World premiere for alumnus Kristofer To at ISCM World Music Days 2016 in South Korea
Kristofer To’s In the Distance will be premiered at the ISCM World Music Days concert on 30 March 2016 at the Black Box, Tongyeong Concert Hall.
The programme includes Lágrimas by Francisco del Pino (AP), Strade della città tumultuosa by Simone Fontanelli (AP), Obo kvartett by Kári Bæk (AP), Fluchtlinien by Henrik Denerin (KP), In the Distance by Kristoffer To (WP), and Pedma Dorje by Li Liu (KP), to be performed by Ensemble TIMF, conducted by Juhyun Jeong.
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.
James Cave’s setting of ‘Ave Maria’, commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of York Minster for the Nine Lessons and Carols 2016, has been selected for inclusion on a new CD of pieces written for York Minster, to be released on Regent Records later this year.
For the second year running, Martin Suckling features in the Scottish Awards for New Music. His flute concerto, The White Road, premiered last February by Katherine Bryan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, is shortlisted in the ‘Large Scale Work (11+ performers) sponsored by PRS for Music’ category. Over 180 nominations were submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland. The awards event will be held at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow on Wednesday 7 March 2017.
PhD student Patrick John Jones has been selected for PRS for Music’s new scheme for composers, Accelerate.
On Friday 12th January, Martin Suckling’s new string quintet, Emily’s Electrical Absence, a collaboration with poet Frances Leviston and scientists from the PETMEM consortium, receives its premiere in London as part of the ‘Time Unwrapped’ series at King’s Place. The following day in New York City, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble give the second US performance of Martin’s clarinet trio Visiones (after Goya) as part of their mini-festival of British music, ‘The UK Commotion’.
The Journal of Music, Technology and Education recently published a special edition on the Online Orchestra, an Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded project that run between October 2014 to March 2016.