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WP As part of Marc’s composer-in-association relationship with the US new music ensemble, Chamber Cartel will premiere the entire ‘the shape distance’ [1-7] series in Atlanta, Georgia. These works will also be studio recorded for Chamber Cartel’s first CD release.
1pm. An ‘all Yeats’ lunchtime recital with ‘crowded rooms’ ensemble including Jenni Hogan (flute/piccolo) and Leo Nicholson (piano) as part of Marc’s Manchester Pride composer-in-association role at The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, The Martin Harris Centre, Manchetser University as part of Manchester Pride Classical Concert Series.
WP ōrāre performed by Dirk Amrein and Jürg Henneberger. Duration – 14:00
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Marc is Artist-in Residence with the Maurbrae Gallery Maccelsfield. Private view 14th June – concert [see above] and artist’s talk 16th June. Exhibition runs from 14th June to the 20th July. Part of the Barnaby Festival.
WP – Patrick Tapio Johnson: ‘pathos’ for solo cello (duration 10 mins) as part of Antara Project at Lumin, London
WP – Stephen Upshaw: ‘hȳran’ for solo viola at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London. From 6 March to 28 April 2013, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents a solo exhibition featuring the work of Iranian artist Navid Nuur. The exhibition shows a range of his continuously developing oeuvre that examines the phenomenological experience of his sculptural installation works and the transformative properties he gives to everyday materials. Violist Stephen Upshaw approached a number of composers to explore writing a collection of short pieces for solo viola each in response to a specific work in Nuur’s show at the Parasol Unit. hȳran is a response to Nuur’s Interimodule ‘there’.
SCAW [Sarah Watts and Antony Clare] perform child to the black faced night for Bass Clarinet and Piano [First prize winner in the World Bass Clarinet Composing Competition – October 2005 | duration 10 minutes] at Peel Hall, Peel Building, Peel Park Campus, University Of Salford. This work is recorded on the new SCAW CD, due for release spring 2013 SCAW DUO
In association with Scottish Music Centre, Marc will be presenting and demonstrating the work of SATSYMPH at the Apple Store, Glasgow. SATSYMPH will subsequently be promoted via the majority of Apple’s online resources worldwide and will be profiled / featured on the Apple Store, Glasgow’s own page and social networks.
SATSYMPH: ‘on a theme of Hermes’ will feature as part of the Network Music Festival, A weekend of hi-tech musical performances and workshops that presents new musical forms and ideas where networking is central to the aesthetics, creation or performance practice of the work. Birmingham (UK) More about Network Music Festival
Sarah Watts performs ‘quarter-sounds’ at Salford University as part of her lecture programme around her research into the notation and performance of bass clarinet multiphonics
WP – Sarah Watts gives the world premiere of ‘quarter-sounds’ in Gent, Belgium as part of the European Clarinet Association Convention.
‘schlick’s approximation’ with interobang
SATSYMPH: ‘on a theme of Hermes’ features as part of the public engagement programme of Sonica; A Glasgow-wide celebration of international sonic art. Sonica is a new programme of events dedicated to world-class sonic arts, presenting emerging British talent alongside exceptional international artists in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues. Sonica 2012 – produced by Cryptic – is festival-like in its scale and ambition, however, this new brand may just as readily be represented by a single work popping up in bespoke locations around the world.
WP – sunergia for piano 4 hands – commissioned by Music Orba Duo. Premier in Paris (details to follow)
WP – the need fire for string quartet – commissioned by the Pound Arts Trust for the Corsham Festival, performed by the Hillman Quartet at Hartham Church.
WP – the magical control of rain for piano (parts 1+2) – Schott’s music shop, 48 Great Marlborough St. at 19:30 with Mark Spalding
STURZSTROM ICCI360 Weymouth as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Weymouth and Portland.
STURZSTROM Lighthouse, Poole as part of Coastal Voices
ON A THEME OF HERMES Performance of ‘On a Theme of Hermes related works’ by Marc Yeats and Ralph Hoyte and talk on compositional and experience-design methods for pervasive media at the Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of The Electrostatic Festival including the premiere of ‘TLOS’ for clarinet, violin and piano.
ON A THEME OF HERMES MShed Bristol – all day drop-in at MShed, the new Museum of Bristol – come meet SATSYMPH – download On a Theme of Hermes – experience the work set around the Bristol Floating Harbour! (further details nearer the time!)
WP STURZSTROM Beer Quarry Caves, Beer Devon
ON A THEME OF HERMES Lighthouse Poole – seminar presentation – 14.30 – 17.00
WP – ethos commissioned by Dirk Amrein. The British Trombone Society National Trombone Festival is held on the weekend of 26-27 May at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. ‘ethos’ is premiered by Dirk Amrein at 18.30 in the DS hall Read more here
ON A THEME OF HERMES Hamworthy Library/Poole – 10am – 1 pm for public presentation and reception launch – further activities to take place in Hamworthy Park at the installation
WP ‘Crowded Rooms’ for 13 instrumentalists – Clockworker’s centenary Hall, Leeds
WP ‘the bone eating snot flower’ with Consortium 5+ support (tbc) + Resident DJs @ Troy Bar, 10 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG. The night starts at 8pm, with live sets from 9pm