Roger Marsh’s Sozu Baba performance in Mexico
Sozu Baba – a music theatre piece for solo female voice (with drum) was performed on Wednesday 2 June 2015 by Beatriz Elena Martinez (a former York MA student) at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras CMMAS, Morelia (Michoacán, México).
The text of ‘Sodzu Baba’ is based on ‘Three Roads River’, a poem by Judith Woolf (English Department, University of York) about a mythical Japanese character described in Lafcadio Hearn’s book ‘Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan’ (1894). Prof. Marsh and Dr. Woolf collaborated on the piece in 1996 and it was premiered in Utrecht in 1997. Later this year, Woolf’s poem, illustrated by one of her paintings, is to be published in issue 8 of ‘Gramarye: The Journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy’, University of Chichester.
York composition students have had their music performed by one of Europe’s top string quartets.
Federico Reuben has a new release on cassette tape (and digital) out on Berlin based label tmrw>.
Several media outlets have highlighted the collaboration between the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Martin Suckling commemorating the Armistice Centenary.
Martin Suckling’s Meditation (after Donne), for chamber orchestra and live electronics receives its premiere performances from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow on 7, 8, 9 November.
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York composer’s new work receives its world premiere by one of Europe’s finest ensembles of contemporary music
Thomas Simaku’s new work Klang Inventions, written for and dedicated to the musicians of the prestigious ensemble Klangforum of Vienna, received its world premiere at the 10th Pharos Foundation International Festival in Nicosia on 12 October 2018.