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In this special portrait concert, the new music ensemble Decibel presents a high energy programme, displaying the full breadth of Ed Bennett’s music, from wild and driving polyrhythmic workouts to delicate moments of stillness and quiet introspection. At the centre of the programme is a substantial recent work Togetherness which explores the possibility that working together …

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We are delighted to report that Silvina Milstein’s nonet Shan Shui (mountain- water) has been shortlisted for a 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Award (Chamber-Scale Composition).  Premiered by Lontano, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez as part of the Arts and Humanities Word Service Festival at the Great Hall of King’s College London it has also been …

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Composer Jane StanleyWe’re delighted to announce that UK-based, Australian-born Jane Stanley has joined Composers Edition. Specialising in chamber and orchestral music Jane’s works been performed and broadcast throughout the world and featured at festivals including Tanglewood, ISCM World Music Days, Gaudeamus Music Week, Asian Composers League and June in Buffalo. Jane has received commissions from Tanglewood, Musica …

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BBC Radio 3Saturday 7th April sees broadcast premieres from this year’s CrossCurrents Festival of which Michael Zev Gordon is Artistic Director. The programme will feature brand-new ensemble Loki conducted by Daniele Rosina giving world premiere of A Short Book of Harmonies for flute, clarinet, piano, vibraphone, violin and cello by Michael Zev Gordon and a new work by …

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Ensemble MosaikEnno Poppe’s Ensemble Mosaik are to perform two works by Bushra El-Turk as part of the Contemporary Music Days Festival 2018, this month. Mannequin Losses was originally written for a workshop with the Belgian Hermes Ensemble and inspired by the Fernando Pessoa poem ‘I heard it told that once in Persia’. This will be a world premiere. …

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RetoricaInternationally acclaimed violin duo Retorica (Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo) perform the world premiere of Dances and Chorales for two violins and live electronics in a concert for the Cardiff University Concert Series on 17 April at 19:00. The work has been developed over a number of years through a series of workshops and partial …

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Ahead of the In Place album tour starting in May, Colin Riley has made three fascinating programmes for Resonance FM exploring considerations of place with writers involved in this large-scale project plus music and poetry that has informed its making.  The first programme, broadcast 26th March is now available: Commissioned by Sound Festival Scotland with …

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Alison Willis' A Light Not Yet Ready To Go Out sold in support of Breast Cancer NowComposers Edition is very happy to be supporting the work of Breast Cancer Now with the publication of A Light Not Yet Ready To Go Out 50% of the cover price of all copies sold will go to Breast Cancer Now Adrienne Morgan has commissioned this piece to stand as her legacy, in the face of …

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Warwick BlairWarwick Blair has been awarded a Creative New Zealand grant to compose a new work for the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and King’s College Orchestra. As a former King’s College student, he is especially looking forward to reconnecting with his alma mater after some 30 years. The world premiere of the 30-minute work for soprano, orchestra …

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Andrew Lewis’ new work Lebenslieder, for chamber ensemble and electronics, will be premiered in Bangor, North Wales on 19th March. The work fuses instrumental music with extracts from interviews with people with dementia, and their partners who care for them. The three movements of Lebenslieder will be premiered by an ensemble of thirteen musicians, including …

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Kate RyderPart of the excellent Borough New Music series of lunchtime concerts, Kate Ryder one of the UK foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music will premiere Brian Inglis’ Four Pieces in an all toy piano programme of works by Julia Wolfe, John Cage, Katherine Norman and more. Tue 20 March, 1pm – 2pm St George the Martyr, Southwark  

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Ryan LatimerOriginally composed for the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of the Sound and Music ‘Embedded Scheme’, Ryan Latimer’s Antiarke has been selected by the ISCM to feature in this year’s World Music Days Festival in Beijing. About Antiarkie: The title refers to the composer, Scott Bradley, famous for his exuberant Tom and Jerry scores, who despite …

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togetherness decibel ed bennettInternational Record Release – March 8th 2018 Diatribe Records presents a unique portrait disc of Ed Bennett’s virtuosic ensemble Decibel, featuring a high energy collection of striking compositions that range from wild and driving polyrhythmic workouts to delicate moments of stillness and quiet introspection. At the centre of the collection is the substantial new work …

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Signum QuartetSouth African born Rob Fokkens’ works receive two performances in the country in early March. The German Signum Quartet perform Glimpses of a Half-Forgotten Future twice on their South African tour, on Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm at the Baxter Concert Hall for the Cape Town Concert Series, and on Friday 9 March at 7pm …

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