James Cave wins Laurence Sterne prize
James Cave has been announced as the winner of the ‘Same Notes – Ten Times Sweeter’ Competition
This competition was for a piece for unaccompanied descant or treble recorder, three to four minutes long. The piece will be performed by Carmen Troncoso in St. George’s Hanover Square, London on March 22nd 2018 as part of the Laurence Sterne Trust’s commemoration of Sterne’s funeral, held there exactly 250 years earlier. James also receives a prize of £500.
The piece takes its inspiration from Sterne’s character Maria, who appears in both Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey, and plays ‘her vespers upon her pipe, with her little goat beside her’.
Thomas Simaku has received a PRS Foundation award from the Composers’ Fund in association with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
A new CD including Animus for Flute, Clarinet, violin, Cello and Piano (2015) by Chang Seok Choi has been just released today by ABLAZE Records. Chang completed his PhD at York in 2016.
PhD composition students James Mainwaring and Ben Eyes have collaborated on the new Roller Trio Album “New Devices” released today on Edition Records.
A new version of Ann Cleare’s work on magnetic fields will receive a world premiere in London this Thursday, June 14th at Goldsmith University’s Great Hall.
Rika Zayasu gave the Japanese premiere of John Stringer’s Disquiet II at Tokyo’s Art Space in March and Joseph Houston will give the Italian premiere in October in Ascoli as part of the Nuovi Spazi Musicali festival.
Thomas Simaku visited the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he gave a lecture for the composition class of Professor Michael Jarrell on 25 April 2018.