2005 diary

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2006 diary


Love's Eternity (5 songs after Elizabeth Barrett Browning). 1st performance: Rachel Gilmore (mezzo soprano), Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester. 7.30pm, 21 June 2006

Clarinet Sonata
. performed by Mark Simpson (BBC Young Musician of the Year), Wigmore Hall London, Wednesday September 14th 2006. 1.00pm.

Les Nuits Sonores
for two harpsichords. Commissioned by HarpsichordFest 2006. 1st performance: Cosmo Rodewald Hall, Manchester University, 7.30pm, October 14 2006.

HarpsichordFest 2006 is an innovative and exciting two-day festival that expands the world of the harpsichord into the 21st century via electronics and multimedia.
Visit the website: http://www.harpsichordfest.com

After Braque
for 20 instruments (world premiere); Die Flimmerkiste for 11 instruments. 'Sonic Splendour' - Ensemble 10/10: conductor: Clark Rundell - together with two Louis Andriessen works. 7.30pm, November 22nd 2006. Cornerstone at Everton (Hope University, Liverpool).

After Braque is a sonic tour de force with a line up that includes 2 saxes, mandolin and accordion. Die Flimmerkiste - first performed in 1983 - is a musical "diary of a riotous two years in Germany's most uninteresting town". It includes a sonic firework display and is in 68 movements.]

Saxophone Concerto
(Ensemble 10/10 Anniversary commission). 1st performance (soloist Christian Forshaw) 18 March 2007.

Upcoming events

Songs Of Sadness And Piety [for voice(s), sax, organ and percussion]. Imminent release on Sony/BMG on Christian Forshaw's album 'Renouncement'

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
will be included in BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Choice Award 2006 competition. Listen out for it on Radio 3 or online. You can vote for it if you like it!

Haringey Song Book
(working title) ­ a cabaret commissioned by Tony Sadgrove for performance in non-standard Melbourne venues (2007-8).
NMC are releasing a CD (2007/8) with Ensemble 10/10 of: Ein Musikalisches Snookerspiel for wind octet; Da Capo for 6 players, Die Flimmerkiste, After Braque, Distanza for 23 players and Van Assendelft's Vermeer for clavichord (played by Pamela Nash).


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