Category Archives: Gigs

\’Extending from the inside\’ @ OXFA 2019 – SJE Arts – Oxford – 27/06/19

What
'Extending from the inside' @ OXFA 2019
When
Thursday, June 27, 2019
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford OX4 1EH
Other Info
Superstar theorbo player Elizabeth Kenny will perform my 'Extending from the inside' (2014) as part of her performance at Oxford Festival of the Arts 2019.

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\\\’Extending from the Inside\\\’ at Aldeburgh Festival – Orford Church – Suffolk – 15/06/19

What
'Extending from the Inside' at Aldeburgh Festival
When
Saturday, June 15, 2019
3:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Orford Church (map)
Suffolk
Other Info
Elizabeth Kenny will play my 'Extending from the inside' as part of her recital at Aldeburgh Festival 2019.

Her programme will feature music from the early 17th century by Piccinini, Kapsberger and de Visée and
the early 21st century by James MacMillan, Nico Muhly (world premiere) and me.

The development of the lute into the long-necked theorbo created an instrument with a split personality, having a delicacy and expressive depth to the sound but an unwieldy appearance that was mocked. Elizabeth Kenny celebrates these split identities, with beautiful melodies supported by long, resonant bass strings, but just a hint of the comic as well.

Mellifluous French music sits alongside eccentric Italian improvisation, and old works alongside new – a haunting 21st-century motet, a funk/ground bass-influenced fantasy, and a world premiere which exploits the unconventional tuning system and expressive possibilities of the instrument to powerful effect.

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\\\’The Virus Within: Hearing HIV\\\’ @ Science & Engineering Day – Turner Sims Concert Hall – Southampton – 16/03/19

What
'The Virus Within: Hearing HIV' @ Science & Engineering Day
When
Saturday, March 16, 2019
TBC - 12+ Buy Tickets
Where
University of Southampton
Southampton
Other Info
Performances of 'The Virus Within: Hearing HIV' at the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day. Workers Union Ensemble will play with Chad Swanson providing scientific input!

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SHIFTS – Turner Sims Concert Hall – Southampton – 27/01/19

What
SHIFTS
When
Sunday, January 27, 2019
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
University of Southampton
Southampton
Other Info
A concert by the Music Department's HARTLEY Loop Orchestra, directed by Ben Oliver

The minimalist movement was one of the key shifts in contemporary music of the last fifty years, with the focus on repetition, limitation and employing clear processes exerting influence on a wide range of artists and musical genres.

In this concert leading visiting musicians will play alongside students and staff in performances of Steve Reich’s superb 'Music for a Large Ensemble' (1979), Lois V. Vierk’s post-minimal masterpiece 'Red Shift' (1989) and three new works by Southampton faculty composers Drew Crawford, Brona Martin and Benjamin Oliver.

Each work will subvert and shift expectations in compelling ways.

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SHIFTS

Super excited about a project I’m directing next month, SHIFTS, which will feature students from the University of Southampton Music Department performing as part of the Hartley Loop Orchestra at Turner Sims. We’ll be performing music by Steve Reich and Lois V. Vierk as well as new pieces by my super cool colleagues Drew Crawford and Brona Martin. I’ve written a new version of a solo percussion piece I wrote for the London Sinfonietta a few years ago – this time featuring large ensemble and called Changing Up + (rather than Changing Up!). Fellow Workers Union family member Joley Cragg is coming to play the solo part. More details on the poster below!

\’Extending from the inside\’ @ Old Chapel Court Concerts – Old Baptist Chapel – Tewkesbury – 23/09/18

What
'Extending from the inside' @ Old Chapel Court Concerts
When
Sunday, September 23, 2018
3:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Old Baptist Chapel (map)
Tewkesbury GL25RZ
Other Info
Superstar theorbo player Elizabeth Kenny will perform my 'Extending from the inside' (2014) as part of her performance for Old Chapel Court Concerts.

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New York

Dorothy Chan

I had a great time at the MISE-EN Music Festival in New York last week. Great to meet and talk with composers from all around the world and to hear their pieces and presentations. Pianist Dorothy Chan performed my Mr. Turquoise Synth (2017) brilliantly, alongside Mr. Turquoise Synth himself of course. We hope to find a way to work together again in the future. Thanks to Moon, Jordann and everyone at Ensemble Mise-En.

Mr. TS resting before the concert

Brooklyn Bridge

\\\’Mr. Turquoise Synth\\\’ @ MISE-EN FESTIVAL 2018 – Taipei Cultural Center in New York – New York – 30/06/18

What
'Mr. Turquoise Synth' @ MISE-EN FESTIVAL 2018
When
Saturday, June 30, 2018
4:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Taipei Cultural Center in New York (map)
1 East 42nd Street
New York NY 10017
Other Info
Performance of 'Mr Turquoise Synth' (2017) for piano and 1-bit synth as part of the 2018 MISE-EN FESTIVAL. Details to follow

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