Percussionist Maxime Echardour and I first worked together with our respective ensembles EXAUDI and L'Instant Donné. In 'To The People' we explore duo repertoire of an experimental nature from either side of the Channel; the main focus of the programme is a large-scale commission by Andrew Hamilton which sets text from America by Jean Baudrillard.
Christopher Fox The True Standard Advanced
Gérard Pesson Mobile Homme (wp)
Benedict Mason Dreams that do what they're told
Andrew Hamilton To The People (wp)
Juliet Fraser | soprano
Maxime Echardour | percussion
Our recording of To The People was released as part of a portrait disc on NMC in 2018.
30 October 2014: SOUND Scotland, Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen
4 November 2014: Kammer Klang, Cafe OTO, London (Hamilton only)
12 November 2014: 19 Paul Fort, Paris
10 February 2015: York University
12 February 2015: Huddersfield University (with student works)
30 April 2018: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Hamilton only — CD launch)
1 May 2018: City University Concert Series, London (Hamilton only — CD launch)
This project was generously supported by the Arts Council Ireland, RVW Trust and the Holst Foundation.