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World premiere of Simaku’s Herkommann Aria

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Thomas Simaku’s new solo work, Herkommann Aria, received its world premiere at Kuks International Festival in Prague, on 23 July 2016, performed by the leading Czech clarinettist Ludmila Peterkova.

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.

  • Art on the platform at Crewe

    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.

  • Janathan Eato project shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Innovation Award.

    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.

  • Ann Cleare – Premiere of a new work with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin

    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.

  • Catherine Laws performance with [rout] at audiograft, Oxford.

     

    [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 Feb 28th 2017

    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.

  • Roger Marsh premiere in Bangor

    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’.