Monday, 03 November, 2014
Following a rehearsal with the Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group Triumph Ensemble, I am very excited for their performance of my new work Not What Was Intended on Saturday 15th November in the Cardiff University Concert Hall.
The concert is part of Cardiff University's 'Birtwistle at 80' celebrations and will feature a selection of new compositions by staff and students at the School of Music. Each of the new works responds in some way to Harrison Birtwistle and his compositional ethos, as well as the soprano saxophone motif from The Triumph of Time.
My work for soprano saxophone, trombone and piano responds as much to Gustav Holst as it does to Birtwistle, and is the second work in a set of trios which explores British composers interacting in the same space. The first in the set, Your Powers Are Weak was performed in 2013 by the Cardon Ensemble.