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
Today’s keynote speaker is English composer Julian Anderson. His talk, entited Creating, Communicating, Disseminating, Maintaining: Some issues in Contemporary Orchestral Composition and its Performance began with an aside on the (otherwise unaddressed today) issue of performance venue. The main point made was that a change of venue should make a real and important impact on the […]
Blog, Getting it Right: Live Blog
Tagged 30 Piece for 5 Orchestras, Crowds, David Lumsdain, Elias Canetti, Fantasias, Getting it Right?, James Dillon, John Cage, Julian Anderson, Louis Andriessen, LSO St. Luke's, Mausoleum, Orchestra, Tristan Murail
First up today, we had LSO Manager Kathryn McDowell interviewing Mark-Anthony Turnage. The discussion began with a focus on how Mr. Turnage got started in orchestral composition and what he learned from his earliest experiences. He offered an interesting reflection on the basic theme that working with orchestras is working with people, and that he […]
I’m spending today at the Guildhall Research Works conference Getting it Right? This year’s conference, organized again by Julian Anderson, is focused on The Contemporary Composer and the Orchestra, and features an exciting line up of many of the top active practitioners of English orchestral composition today.
These posts will be somewhere between a live-blog and reflective thoughts offered on the […]