2019 gets under way with a recital in Ghent of Lisa Illean's new work, A through-grown earth, and Bernhard Lang's The Cold Trip, part 2 with pianist Mark Knoop. Rebecca Saunders's Skin continues its European perambulation with performances in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and at the Alte Oper Frankfurt with Ensemble Modern, and there's a further performance of Yes with Musikfabrik at the Kunstfestspiele in Herrenhausen. I'm delighted to be one of the Hartley Residency artists at Southampton University this year: I'll be delivering a presentation and a series of workshops and seminars on collaboration. Behind the scenes, I am continuing my collaborative work with Sivan Eldar, Rebecca Saunders and Cassandra Miller.
EXAUDI has performances in the Sampler Series in Barcelona and for Musicon in Durham, and our 'Exposure' series returns in March, with a smoking hot programme of new works. Thanks to all those who supported the Kickstarter campaign, we're also recording our first early music disc — the extraordinary late madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo.
I also have two more solo discs in the pipeline this year, both of which will be documenting some of the repertoire I have been enjoying in recent years. Click here to view my discography, which includes Michael Finnissy's Andersen-Liederkreis, released on on Hat Hut Records last year, and my fresh new version of Milton Babbitt's Philomel, captured for the first time in surround-sound binaural format.
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.
18 December 2018