|July 1, 2013 10:00 am||to||July 6, 2013 7:00 pm|
I’m really excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a for the 2013 Cheltenham Composer Academy.
I will be writing a new sextet for the Dr. K Sextet, to be premiered on 6 July at the Cheltenham Music Festival, and will have workshops at the festival with the sextet and composers Kenneth Hesketh, Arlene Sierra, Peter Wiegold and Christopher Fox.
It’s turning into a very busy summer!
|May 3, 2013|
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As part of the LSO Soundhub Scheme (who are currently accepting applications), I’ll be at LSO St. Luke’s this morning working with LSO Principal Second Violin (and previous member of the Arditti Quartet) David Alberman and Elaine Gould (senior new music editor at Faber Music of Behind Bars fame!)
The morning session will be a reflection on creating orchestral parts (I assume with an emphasis on string parts), while the afternoon will include a workshop of some new sketches and pieces composed for Mr. Alberman by various Soundhub composers. The pieces were supposed to include ‘at least one’ harmonic. Mine ended up with a few more than that…
I’ll be back with some reflections and a summary of the day later this week!
|April 23, 2013|
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Tonight at 9:30pm I’ll be on Resonance FM discussing composing for voice. There’ll be an extended discussion of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, along with a broadcast of The Riot Ensemble’s world premiere of my work ‘Plainer Sailing.’
|May 12, 2013|
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I’m really pleased to have gotten through to the London Sinfonietta Academy‘s live conducting auditions. The course (and audition panel) is being led by George Benjamin. The audition will include the 2nd and 4th movements of Oliver Knussen’s Songs Without Voices. It’s a really exciting opportunity and I’ll be working hard on preparing the score over the coming weeks!
My LSO Soundhub work, Interaction, for LSO musicians David Worswick and Lorenzo Iosco is today’s feature on composer’s circle.
|July 7, 2013 9:00 am||to||July 14, 2013 10:00 pm|
I’m tremendously pleased to announce I’ll be returning to the Etchings Festival in Auvillar, France this summer. The week of activities will be led by the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble with Georg Friedrich Haas and Fred Lerdahl. I’ll be writing a new work for the Ensemble with details TBA. Below is a picture I took in the fields outside Auvillar at last year’s festival.
|March 8, 2013|
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My piece for amplified string quartet, My Silence and These Voices, will be given its second performance on the Riot Ensemble’s Shapes of a Square concert with the Navarra Quartet at LSO St. Luke’s. This is an LSO Soundhub Showcase concert.
|February 24, 2013 9:00 am||to||March 2, 2013 6:00 pm|
|April 14, 2013|
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I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been selected for the 2013 Aldeburgh English Song Project.
The weeklong course takes place in Aldeburgh with composers John Woolrich & Huw Watkins, poet Lavinia Greenlaw, and tenor Richard Edgar Wilson. Songs begun on this course will be worked on and performed by young singers during a 2013 Aldeburgh Festival masterclass with Ian Bostridge, showcased at the Brunel Institute of Composing, and there will be a further opportunity to develop the work in Dartington with new singers in July.
Tagged Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Aldeburgh, British Song, Britten Pears Young Artist Programme, Brunel Institute of Composing, composition, Dartington Summer School, English Song Project, Huw Watkins, Ian Bostridge, John Woolrich, Lavinia Greenlaw, Richard Edgar Wilson, Songs