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Posted on 07 Apr 2013

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aldeburghplusnewsAn update on various bits of news – I had brilliant workshops of works-in-progress with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia on the 18th and 25th of March, and I’ve also got one more workshop with the BBC, on the 22nd April. It’s such a joy and a luxury to try out material ahead of the premieres, and the eventual pieces will have benefited immeasurably from the process. Also last month, I was awarded the William Mathias Composition Prize by Bangor New Music Festival last week, after a great performance of Enimimés II: Aller-Mümsige Burggoven by Psappha conducted by Mark Heron. I’m now going to write a piece for next year’s festival – more details to follow…

Some upcoming repeat performances – this Saturday the 13th, the London Symphony Orchestra‘s Tom Norris will perform my Two Études for Solo Violin in the Barbican Centre Foyer, in the LSO Futures ‘Aftershock’ event in association with Nonclassical. On the 2nd May, Helen Tonge of the Rivoli String Quartet and pianist Richard Whalley will perform ‘Limp‘ at a lunchtime concert at the Cosmo Rodewald Hall in Manchester, after their premiere of the piece last year. Then on the 11th May, ‘Enmîmés sont les gougebosqueux‘ will be performed by Ensemble Platypus at the Echoraum in Vienna.

Then in July, I will be attending the Contemporary Composition course at Aldeburgh, where I’ll be working under the tutelage of Oliver Knussen, Colin Matthews and Michael Gandolfi. While there, I’ll write a short piece for the 15 players of the Britten-Pears Composers Ensemble. It’ll be good to go back to Aldeburgh after I attended the New Music New Media course last year.