Słuchalnia Festival in Toruń

On the 25th November, Trio Layers will be performing angustia for flute, violin, accordion, and fixed-media electronics in ‘Słuchalnia’, the fourth edition of the international festival for new music in Toruń. More information about this festival is available here. Trio Layers will also be performing works by Bednarczyk, Blecharz, Lubieniecki, Skrzypczak, Amador, and Karsk. A program is available here and here. Continue reading Słuchalnia Festival in Toruń

L.I.M.E.: ‘Barricades and Partitions’

CROSSWOR[K] (2013)  for free instrumentation will be performed by Leeds Improvised Music and Experimentation organisation (L.I.M.E.) in their  upcoming concert Barricades and Partitions, 1st May, 2016 , Wharf Chambers, Leeds, England. The event also features LUUMS New Music Ensemble and Prohibited Strangers. More information about the event can be found here. More information about my composition CROSSWOR[K] (2013) can be found here.   Continue reading L.I.M.E.: ‘Barricades and Partitions’

*cellomondo* by cellist Katharina Gross

I have been selected by cellist Katharina Gross to be one of the composers to take part in her cellomondo project. This project aims to explore the music of composers from all over the world. More information about this project can be found here. Other composers taking part in this project so far include Seung-Won Oh (Korea / The Netherlands/ USA), Amit Gur (Israel/ The Netherlands), Raphaël Languillat (France), Ryszard Lubieniecki (Poland), Johannes Kretz (Austria), Veronika Simor (Hungary / Austria), Dugal McKinnon (New Zealand), Jakhongir Shukur (Uzbekistan), Artyom Kim (Uzbekistan), Aurélio Edler-Copes (Brasil / France), Christopher Wood (USA), Jason Post (New Zealand). Further information about these composers can be found here. Katharina Gross … Continue reading *cellomondo* by cellist Katharina Gross

Upcoming Performance: *[Co]Valence II*

[Co]Valence II (2016) for  any number of flautists of any flute-type and optional fixed-media electronics will be premièred on thirteen flutes next Friday by the University of Leeds Flute Ensemble. Further information about this concert can be found here. You can watch the concert here. photo: rehearsing [Co]Valence II in the Clothworker’s Centenary Concert Hall Continue reading Upcoming Performance: *[Co]Valence II*

Performance in Copenhagen (secret location)

My composition angustia (2015) for flute, accordion, and violin was performed by Trio Layers ‘in a secret location in Copenhagen’ last Tuesday (1st March, 2106). As well as ensemble Trio Layers, the event also involved performances from saxophonist Kārlis Auziņš, and singer Elina Silova. More information about the event can be found here. Continue reading Performance in Copenhagen (secret location)

Upcoming Concert: KoncertKirken, Copenhagen

Trio Layers will be performing angustia (2015) for flute, accordion, violin and optional fixed-media electronics on the 6th March, 2016 in Copenhagen. This time they will be performing the piece with the optional fixed-media electronics part included. They will also be performing works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ryszard Lubieniecki, and Josue W. Amador. More information can be found here. Continue reading Upcoming Concert: KoncertKirken, Copenhagen

Performance: Festiwal Akordeonowy 2016 in Mława

Ensemble Trio Layers won the ‘Accordion Festival’ (Festiwal Akordeonowy) competition in the Accordion  Festival 2016 (Festiwal Akordeonowy 2016) in Mława this Friday. They performed my composition angustia (2015) for flute, accordion, and violin. They also performed works by G. P. Telemann and J. W. Amador. Further information can be found here. Continue reading Performance: Festiwal Akordeonowy 2016 in Mława

*Interstice* now available on iTunes

Interstice is out and available to download via iTunes! More information can be found here. Interstice is an artwork and iPhone app that enables users to record, and listen to, an audible representation of their heartbeat. It also allows users to select a musical fragment to accompany their heartbeat. As such, users from all over the world are able to collaborate in the formation of a composition comprising an intricate cacophony of audible heartbeats and musical fragments. Users can listen to the resultant conglomeration of audible heartbeats and musical fragments by navigating a three-dimensional representation of Earth. Each user can add up … Continue reading *Interstice* now available on iTunes

Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy

I recently attended the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy in Utrecht. My composition Parallax Error (2014) for any 4-string bowed instrument was workshopped by cellist Katharina Gross and double bassist Dario Calderone. I also had the opportunity to meet other selected composers from across the globe. The experience was enlightening and it introduced me to a whole world of music happening right now. In the first cello workshop, we were introduced to a variety of contemporary music and Katharina Gross’ cellomundo project. Our own works were also performed and discussed. The academy also offered workshops about composing for harp and composing with live electronics. We were introduced to a range of harp music … Continue reading Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy

Hans Joachim Hespos & LSTwo Ensemble

On Friday 4th December, I will perform Hespos’ Tja , MusikBoxen (realising the tape part), and wuniof ‘ k (on piano) as part of LSTwo ensemble‘s upcoming performance. The event will also involve performances of Tiff, Kitara, Tuba Flip, Duma, HOPSzweisätzig, -Z (ensemble version), and MINImal. More information can be found here. The week preceding this event features workshops, rehearsals, and tutorials with Hans Joachim Hespos. You can watch the main concert live (and after the event) here. Continue reading Hans Joachim Hespos & LSTwo Ensemble

World premiere at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz

My composition angustia (2015) for flute, accordion, and violin (optional fixed-media electronics pending) will be premiered by Trio Layers  in an evening concert at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland this Friday. They will also be performing an interesting piece by Ryszard Lubieniecki. More information can be found here. Continue reading World premiere at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia and BBC Radio 4

My orchestral piece Air, Earth, Water, Fire (2015) has been selected by the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia to be workshopped as part of their 2015 summer course and performed in their concert in the York Barbican. More information can be found here. They will also be performing works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Taylor, Beethoven, and Brahms. The summer course is currently on-going and I will be workshopping my piece with the orchestra later this week. The summer course will also feature on the BBC Radio 4 Documentary ‘Birth of an Orchestra’ which will be aired on the 15th September this year. Further information regarding this can be found … Continue reading Yorkshire Young Sinfonia and BBC Radio 4