a glance ahead
Tracery, an evolving modular piece I am working on with the wonderful Cassandra Miller, is gathering momentum: in June I'll be unveiling the newest portions
as part of a new and rather intimate programme for voice and fixed audio called 'A certain kind of light', which also features works by Linda Buckley, Eleanor Cully and Lawrence Dunn. In July I head
to Finland for Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, where I'll be performing the new song cycles I commissioned from Michael Finnissy and Bernhard Lang with pianist Mark Knoop, and Mark Applebaum's
Control Freak with Talea Ensemble. I'm also heading to Saintes Festival near Bordeaux for two programmes of Bach Cantatas with Gli Angeli
Genève. At the end of the summer, I return to Royaumont Abbey as coach and performer for 'Voix Nouvelles'.
With EXAUDI, I'll be travelling to Paris to perform a tenebrous programme of Alberto Posadas and Vitoria, and to the Aldeburgh
Festival for an exploration of 'Chromatic Renaissance'. We'll also be singing Laurence Crane's Pieces About Art as
part of the PRS for Music Foundation's Biennial for New Music in Hull and London.
Next season's highlights include the premiere in Birmingham of a new piece for voice and electronics written for me by John Croft, trips to Klangspuren Festival in
Schwaz and to the much-raved-about Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, a weekend of performances of Frank Denyer's music for Alba New Music in Edinburgh, and a joint project between the festivals of sound
scotland and Clermont-Ferrand's 'Musiques Démesurées'. Three Voices continues its perambulatory global tour, with performances planned in Toulouse and Southampton.
I'm also pleased to announce that I have several recordings due to come out this year: watch this space for release details of
Bernhard Lang's The Cold Trip, part 2 (in September, on Kairos), a new disc of the wonderful music of Frank Denyer, and a special recording of Milton
My recording of Feldman's Three Voices is now out. Get your copy here.