This season kicks off with the world premiere of a new work by Lisa Illean, alongside extant works by Rebecca Saunders and Angélica Negrón, in BBC Radio 3's 'Open Ear' series here in London. Saunders's Skin continues its European perambulation with performances at Klangspuren Festival with Ensemble Modern and at November Music with Klangforum Wien, and I'm joining Musikfabrik for a performance of Saunders's Yes at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. I'll also be appearing at HCMF with EXAUDI and Explore Ensemble, performing Sciarrino's mammoth Carnaval. Behind the scenes, I am continuing work on collaborative projects with Sivan Eldar, Rebecca Saunders and Cassandra Miller.
Early music performances include short tours of Bach's B Minor Mass with Ensemble Polyharmonique and of Handel's Messiah with Gli Angeli Genève. Watch this space, too, for news of EXAUDI's first disc of early tunes: we have Gesualdo in our sights...
I have a few recordings out this year. I'm thrilled that a recent commission, Michael Finnissy's Andersen-Liederkreis, has just been released on on Hat Hut Records. My fresh new version of Milton Babbitt's Philomel, captured for the first time in surround-sound binaural format, is now available on all that dust (see below); NMC have released a portrait disc of Andrew Hamilton that includes To The People (with percussionist Maxime Echardour) which I commissioned in 2014. Click here to view my discography.
In other recording-related news, early this year I 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.
10 September 2018