The Deeper Breath to Follow (2013)

for orchestra
available from Cadenza Music.
Written for the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of a Sound and Music Embedded Residency.
World premiere recording of Maida Vale Studios, Nov. 2013, Conducted by Garry Walker.

Working with Garry Walker and the BBCSO

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BBCSO premieres The Deeper Breath to Follow

[ November 14, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] During the past year, I’ve been in residency with the BBC Symphony Orchestra through Sound and Music’s Embedded Scheme.  The resulting piece – The Deeper Breath to Follow – a 12 minute work for full orchestra, will be premiered by the BBCSO on 14th November at Maida Vale Studios.  The concert is now fully booked, but will also be […]

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BBCSO Embedded: Reflections & 2nd Workshop

[ April 22, 2013; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Those who have been following my blog know that Tom Coult, Ben Oliver, and I had our first workshop with the BBC Symphony Orchestra – as part of our residency through the Sound and Music Embedded Scheme – on 18th March.  I learned a huge amount in the 90 minutes I spent with the orchestra, and wanted […]

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BBCSO Embedded: 1st Workshop

[ March 18, 2013; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] The first workshop of my year as a Sound and Music “embedded” composer with the BBC Symphony Orchestra will take place on 18th March at Maida Vale Studios.  The Orchestra will read through the first 7 minutes of a newly composed piece, The Deeper Breath to Follow.  You can view the score below:

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BBCSO Sounds from Japan Review

I’m hugely excited to be joining the writing team at the contemporary music blog I Care If You Listen.  My first post was a review of the recent BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion ‘Sounds from Japan’ day at the Barbican Centre and LSO St. Luke’s.  I’m looking forward to writing more reviews, in particular of […]

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Getting it Right? 2013 – Roundtable 1: Composer Residencies

An obviously illustrious panel – including composers and orchestral managers listed below – gathered for the first round table discussion of Getting it Right? 2013. 
By far the most interesting questions centred on the question of balancing breadth of commissions, versus the depth of relationship created between an orchestra and composer during an extended individual […]

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Shostakovich 4 (Mov. II) Analysis

The opening concert of the 2012-13 BBC Symphony Orchestra season included a world premiere of Michael Zev Gordon’s enigmatic and impressive Bohortha alongside Mahler’s stunning Rükert Leider (given a beautiful performance by soprano Alice Coote).  The BBCSO was impassioned throughout the entire concert, and it’s a real joy to know that I’ll be working with this […]

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Embedded – Induction Day

Yesterday was the first day of the Sound and Music 2012-13 Embedded Scheme with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The centrepiece of the scheme is an 12′ commission for the orchestra – with two workshops with the full orchestra in March and April before a final public performance at BBC Maida Vale Studios in November 2013.
Our […]

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Embedded: BBCSO

[ October 2, 2012; 10:30 am to 10:30 pm. October 8, 2012; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] I’m really pleased to announce that, through Sound and Music, I’ve been selected as one of three composers to be ‘Embedded’ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012-13.  The other composers selected were Tom Coult and Ben Oliver.  It’s an honour to be selected with such fine composers, and I’m looking forward to getting to […]

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Review: Jonathan Harvey Total Immersion Concert

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 […]

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