Saturday, 20 August, 2016
After an exhausting but incredibly rewarding week at the Contemporary Music For All 2016 Summer School I have returned home with three more performances to my name.
The first came from the CoMA Composers' Ensemble (conducted by Gregory Rose), who gave a reading of my open score work New Shoes. The second, was a workshop with the Fidelio Trio and mezzo soprano Lore Liexenberg on Soak it Up, a movement from a planned song cycle. Finally, I saw Michael Finnissy perform my Lone Wolf in concert at the Doncaster College Theatre on the final day of the course.
The CoMA Summer School was a great experience and I have learned a huge amount from working with the brilliant musicians (both professional and amateur) and from the fantastic mentoring team including James Weeks, Michael Finnissy and Judith Weir.