Sunday 12th October - workshop with Manchester based group, Sounds of the Engine House, as part of there 2014 Composition Award. The piece-in-progress is for oboe, clarinet, mezzo soprano, cello and percussion and I have included some electronics that I created throughout my residency at EMS in Stockholm back in August. Looking forward to meeting the players and members of the group next weekend!
Tuesday 14th October - Trio Atem give an exciting evening concert at St Ann's Church, Manchester. The flautist of the trio, Gavin Osborn, kindly asked me to write him a short piece which shall feature in the concert. The piece, 'Far From Arcadia', is for solo flute and electronics (which I also created in my residency in EMS - productive eh?), It is inspired by the Greek God Pan, like another famous flute piece(!) and explores how an ancient god might make his way through an modern, alien environment. Music by Kurtag, Fabrice Fitch, Saariaho, Camden Reeves and Tom Coult shall feature among others - a great chance to hear some exciting music by a fantastic contemporary trio!
Tuesday 21st-Wednesday 22nd October - TENSO Days in Latvia! Although the young composers workshop shall not be happening until later in the year, we have still been invited to come to the festival and enjoy the concerts, talks and workshops the festival has to offer. Will be lovely to see the friendly TENSO faces again :)