As part of Sound and Music’s Embedded programme with BCMG, I had a great opportunity to participate in some of Duncan Chapman‘s (music animateur) workshops and I wrote a blog about it.
You can read it HERE
Very much excited about the World Première of my new piece “Deep” on Sunday 27th April.
It will be played by BCMG and myself (vocal improvisation) with a brilliant conductor, Martyn Brabbins.
The piece will receive 2 performances in a day (Woooo!). The first concert will be at “Families @ 4” from 16.00 and the 2nd concert will be from 18.30. The programme of the 2nd concert also includes Beckett/Feldman’s “Words and Music”, and Skempton’s “Only the Sound Remains”. Both will be at CBSO Centre, Birmingham.
Details can be found below;
Families @ 4: Click HERE
2nd Concert: Click HERE
I am having a lot of fun creating the work Gauche the Cellist, through a combination of live music, sound design and shadow puppetry with such a fantastic team of artists including the children from additional support needs at Saltersgate School, Dalkeith, Scotland, the musicians from Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the shadow puppeteers from Vision Mechanics since late October 2013. The performance of our work will be on Wednesday 12th March 2014, and we are so excited to be able to show our work to everyone!
Gauche the Cellist is generously supported by Creative Scotland’s Quality Production Arts Programme, Midlothian Council, Skoog Music, BBC Performing Arts Fund and the Ponton House Trust.
Excited to perform with such a great line-up of musicians.
“In a weekend-long celebration of the unknown, we have invited an outstanding line up of thrilling, innovative musicians to Town Hall as a first step in a journey to explore risk.
We’ll have a rare all-night event, performances in the round and evenings where we expect some of the most unexpected music to be made.
Bring your ears along to this exploration of risk, improvisation, spontaneity and music created in the moment.”
Arve Henriksen trumpet, voice
Melinda Maxwell oboe
Daniel Pioro violin
Sam Underwood electronics
Shiori Usui voice, piano
Ilan Volkov violin
Gail Brand trombone
Saturday 2nd November, 8pm
Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ
Crack Up, the piece inspired by the sound of suppressed laughter, was performed again last Sunday by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at 4 Squares Weekenders in Birmingham.
I also had my Birmingham début for performing free improvised pieces with wonderful Melinda Maxwell on oboe.
My friend Tom Butler has kindly created a podcast featuring my interview and music. You can have a listen to/download the podcast from HERE (http://www.cadencewhenidie.org/).