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In December, Apartment House performed of a new quintet version of Set of four at London Contemporary Music Festival, with a newly written cello part. (It was recorded by the BBC and will be broadcast this Saturday.) Can’t express how wonderful it was to work with these stellar musicians (it was pretty wonderful).

credit: david laskowski

Anton Lukoszevieze, Philip Thomas, George Barton, Mark Knoop & Mira Benjamin
Thanks so much to Igor and Jack for the invitation to be a part of LCMF.

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A few videos of performances from Gaudeamus Muziekweek in September are now available. It was a huge privilege to work with such fine performers.

Disappointment rondeau

Performed by Slagwerk den Haag: Pepe Garcia, Niels Meliefste, Gabriele Segantini & Frank Wienk


While we are both

Performed by Natascha Young and Insomnio (kbds. Sabien Canton, Enric Monfort, Laura Sandee & Pascal Meyer), cond. Ulrich Pohl


Carrying

Performed by Quatuor Bozzini (Isabelle Bozzini, Stéphanie Bozzini, Alissa Cheung & Clemens Merkel)

A short interview with me was also shot, available here. There were many other fine pieces from other composers at Gaudeamus, also documented on youtube. Some of my favourites were Raphael Languillat’s mesmerising flagellatio ii (torso), William Dougherty’s The New Normal and Matthias Krüger’s wonderfully bananas LAL (first draft). Other highlights for me included hearing new pieces for Quatuor Bozzini by Lise Morrison and Solomiya Moroz, Ivan Vukosavljevic’s super delicate piece Still Life for Orkest de Ereprijs, and Richard Ayres’ dreamy and batshit No. 50 (The Garden).

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Upcoming performances               (scroll down for more)


Habitual, performed by Sarah Saviet
05/03/19, City University, London

Set of four, version for five, performed by Apartment House
13/12/18, London Contemporary Music Festival
to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Hear and Now (link)


Recent performances


Carrying, performed by Quatuor Bozzini
21/09/18, Klangspuren Schwaz

While we are both, performed by Jessica Aszodi
14/11/18, SARC, Belfast

Disappointment rondeau, performed by Slagwerk den Haag
07/09/18, Het Huis, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht (wp)

While we are both, performed by Insomnio and Natascha Young
09/09/18, Tivoli Vredenburg, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht

Carrying, performed by Quatuor Bozzini
06/09/18, Geertekerk, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht
Broadcast live on NPO Radio 4, Avondconcert

For piano (singing), performed by Gregor Forbes
09/06/18, Glasgow Experimental Music Series

Habitual, performed by Sarah Saviet
18/11/18, Moderne Musik Nijmegen
19/11/18, Splendor, Amsterdam
27/04/18, Sankt Gertrude, Cologne
06/07/17, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh (wp)

Set of four, performed by Plus-Minus
27/03/18, City University, London (wp)

For piano (dancing), performed by Philip Thomas
25/01/18, Paul's Hall, Huddersfield (wp)

Claribel, performed by Sarah Saviet & Imri Talgam
19/12/17, Tel Aviv University

Three Heames Settings, performed by Loadbang
02/11/17, Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield (wp)

Carrying, performed by Quatuor Bozzini
26/10/17, Sound Scotland, Aberdeen (wp)
25/04/17, Jeunesses Musicales, Montreal (prelim. version)

While we are both, performed by Juliet Fraser
09/02/17, Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield (wp)
28/04/17, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago
16/06/17, The Exchange, Penzance
27 & 28/06/17, Oxford House, London

Ambling, waking, performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orch., cond. Ilan Volkov
07/05/17, Glasgow City Halls, Tectonics Festival (wp)

Claribel, performed by Aisha Orazbayeva & Joseph Houston
26/01/17, Paul's Hall, Huddersfield (wp)

Two hundred pieces of music, performed by the Set Ensemble
11/12/16, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (wp)


Misc.



I made a film for Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018, which combines Claribel and Carrying, performed by Aisha Orazbayeva & Joseph Houston, and Quatuor Bozzini. Film footage is from NRK’s Nordlandsbanen Minutt for Minutt, and the text is from Jean Piaget’s The Child’s Conception of the World.

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My review of the London Contemporary Music Festival 2017 recently came out in Tempo and can be downloaded here (pdf). Two other short reviews I wrote a few years ago are also available here.

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In 2017, I edited the Cerenem Journal, the journal of the Huddersfield postgraduate composition department. This edition included conversations with Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Christian Wolff, Michael Finnissy and Cassandra Miller, Mira Benjamin and Luke Nickel, Joseph Kudirka and Mark So. The online version can be read above, or downloaded directly here (pdf).

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion’s video dance project, 52 Portraits, can be seen here.