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.
Professor Ambrose Field is part of a York research team working with Liverpool based artist Laurence Payot to create Living Sculpture (Virtual), on Platform 6 at Crewe Station from Friday 10th March. More information here.
A project which includes the work of Dr Jonathan Eato (Hannah Bruce Company on behalf of Hoxton Hall, The Hoxton Hall Experience: A Collection of Small Choices) has been shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Innovation Award.
eyam v (woven) for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and orchestra by Associate Lecturer in Composition Ann Cleare was premiered by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at The National Concert Hall in Dublin on February 14th.
[rout], the new music ensemble with whom Catherine Laws performs keyboards, is giving the first performance of Paul Whitty’s somewhere a field on Thursday March 9th at audiograft, Oxford’s annual festival of experimental music and sound.
Ligeti Quartet Composers Workshop
As part of the weekly CMRC Composers Seminars, the Ligeti Quartet visited the department on 28th February 2017 for a workshop with undergraduate and postgraduate composers.
A new piano trio by Roger Marsh – ‘Cracks’ – was premiered at the Bangor Music Festival on Feb 18th by the Fidelio Trio. Marsh also gave a pre-concert talk and adjudicated a competition for young composers. The following day four numbers from his vocal work Pierrot Lunaire 50 Rondels Bergamasques were performed in a recital entitled ‘Shades of Pierrot’.