I am extremely bad at promoting new stuff here – please Facebook friend me, that’s where I post my news. In the mean time! – Here’s some upcoming or recent stuff with some lovely people.
- 29 May – Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University – Carla Rees and I will perform my work A walk I do at the TENOR conference. More info here : TENOR conference, May 2016
- 11 May, London – London premiere of A walk I do for quartertone alto flute, live text animation and live audio processing. Composed for Carla Rees, funded by Britten-Pears Foundation. At The Forge, Camden, London. More info here: A Walk I Do
- 27 April, De Montfort University, Leicester, I’m curating a concert at De Montfort University with rarescale: flautist Carla Rees and Michael Oliva on electronics (and composer). We’ll play A walk I do, my new work for Carla and others.
- 26 April, New School, New York. Pianist Daniel Schreiner will perform my Making Place for live instrument, live text animation and audio processing. Organised and coached by Madeleine Shapiro, with Ryan Anselmi.
- 22 November 2015: Maja Cerar performing the violin version of Making Place at Stony Brook University, NY, with Doug Geers on electronics
- 4 November 2015: Paul Roe performing Paul’s Walk in Dublin, with recorder player, Laouise O’Brien. More info here.
I’m delighted to be composing a work for Carla Rees, for alto quartertone flute, animated text and interactive audio, for performance May 2015, The Forge, London.
Carla Rees is an alto and bass flute specialist, based in London. She is the artistic director of rarescale, an ensemble which exists to promote the alto flute and its repertoire. She plays Kingma System quarter tone instruments and works frequently in collaboration with composers to develop new repertoire and techniques. More information.
My new work for Paul Roe, clarinet, and live electronics and text, Paul’s Walk, will be premiered at the Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble’s 2015 Up Close with Music series at the RHA Gallery, Dublin. If you’re in Dublin on 26 April, come!
Another performance of Fuga Interna (begin) – my work for piano and digital sound/text on memory, ageing and learning the piano, from the wonderfully adventurous Xenia Pestova. More info
Xenia Pestova performs Fuga Interna (begin). More details here.
Fuga Interna (begin), commissioned by Xenia Pestova, is for piano and digital soundscape. The soundscape is text-based and concerns learning the piano, memory and age.
I’ve written and recorded a text for friend and fellow composer, Richard Hoadley to use in an interactive work with pianist Philip Mead. Really looking forward to seeing (and hearing) what he does with it. He and Philip are presenting work-in-progress at the London International Piano Symposium.
Another performance for Making Place at Goldsmiths College, London, December 6th, from Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi.
More details here.
Making Place is an interactive work, made originally for Kate Halsall, and commissioned by her with funds from the Britten-Pears Foundation and the Arts Council. It’s a poetic exploration of place, and of place making, for one or two performers and live interactive processing of animation, text and audio, and can be performed by any instrument capable of realizing a version of the semi-improvisatory score. It uses Processing and Puredata software.
After much wrangling with software (mainly Openframeworks and Xcode), I’m pleased to announce that Window is now available as an app for iOS and OSX. Check it out!
. Leonardo Flores has since written this perceptive (and poetic) review
On November 10th I’ll be giving a talk at the University of Hertfordshire on my work with text and voice, in particular Making Place and Window.