Competition successes for undergraduate composer Joel Järventausta
Third year undergraduate Joel Järventausta has enjoyed several recent successes in high-profile composition festivals.
Joel’s works stony mountains to rise for orchestra andSävyt for chamber ensemble have been awarded reserve places at the Ung Nordisk Musik (UNM) Festival in Aarhus 2016. Whilst a two-minute miniature for clarinet and violin has also been chosen to be performed by members of the Red Note Ensemble as part of their Noisy Nights series Call for Scores on 26 February in St Andrews in the Bar of the Byre Theatre.
Joel has alos been selected as a finalist in the London Ear Festival Composer’s Competition 2016 and will receive a performance of his work for solo cello racing thoughts on the 12 March 2016 by Rohan de Saram.
PhD students Beau Stocker, James Cave and Ben Eyes have collaborated with professional singer Supriya Nagarajan and musician Matt Redman on a world music project that brings together classical Bollywood themes and jazz music. The project, backed by the Arts Council, has been devised by Supriya to bring Bollywood music to a new audience and has recently completed a successful UK tour with an international tour to follow.
Ann Cleare’s work the square of yellow light that is your window will receive its UK premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on Saturday, November 25th.
Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Music Department.
Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 20th November 2017.
Ann Cleare’s new piece surface station #2: the relighting of the sun receives its Australian premiere in Perth’s Totally Huge New Music Festival on October 28th, and from there will tour to venues in Sydney and Melbourne on November 1st and November 2nd.
Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, will receive its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.