World premiere of Simaku’s Herkommann Aria
The piece is based on a Czech baroque melody, Herkommann Aria, which serves as a ‘point of departure’; its character and salient intervallic properties are ‘freely elaborated into a textural format that focuses on the lyrical and echoes the remote atmosphere of the ancient melody’.
Simaku’s award-winning work Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo was broadcast on Austrian national radio, ORF, on 12 August 2016
The work was performed by Lorina Vallaster, who gave the Austrian premiere at Vienna Concert Hall, Schubert-Saal, in 2015. Commissioned by Christopher Orton and the BBC Performing Arts Fund, the world premiere was given at the Greenwich International Early Music Festival in 2008.
Miller Theatre in New York City has unveiled its 2017-18 season, which is to include an evening length Portrait Concert of Composer Ann Cleare, Associate Lecturer of Composition in the Music Department.
BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th birthday of Emeritus Professor Nicola LeFanu by selecting her as Composer of the Week.
The Magic Paintbrush (By Helen Madden) and Greenacre School Anthem (By Judith Weir and Helen Madden).
Feb 13th and 15th 2017 saw two very special performances of ‘The Magic paintbrush’, a folk opera written for professional performers and school children.
A.I.LOVEs2scream captures a recent improvisation session by Federico Reuben (live coding / electronics) and Paulina Owczarek (alto saxophone).
Ricardo Alvarez Bulacio took part in two international conferences this month, presenting postdoctoral work developed at the Humanities Research Centre.
Catherine Laws gave a keynote address and a performance at ‘Embodied Monologues’, an international symposium of practitioner-researchers in music, theatre and dance, at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, on March 31st. On April 29th she will present a keynote speech at ‘Please Specify!: Sharing Artistic Research Across Disciplines’, the conference of the International Society for Artistic Research, at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, including a performance of ‘Touch and Go’ for piano, written for Catherine by Roger Marsh.