"Composers combine notes, that's all."

(Igor Stravinsky, russ./am. composer, 1882-1971)


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Work of the Week


Work of the Week - Chaya Czernowin: Slow Summer Stay

On 24 April 2015 Chaya Czernowin’s cycle Slow Summer Stay will be performed in its entirety for the first time at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik festival in Germany. The three parts of the cycle, Streams , ...


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Casken's 'Apollinaire's Bird' Shortlisted for RPS Music Award

John Casken’s oboe concerto Apollinaire’s Bird has been shortlisted for an RPS Music Award for Large-Scale Composition.   Given annually by the Royal Philharmonic Society, the RPS Music Awards are the highest ...



Intoxicating opera: European premiere of Marc Blitzstein's Triple-Sec

On 14 March 2015, Marc Blitzstein’s short opera Triple-Sec will receive its European premiere at the Berlin Konzerthaus directed by Tobias Ribitzki. Following its first performance in Philadelphia in 1929, the work ...



Gavin Bryars Ballet 'Underworld' presented by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 5 March marks the first in a series of performances of 'Underworld', a contemporary dance show by Vincent Dance Theatre with music by Gavin Bryars.  Bryars' haunting score for 'Underworld', which is based ...


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