www.apartmenthouse.co.uk

Find it in the phonebook

Oh glory! Ha! I was wondering how to print a score on delicate tissue paper, as relatively thin newspaper paper still seems to be a bit too heavy for the sound that I’m after…. the answer came through the letterbox in the shape of a (new) phonebook, today. Put straight into good use. It sounds particularly nice pre-crinkled.Continue reading “Find it in the phonebook”

Processed Paper – Weekly Sonic Sketchbook #2

I’m working on a Sound And Music ‘Embedded’ commission for the experimental Apartment House ensemble. The page turning sound of the player’s paper score makes part of piece. I have been trying out whether or not to use sound processing on the paper sounds, resulting in a few hours worth of Paper FX recordings, very soundscape-like – stormy, watery, leafy all the wayContinue reading “Processed Paper – Weekly Sonic Sketchbook #2”

Page Turner – Weekly Sonic Sketchbook #1

Currently I’m working on a composition for the exquisite Apartment House ensemble. Turning the pages of it’s paper score is part of the ensemble as an instrument. I’ve been recording several paper qualities the  score might be printed on – so far rice paper is my favourite. This week I picked two studies, one sketch where you can hearContinue reading “Page Turner – Weekly Sonic Sketchbook #1”