New Works Festival at Southampton University


The full programme for Southampton University’s New Works Festival has been announced! As you can see below, there’s a quite staggering amount of music being squeezed into just three days, from student composers to classic names and everything in between. Fourteen world premieres. And some great performers.

Lots of details on the festival’s Facebook page. There is also a page on Soundcloud featuring music by some of the student composers featured in the festival.

SUNDAY 5th DECEMBER

3-6pm: Open Rehearsal
Modelo62 Ensemble
(Music Building 2, Room1079; Free Admission)

8pm: Concert
MICHAEL FINNISSY (piano) AND ROLF HIND (piano)
(Turner Sims Concert Hall; Admission £5)

• Michael Zev-Gordon: Fragile Objects (2009)
• Rolf Hind: A single hair, a jasmine petal, seven mattresses, a pea (2010)
• Helmut Lachenmann: Guero (1970)
• George Holloway: Originalmelodie (2010) WP
• Leo Grant: This Moving With Respect To That (2010) WP
• Judith Weir: Ardnamurchan Point (1990)
• Iannis Xenakis: Evryali (1973)
• Chris Newman: Members, and Dead Members (2009)
• Andrew Toovey: To Sappho (1993)
• Marios Joannou Elia: Cicadas (2010) WP
• Hossein Hadisi: Places I’d Take Michael Finnissy To Visit If He Ever Was Going To Come To Iran (2010) WP

MONDAY 6th DECEMBER

10:30-12:30pm: Forum 1
Postgraduate composers present and discuss their work
(Music Building 2, Room 2033; Free Admission)

1pm: Concert
DARRAGH MORGAN (violin) AND MARY DULLEA (piano)
(Turner Sims Concert Hall; Free Admission)

• Michael Finnissy: Violin Sonata (2006-8)
• Michael Zev Gordon: False Relations (1994)
• Ophir Ilzetzki: Violin and Piano (2010) WP
• Ignacio Brasa: Subdesarrollo (2010) WP
• and works by Philip Clark and Claudia Molitor

2:30-4:30pm: Open workshop with student composers
Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea
(Turner Sims Concert Hall; Free Admission)

4:30-6pm: Open Rehearsal
Modelo62 Ensemble
(John Hansard Gallery; Free Admission)

8pm: Concert
MODELO62 ENSEMBLE
(John Hansard Gallery; Free Admission)

• Michael Finnissy: Mondo Trasho (2010) WP
• Justin Christensen: Matter (2008)
• Hossein Hadisi: RomanThick (2010) WP
• Jee Soo Shin: Ha-rpy (2010) WP
• James Tenney: Critical Band (1988)
• Martin Iddon: Spinther (2010)

TUESDAY 7th DECEMBER

11am: Concert
SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC GROUP
(John Hansard Gallery; Free Admission)

  • Arvo Part: Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten (1977)
  • George Holloway: Iceflow II (2010)
  • Alexander Glyde-Bates: Meditation on Pie Jesu (2010)
  • Iannis Xenakis: Anaktoria (1969)
  • 1pm: Concert
    RICHARD WATKINS (Horn), ALEXANDRA WOOD (Violin), HUW WATKINS (Piano)
    (Turner Sims Concert Hall; Free Admission)

    • Colin Matthews: Tanglewood Fanfare (2009)
    • Michael Zev-Gordon: Barcarola (1997)
    • Paul Whitmarsh: All These Confessions (2006)
    • SungLyul Yoon: Psalm (2010)
    • Huw Watkins: Horn Trio (2009)

    2:15-4:30pm:Open workshop with student composers
    Richard Watkins, Alexandra Wood, Huw Watkins
    (Music Building 2, Room1079; Free Admission)

    5pm: Forum 2
    Postgraduate composers present and discuss their work
    (Music Building 2, Room 2061; Free Admission)

    8pm: Concert
    JANE CHAPMAN (Harpsichord) and ANGELA SPACE (Saxophone)
    (John Hansard Gallery; Free Admission)

    • Michael Zev-Gordon: Eclipsis (2010) WP
    • Jayon Lee: A Train in Seven League Boots (2010) WP
    • George Holloway: French Sweet (2010) WP
    • Jee Soo Shin: Blessing Series 2-2 (2010) WP
    • and more TBC

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