Back from a trip to Canada for the premiere of Esau’s Hunger for double guitar orchestra & electronics, with a fantastic lighting projection arrangement by Laurenz Theinert. I also presented a paper about my writing for guitar at the 21C Guitar Festival in Ottawa. Recording/video will be available soon.
A project that has been in the works since last Christmas, I recently received a recording from Czech singer Vojtěch Šembera of my piece Threads & Ribbons. I’m grateful to Šembera for the amount of work he put in to this nuanced and detailed performance, and glad to be able to share it!
A busy Autumn ahead: Chris Roberts brings his Adra tour to Ireland, performing my piece Hiraeth am nefoedd in Limerick, Belfast, and album launch at the CMC in Dublin, and in Kilkenny. PANIC music ensemble is preparing for two concerts in Dublin (October & November) which will feature performances of my work Stutter. Chamber Choir Ireland will give the premiere of Tearing as it is Woven (date tbc). On November 9th, Cantiunculae give a second performance of Anthem for Doomed Youth in Belfast, and a new commission for the Altnagelvin Hospital Choir will be performed on December 13th at the Guildhall in Derry/Londonderry.
Finally, I’m pleased to announce two major projects I’ll be working on for 2020. The first is a new chamber work for the London Symphony Orchestra, featuring myself on guitar and written as part of the LSO Soundhub Scheme. Secondly, I am curating a programme for a chamber music concert for the National Concert Hall Dublin in 2020, as part of a series celebrating Beethoven’s anniversary. This includes a commission for the concert.