Sumer is icumin in. After a pretty intense first half of the year, I'm pleased to be settling into a gentler pace for the coming months. I'll be spending a fair bit of time at Snape Maltings, firstly on a short residency with composer Sivan Eldar and then as a coach on the BPYAP's new 'Composition, Alternative Performance and Performance Art' course. Rebecca Saunders's Skin continues its European perambulation with performances at the Ruhrtriennale in August and Klangspuren Festival in September with Ensemble Modern. I'm also excited to be heading to Canada for the first time, to sing some early tunes with Gli Angeli Genève in Ottawa and Vancouver. Behind the scenes, I'm working with Lisa Illean on a new piece for voice, pre-recorded sound and moving image to be unveiled in September.
With EXAUDI I'll be recording Christopher Fox's stunning Trostlieder, and will be returning to the Voix Nouvelles Academy at Royaumont Abbey.
I have a few recordings out this year. My fresh new version of Milton Babbitt's Philomel, captured for the first time in surround-sound binaural format has just been released on all that dust (see below); the marvellous music of Andrew Hamilton is now available on a portrait disc on NMC, which includes To The People (with percussionist Maxime Echardour) which I commissioned in 2014; and I'm thrilled that another recent commission, Michael Finnissy's Andersen-Liederkreis, will be released on 24 August on Hat Hut Records. Click here to view my discography.
In other recording-related news, I've just launched a record label! all that dust is a new label for new music, run with Newton Armstrong and Mark Knoop. Our first batch features discs of music by Morton Feldman, Matthew Shlomowitz and Séverine Ballon, and two special binaural downloads of Milton Babbitt's Philomel (sung by me) and Luigi Nono's La fabbrica illuminata. Find out more here.
1 July 2018