Just got back from an excellent, but tiring, Sound and Music supported tour conducting the Workers Union Ensemble. Was great to play new works by various composers and to perform Simon Steen-Andersen’s On And Off And To And Fro four times. Here is a recording of my new work for the ensemble, Zeros and Ones:
We will tour Simon Steen Andersen’s On And Off And To And Fro (2008) for soprano saxophone, double bass, vibraphone and three players with megaphones alongside five new commissions. I will be on conducting duties as usual and will also pen a new piece for my Workers mates!
I have just finished a mini-tour with the group I am fortunate enough to conduct Workers Union Ensemble. We performed at Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton, Birmingham Conservatoire and a final gig at LSO St. Luke’s in London. I can honestly say it has been totally brilliant to work with all in the ensemble and composers we commissioned on our ‘Constructing a Repertoire’ project. Can’t wait for future adventures!! For now here are some recordings from our Birmingham gig…
The Workers Union Ensemble have just announced our Call for Works 2013, part of our PRS for Music Foundation funded ‘Constructing a Repertoire’ commissioning project. We are really pleased to be teaming up with LSO Soundhub to offer the chance for up to four composers to have their works performed and recorded at our LSO St Luke’s gig in November 2013.
The deadline for emailing us your new scores is 5th July 2013 so composers get cracking!
The Workers Union Ensemble will perform at the legendary Turner Sims Concert Hall at 1pm, 30th April 2012. The programme includes my own Ripped Up, pieces byby Adam Fergler, Michael Finnissy, Matthew Kaner and a brand new work by Ryan Latimer.