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Richard BullenComposers Edition is very pleased to welcome Richard Bullen a composer who’s works brim with theatricality, often exploring performance spaces and incorporate video and lighting in their staging as can be seen in the video below of his 2013 Theatre of Resonance for piano and video. So far, we have 11 of Bullen’s works on …

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Michael Zev Gordon. Photo: Claire ShoveltonMichael Zev Gordon is Director of the Cheltenham Festival Composer Academy for a third successive year. 12 composers are selected to take part, with a packed series of events and workshops, culminating in two showcase concerts. Vocal group Juice works with Michael, while fellow University of Birmingham composer Scott Wilson works this year with composers …

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Composed as part of her composer residency with Lydbrook Band, Liz Lane is creating Surtal Symphony for Bhangra band, brass band and soprano voice.  A 45 minute piece Surtaal Symphony is a cross-cultural collaboration with The RSVP Bhangra with additional words by Andy Rashleigh, blending and inter-weaving Western and Punjabi musical traditions. Join RSVP Bhangra Band and …

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Andrew LewisAndrew Lewis’s Lebenslieder – Daybreak has been awarded second prize by an international jury at Concours international de composition électroacoustique KLANG!, Montpellier, France. Composed as part of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, the work is a song-symphony for chamber ensemble with electronics, in which the vocal part consists of extracts from recorded interviews with people with …

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Kronos QuartetThe Kronos Quartet continue their international concert season with performances of two works by Aleksandra Vrebalov Monday 11 June My Desert, My Rose Kronos Quartet Voronezh, Russia Platonov Arts Festival Tuesday 19 June Chapel, Rainbows, as part of live documentary A Thousand Thoughts Kronos Quartet and Sam Green Athens, Greece Summer Nostos Festival  

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Dark Inventions : From Score To Sound CDColin Riley’s Backslap Boobytrap and Philip Cashian’s Dark Inventions feature on a new recording by northern English contemporary music ensemble Dark Inventions. The release, which also features works by Martin Suckling, Judith Weir and Philip Grange is part of a three month project introducing audiences to contemporary classical music from the UK through a series of discovery day events, …

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Linda Catlin SmithComposers Edition are proud to be welcome Canadian-based New Yorker Linda Catlin Smith.. Drawn to an ambiguity of harmony and narrative, Linda Catlin Smith’s work is informed by her deep appreciation of the work of writers and painters such as Virginia Woolf, Cormac McCarthy, Cy Twombly, Giorgio Morandi, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, and Joseph Cornell …

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Colin Riley’s song cycle poetic meditation on our sense of place continues its tour with dates in Belfast, London and Cheltenham. June 13th – Crescent Arts Centre, part of Belfast Book Festival June 15th – Kings Place London, part of the Time Unwrapped Series July 8th – Parabola Arts Centre, part of Cheltenham Music Festival …

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Kirsty DevaneyIn the tenth year of this ground-breaking programme, the LSO and its East London partner organisations put music, creativity and community centre-stage once again, as over 150 young musicians and the full might of the London Symphony Orchestra explode onto the Barbican stage. Kirsty Devaney along with James Moriarty, have been commissioned to write new pieces …

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Jan Tait and the Bear is a comedic chamber opera by Emily Doolittle, based on a 15th Century Shetlandic tale of adventure, friendship and a ferocious bear.  It is to be performed by Ensemble thing at Edinburgh’s Summerhall Venue 26, 8 -15 August. About Jan Tait and the Bear: A chamber opera for mezzo-soprano, baritone, …

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Richard WhalleyRichard Whalley has been invited to teaching on two composition summer schools this year. Places are still open, so do apply: Richard is this year’s Guest Director at the Irish Composition Summer School, where he will teach alongside Gráinne Mulvey and Martin O’Leary, and present seminars on his music. The summer school is from 4-13 …

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James Erber by Mikel TomsWe're delighted to announce that James Erber has joined Composers Edition.  Beautifully crafted, his works have attracted many fine performers

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Michael CryneMichael Cryne’s Open the Eastern Windows – which takes its title from the Henry Longfellow poem Children is to be premiered by the RSNO in November with new Music Director Thomas Søndergård as part of its 2018:19 Season. Five UK composers were selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub – the third annual …

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Following on from his piano concerto for Sarah Nicholls and the London Sinfonietta written in 2006, Philip has recently completed a second piano concerto, The Book of Ingenious Devices, for full orchestra. The new work has been commissioned by the BBC and is for Huw Watkins, Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Saturday, 16 …

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