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Silvina Milstein

'Sequences were laid out like a string of jewels - their only goal, duly achieved, bedazzlement and wonder ...'
Geoff Brown, The Times

'Crammed full of darting energy and activity ... a voice of considerable assurance and imagination'
Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman

Silvina Milstein's captivating sonic worlds and organic musical forms have been warmly championed by conductors Oliver Knussen and Odaline de la Martinez and commissioned by the BBC and many leading ensembles, including the Endellion String Quartet, Lontano, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the London Sinfonietta.  Whether exploring highted states of awareness (tigres azules) or the evocative vernacular of her native Buenos Aires (a media luz), her craft is underpinned by a deep intellectual, emotional and embodied curiosity.

Composers Edition is delighted to publish an initial selection of 11 works including vocal, piano, chamber, ensemble and orchestal compositions.  These include works from her forthcoming Lorelt CD release from which two tracks have been release early as downloads.  We hope you enjoy delving into Silvina Milstein's musical delights and look forward to bring more of her music to wider attention.

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Composers Edition is 3 today!

2/1/2016 11:28 AM
Composers Edition - 3 today!

Launched on 1st February 2013 with 11 composers, we're proud to be celebrating our 3rd Birthday with more than three-times as many composers and works!

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Conductor and composer James Wood, renowned for his intepretations of both contemporary and fifteenth century repertoire has completed a brilliant new analysis of Gesualdo's Sacrae Continoes Liber Secundus. The result of 2 years' work it resulted also in a prize-winning recording with VocalConsort Berlin on Harmonia Mundi.  We're delighted to be teaming up with Vision Edition to bring you this special edition via CE Books.

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"After a long and intense involvement with the music, and digging far deeper than anyone before in order to understand the underlying principles of Gesualdo's very particular technique, James Wood has employed his own considerable compositional skill and experience to create an utterly convincing reconstruction of all the incomplete works."
Andrew Parrott

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Six Questions for Ed Bennett

11/2/2015 9:32 AM
Ed Bennett

Ahead of this week’s concerts of his music in Belfast and Dublin Ed Bennett answers some questions about himself, his music and his band Decibel.

What is the last book you read?

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It too me a few years to get to this one but it's scary and potentially coming true in this country!

Which piece(s) of music have most effected you personally? (and how)

Many, many things, too many to mention here but there has certainly been music that has left a big impression at certain points in my life...the big Andriessen works De Staat, De Tijd etc, Feldman's Coptic Light, the music of Luc Ferrari, a lot of improvised music, songwriters, Bjork, Joni Mitchell...ah this is too difficult, come around and look at my record collection.

What wouldn’t you do without?

The company of all the people who make my life interesting and my record collection.

Which is your favourite own work?

This changes and I'm reluctant to pick one out but I'm fond of Dzama Stories, a large energetic work for improviser and amplified ensemble (with saxophonist Paul Dunmall) and at the other end of the spectrum Slow Down, a very reduced and quiet work for piano trio.

Describe your ensemble Decibel

Big, noisy, quiet, fast, slow, rhythmic and good looking.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

When it comes to developing as an artist it's a marathon not a sprint.


Saturday 7th November - Belfast

Tuesday 10th November - Birmingham

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About Composers Edition

The newly launched Composers Edition offers ready access to professional composers' own imprints, delivered in days to your door, or downloaded in seconds!

Our speedy print-on-demand and digital download service means that new works can be available days after the composer has finished composing.

What's more, because composers retain all rights to their works, by purchasing through Composers Edition customers are helping to ensure that composers get the maximum return for their skilled creative endeavours.

We'll be adding more Composers soon, so do keep in touch via our mailing list and social media (see right).

I'm a Composer - Can I publish my works with Composers Edition?

Composers Edition offers a subscription based service to professional composers.

Providing you produce well presented scores and parts and can demonstrate significant demand for your works, then Composers Edition can help.

To find out more go to Composer Application.

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