Upcoming Performance: Amplified Accordion in WrocŇāaw

My¬†composition for solo accordion¬†‚ÄėWe Lived in the Gaps between the Stories.‚Äô¬†(2016) will be performed for a second time by¬†Ryszard Lubieniecki in¬†WrocŇāaw on June 13. This piece was first performed at WrocŇāaw‚Äôs Spadochron¬†festival last week.

Tomorrow’s event comprises a¬†performance of amplified accordion music, commissioned and performed by accordionist Ryszard Lubieniecki with additional electronics by¬†Piotr Bednarczyk. The event¬†features many new works by composers¬†Richard McReynolds,¬†Gilberto Agostinho,¬†Dominik Karski,¬†Piotr Bednarczyk, and¬†Ryszard Lubieniecki himself.¬†

If you happen to be in WrocŇāaw tomorrow, then why not have a listen. A full programme is available here.

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World Premiere in WrocŇāaw

On June 10, 2017, accordionist¬†Ryszard Lubieniecki will premiere my composition for solo accordion¬†‘We Lived in the Gaps between the Stories.’¬†(2016).¬†The premiere will take place in WrocŇāaw’s festival ‘Spadochron‘ (parachute). ‘Spadochron’ is a festival dedicated to solo improvised music and curate by¬†MichaŇā Sember and Lena Czerniawska.

Due to the nature of the score, ‘We Lived in the Gaps between the Stories.’ is of indefinite duration and¬†Lubieniecki’s performance at this particular event will last approximately 20-30 minutes.

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poster for the music festival ‘Spadochron’ in WrocŇāaw

Further details of the event, along with the above poster, can be found here.

Upcoming Performance: *Pacific Pleasures*, an opera.

I have composed a one-act opera called Pacific Pleasures (with libretto by Jorge Balça), which will be performed by Bloomsbury Opera company on March 25th and 26th in London. More information can be found here and on the poster below. 17159237_262559437526537_2985126229500355757_o

Pacific Pleasures (2016-17) is a prequel to Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (1952),
which tells the story of a married couple living together in suburban America.
They are both desperately unhappy in their relationship and frequently argue.
In contrast to this, Pacific Pleasures tells the story of how this soon-to-be married
couple were born, met, fell in love, and got married.

Stage Director: Jorge Balça
Musical Director: Karin Hendrickson
Designer: Isobel Harcourt

Cast: Rebecca Cuddy
Edward Laurenson
Eleri Gwilym
Joshua Baxter
Ashley Mercer

Tickets to this event can be obtained here.

SŇāuchalnia Festival in ToruŇĄ

On the 25th November,¬†Trio Layers will be performing¬†angustia¬†for flute, violin, accordion, and fixed-media electronics in ‘SŇāuchalnia’, the fourth edition of the international festival for new music in ToruŇĄ. 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.

The guestLISZT @ The Library

petrichor (2015) for fixed-media electronics and Graphite Pendulum (2014) for solo clarinet in Bb and fixed-media electronics will be premièred by the Leeds University Union Music Society this Wednesday. This event will also feature work by Bizaar DJs Max Williams and Alex Busby. 

For more information about this event and how you can obtain tickets, click here.

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.

 

*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),¬†Rapha√ęl Languillat (France),¬†Ryszard Lubieniecki (Poland),¬†Johannes Kretz (Austria),¬†Veronika Simor (Hungary / Austria),¬†Dugal McKinnon (New Zealand),¬†Jakhongir Shukur (Uzbekistan),¬†Artyom Kim (Uzbekistan),¬†Aur√©lio Edler-Copes (Brasil / France),¬†Christopher Wood (USA),¬†Jason Post (New Zealand). Further information about these composers can be found here.

Katharina Gross will perform my composition Parallax Error (2014) for any four-string bowed instrument at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht on 10th of September, 2016.

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.

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photo: rehearsing¬†[Co]Valence¬†II in the Clothworker’s Centenary Concert Hall