On 29th January, in the Fountain Room of the Barbican Centre, Sound and Music hosted “Counting In” a morning of discussions and presentations, aimed at early-career composers and performers. The event ran from 11am – 2pm, with the first half being a sort of ‘round-table’ discussion between panel members and the second half being presentations by [...]
On January 28th, the Guildhall School of Music presented a concert at the Barbican as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion Series. This series spends time focusing on the work of a single contemporary composer. Normally held on a single day, this instalment took a weekend to focus on the music of Jonathan Harvey. This concert picked up chamber/solo [...]
Tagged Arvo Part, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean, Contemporary Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, James Kreiling, Jonathan Harvey, Marcus Barcham Stevens, Marta Fontanals-Simon, Richard Baker, Total Immersion
Lauren Redhead recently posted a thoughtful blog post surrounding the question of whether or not composition is “research”. As I’m in the writing up stage of my Doctorate at Guildhall, I’m obviously somewhat vested in the matter, and have also had a good deal of time to think over these issues over the past 3.5 [...]
I’m really happy to announce that I’ve been selected as one of nine pilot participants for the LSO Soundhub Project. The pilot program will run from January to June, beginning with a meeting with all the participants this Saturday. My project proposal was to use the Soundhub for the recording of new CDs of contemporary [...]
Any of you who have known these oceans
have seen the Earth’s very breath:
Criss-crossing swells that fade
from blue, to purple, to deeper depth.
Life rolls away, lonelier still.
As we always were.
As it ever will.
[ February 27, 2012; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Aaron’s work Sonata, for 3 bass clarinets, Eb clarinet, percussionist and timpani resonance will be premiered on 27th February at 8:00pm in the Music Hall of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The piece will be played once, there will be a chance to speak to the performers & Aaron about the work, and [...]
[ March 30, 2012; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. May 19, 2012; 12:30 am to 10:30 pm. ] The Poorer Silence Now, for solo oboe has been programmed in two upcoming concerts:
30th March “Society of New Music”
7:00pm, LRR, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
19th May “Emulsion” (Ensemble Amorpha)
A one night mini-show at the old vic tunnels.
Open publication – Free publishing – More contemporary
[ January 14, 2012; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]