Several weeks ago I conducted the Workers Union Ensemble for a recording of a new work by Matthew Kaner, Collide, at BBC Broadcasting House. Matt is currently ‘Composer in 3’, a residency with BBC Radio 3 and Sound and Music and is writing ten new pieces to be recorded for broadcast on the station in the next ten weeks. The Workers Union Ensemble have a long, and happy, association with Matt so we were delighted when he asked us to record the first of these ten commissions.
Collide was broadcast for the first time on the Radio 3 Breakfast this week and is being played at some point during the Breakfast show every day this week. It’s available on the iPlayer and includes a short interview too:
In December 2015 Emanuele Torquati premiered my 147 for solo piano and video. Yshani Perinpanayagam performed the piece at Nonclassical and will play it again this month at the National Theatre River Festival. Here is a video the snooker plus the live sound of Emanuele’s fantastic premiere performance…
I had a great time working with the fantastic musicians from the London Sinfonietta Academy 2016 a couple of weeks ago. Due to illness I ended up conducting my new work for large ensemble Beasts Bounding Through Time. Here is the recording of the premiere:
Piano Trio (with whistles), which was commissioned by the Deal Festival,was premiered by the fantastic trio of Maksim Štšura (piano), Michael Foyle (violin) and Raphael Lang last Friday. Here is a live recording I made at the concert at at the John Shipton Memorial Concert at St George’s Church in Deal. Many thanks to the trio, Markus Kinch for his photos and to all at the Deal Festival!
The video and audio of ‘The Thing’ for tuba and distortion, which was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta and premiered at the BFI in December 2014. The video was made in response to my piece by some excellent students at Central St Martins. I’m not quite sure how they got the audio…!
The fantastic pianist Yshani Perinpanayagam has made a new recording of my piece for solo piano and Blu-Tack preparations, Three Materials. She played the piece at the Workers Union Ensemble Nonclassical gig last year and I’m delighted she’s now recorded it too. Thanks Yshani!