British composers from York broadcast in Chile
Music by Thomas Simaku, Roger Marsh, James Williamson and Owen Russell has been broadcast in Chile.
The works “Concerto for Orchestra” (2013) by Thomas Simaku, “Stepping Out for Piano and Orchestra” (1990) by Roger Marsh, “Migrations” (2018) by Owen Russell, and “Happy Are They Who Dwell In Your House” (2017-18) by James Williamson, were broadcast during the visit of PhD student Carlos Zamora to his native country. Williamson’s piece was in performance by the University of York Symphony orchestra, conducted by John Stringer, with two student vocalists – James Botcher and Elli Pybus
Carlos was invited to talk about the British composers he has come into contact with in the UK. The program Siglo XXI, presented by José Oplustil, is the longest running contemporary music programme in Chile. Created at the end of the 1980’s (then called called Siglo XX) it is aired by Radio Beethoven, Chile’s most important classical music station.
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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.
The music of Associate lecturer Ann Cleare had its Israeli premiere on May 7th at Tel Aviv’s Felcija Blumenthal Music Festival.