It’s Important to be Able to Return (2016)

for string trio

This piece was commissioned by Ensemble Chartreuse, and was premiered by them at MISE-EN PLACE, Bushwick, NYC, 10 June 2016

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How Animals Grieve (2016)

for percussion quartet, with two marimbas (one 5 octave and one 4.3) and custom bell plate (A2, by cymbalsmith Matt Nolan, available at price of shipping from Third Coast Percussion)
This piece is dedicated to the memory of my cousin James Shiel, and his son Andy.  It was commissioned by Third Coast Percussion, and was premiered by them at […]

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Remember Me? (2015)

a 40-minute set of variations on Dido’s Lament for two pianists with one piano, two toy pianos and an array of other ‘toys’
This piece was commissioned by HOCKET, and was premiered by them in November 2016.

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Interaction II (2015)

for amplified ensemble of bass clarinet, violin and percussion with video projection of same bass clarinet and violinist

This piece was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Scheme, and was premiered at LSO St. Luke’s in January 2016.

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Like A Memory of Birds (2016)

for two clarinets, horn, trumpet, trombone and chamber strings (1.1.2.2.1)
This piece was commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Centre, and was premiered there in 2015, conducted by the composer.

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Anything But Real Time (2015)

for flute, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, percussion, and solo strings (1.1.1.1.1)
This piece was commissioned by the LSO Soundhub Scheme.
Premiere, 17th April 2015 with the composer conducting.
The piece includes an optional live, slo-motion video created by the composer.
(preview below)

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LSO: Aftershock Commission

[ April 23, 2015; 9:45 pm to 11:00 pm. ] I’m excited to announce that I’ve been commissioned for the upcoming London Symphony Orchestra’s Aftershock celebration of Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday.  My piece will explore connections between the work of Pierre Boulez and Frank Zappa, and will be performed by LSO Musicians at the club night on 23 April, 2015.

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Feature: Composer’s Circle

[ April 13, 2013; ] My LSO Soundhub work, Interaction, for LSO musicians David Worswick and Lorenzo Iosco is today’s feature on composer’s circle.

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Solo: Video Recording

The video recording of (LSO Principal Viola) Paul Silverthorne playing ‘Solo’ – a collaborative piece written by Mark Simpson (Mov. I), Darren Bloom (Mov. II), and myself (Mov. III) – has gone up on the LSO YouTube Channel.
The piece was premiered on an LSO Discovery Concert at LSO St. Luke’s on 10 Feb. 2012.

Here is a […]

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Solo: Premiere by Paul Silverthorne

[ February 10, 2012; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ]

The first allegretto from Britten's "Lachrymae"

At his free LSO Discovery Friday lunchtime concert – 12:30 at LSO St. Luke’s this Friday – LSO and London Sinfonietta principal violist Paul Silverthorne will be premiering a new collaborative work for Viola entitled Solo.  This work is a sort of collaborative effort between Mark Simpson (Mov. I), Darren Bloom […]

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