Robert Saxton, composer
Quartet No. 3: World Premiere, 9 May 2011
The Arditti Quartet gave the world premiere performance of Robert Saxton's Quartet No. 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, on 9 May.
‘imaginative evocation is fused in the most artful of musical structures and techniques.'
Hilary Finch, The Times
‘His String Quartet No. 3 was played with exquisite refinement, as this beautifully crafted work deserves, by its dedicatees, the Arditti Quartet' Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
Ed Hughes, composer
I Was Born But... BFI film release on DVD with score by Ed Hughes, January 2011
A Mother Should Be Loved BFI DVD release, January 2011
The BFI has released the first two in its projected series of five DVD sets featuring new scores by Ed Hughes to accompany major silent feature films by Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. I was born but... was originally commissioned by the Bath Film Festival in 2002 and also performed at the Purcell Room, London in its chamber orchestra version.
New London Chamber Choir
The Freedom of the Earth by James Weeks: World Premiere
Spitalfields Festival, 13 June 2011, Shoreditch Church, London
‘Thirty years old this year, the contemporary specialists of the New London Chamber Choir show no sign of ageing...there was much to admire in the work's singular force and the performers' stamina...Nothing in this concert was ordinary' Geoff Brown, The Times
Kuniko Kato, percussion
Kuniko Plays Reich: Cheltenham Festival, 3 July 2011
Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham
UK Premiere of ‘Kuniko Plays Reich' - new arrangements of classic works by Steve Reich for tuned percussion with multi-tracking.
Thomas Simaku, composer
The Flight of the Eagle: World Premiere of revised version
York Spring Festival, 12 May 2011