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. I return to Ghent in March to sing Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil with SPECTRA ensemble. 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 with Ensemble Musikfabrik at the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize ceremony concert; there's also a performance of Yes with Musikfabrik at the Kunstfestspiele in Herrenhausen. I'm very happy 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 collaborative projects 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 EXAUDI's recent Kickstarter campaign, we've just recorded our first early music disc — the extraordinary late madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo. Expect an Autumn release on the Winter & Winter label.
I'm excited to be recording two more solo discs this year, both of which will be documenting some of the repertoire I have been enjoying in recent seasons. 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, last 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.
12 January 2019