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Odaline de la MartinezWe are immensely proud to learn that Odaline de la Martinez is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from LUKAS – Latin UK Awards. The LUKAS are the European Equivalent of the Latin GRAMMYS, dedicated to celebrating Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American artists, many residing in the UK. After two months of voting in which …

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Martin BusseyWe’re delighted to welcome Martin Bussey to Composers Edition at a time when his music is attracting more interest than ever, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on vocal works. The premiere of Mary’s Hand at Tête-à-tête Opera in London in 2018 preceded performances across the UK in 2019 including at Three …

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Reeves’s three motets, Spells, Remedies and Potions, inspired by the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612, will receive a second round of performances this autumn. They will be at the Pendle Heritage Centre on 31 October (Halloween), at Lancaster Castle (where the trials originally took place) on 8 November, and at the Anthony Burgess Centre in Manchester …

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Composers Edition is delighted to have two works nominated for this year’s Ivors Composer Awards (formally the British Composer Awards). Mark Bowden’s Sapiens for soprano saxophone and ensemble was commissioned by London Sinfonietta and premiered with soloist Simon Harem in December 2018. Find out more about the work with this interview with Simon Haram, Mark …

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Emily DoolittleEmily Doolittle’s piece Bowheads will be premiered by Kapten Trio at the Sound Festival at the Barn in Banchory, Scotland on Sunday 3 November. This work has been commissioned by Enterprise Music Scotland. On Thursday 7 November pianist Késia Decoté performs Emily Doolittle’s Gliese 581c at Serie Musica de Primeira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This concert is live broadcast through …

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Ebonit QuartetAhead of their concerts in Manchester and Leeds, Composers Edition’s Dan Goren catches up with the Ebonit Quartet to ask about performing and recording the music of Richard Whalley and Kevin Malone. DG: For those not familiar with you yet, how would you describe the Ebonit Quartet? EQ: Ebonit is a international ensemble based in …

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Ian Stephens’ new work Gàir na mara (Sea Sounds) for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet and violin, will be premiered on Friday 1 November at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester by students of Chetham’s School of Music. Ian Stephens says that the work ‘uses as its source material a traditional rowing song from Skye. The text is in …

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Frank-Denyer-In-The-Margins-Of-Composition-NewsFrank Denyer’s creative impetus has taken him all over the world, from the UK to Japan, Senegal to the US on a lifetime quest to cultivate an intangible musical territory. ‘In the Margins of Composition’ brings together reflections on the obsessions of a life spent in contemplation and creation, its impulses and influences with a …

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On Saturday 9 November Robert Peate’s new work Two Souls in One for two narrators, four harps, chorus and organ will be premiered at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford, featuring Hereford Chamber Choir, The Royal Academy of Music Harp Ensemble (Esther Beyer, Anwen Thomas, Nia Evans, Bianca Beng), narrators Tim Bannerman and Lizzie Brailsford, and …

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Mario PagottoA new cantata by Mario Pagotto – THEÓS – will receive its world premiere on Monday 11 November at Duomo Concattedrale di San Marco, Pordenone, Italy. Theós is a commission from the 28th edition of Festival di Musica Sacra FVG, and has duration of 50 minutes. Theós is a musical reflection, the search for a path, among the many …

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