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  • June » 2013 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    8 Tagged Aaron Holloway Nahum Atea Quintet Camden New Dots The Forge Wind Quintet Every Riven Thing 2013 June 22 2013 2 30 pm to 4 30 pm for Baritone and Piano A setting of Christian Wiman s poem from which the title is also taken premiered on 22nd June at the Aldeburgh Music Festival by Henry Manning No Comments Compositions Events Small Chamber 2 8 Tagged Aldeburgh Music Festival Christian Wiman Every Riven Thing Henry Manning 5 tips to make your music more compelling Last week on twitter I linked to Tiffany Mueller s Lighstalking article on making photographs more compelling and asked what people thought similar advice might be for composers to make their music more compelling I was thankful for the thoughtful replies that came through Adrian Thomas highlighted the difference between photography and music which he suggested might No Comments Blog Writing Tagged Adrian Smith Advice Aperture Christian Carey Compelling Composers composition Michael Betteridge Photography Saturation Toby Young She Had Become a Map 2013 for harp and percussion Written for harperc and premiered at the 2013 Etchings Festival in Auvillar France No Comments Compositions Small Chamber 2 8 Tagged Contemporary Music harp percussion Latest News Remember

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  • May » 2013 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    Music Festival July 1 2013 10 00 am to July 6 2013 7 00 pm I m really excited to announce that I ve been selected as a for the 2013 Cheltenham Composer Academy I will be writing a new sextet for the Dr K Sextet to be premiered on 6 July at the Cheltenham Music Festival and will have workshops at the festival with the sextet and composers Kenneth Hesketh Arlene Sierra No Comments Blog Events News Performances Tagged Arlene Sierra Cheltenham Music Festival Christopher Fox Dr K Sextet Kenneth Hesketh Peter Wiegold LSO Soundhub David Alberman Elaine Gould May 3 2013 11 00 am to 6 00 pm As part of the LSO Soundhub Scheme who are currently accepting applications I ll be at LSO St Luke s this morning working with LSO Principal Second Violin and previous member of the Arditti Quartet David Alberman and Elaine Gould senior new music editor at Faber Music of Behind Bars fame The morning session will be a reflection on creating No Comments Blog Events Tagged Behind Bars composition david alberman Elaine Gould Faber Music LSO Soundhub Scheme Violin Solo Latest News Remember Me Part IV Performances Remember Me Part IV

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  • April » 2013 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    and 4th movements of Oliver Knussen s Songs Without Voices It s a really exciting opportunity and I ll be working hard on preparing the score over the coming No Comments Blog Events Performances Tagged Audition Conducting George Benjamin London Sinfonietta Oliver Knussen Songs Without Voices It s no wonder A life s collection Fills many fractured rooms Pieces of plates neatly stacked and wine glass stems perfectly lit in the glass doored cupboard Try pouring yourself out into these vessels and you re bound to pick up some deep cuts on the way in or the way out To anyone who s ever created a warm bed of life from two metal sticks it s no No Comments Poetry Tagged Poem Poetry Feature Composer s Circle April 13 2013 My LSO Soundhub work Interaction for LSO musicians David Worswick and Lorenzo Iosco is today s feature on composer s circle No Comments Blog Events Performances Tagged Aaron Holloway Nahum Composer s Circle David Worswick London Symphony Orchestra Lorenzo Iosco LSO Soundhub BBCSO Embedded Reflections 2nd Workshop April 22 2013 10 00 am to 5 00 pm Those who have been following my blog know that Tom Coult Ben Oliver and I had our first workshop with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of our residency through the Sound and Music Embedded Scheme on 18th March I learned a huge amount in the 90 minutes I spent with the orchestra and wanted 4 Comments Blog Events Writing Tagged Alexandra Gardner BBC Symphony Orchestra Ben Oliver composition Dynamics Embedded Learning Listening Microtones Music New Music Box Orchestral Music Recordings Rehearsals Sound and Music Tom Coult Written on Skin Review My review of the Royal Opera House s closing night performance of George Benjamin and Martin Crimp s Written on Skin is

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  • March » 2013 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    I took No Comments Blog Events Performances Tagged East Coast Contemporary Ensemble Etchings Festival 2013 Fred Lerdahl Georg Friedrich Haas BBCSO Embedded 1st Workshop March 18 2013 10 00 am to 5 00 pm The first workshop of my year as a Sound and Music embedded composer with the BBC Symphony Orchestra will take place on 18th March at Maida Vale Studios The Orchestra will read through the first 7 minutes of a newly composed piece The Deeper Breath to Follow You can view the score below Feedback and critique No Comments Blog Events Writing Tagged BBC Symphony Orchestra Embedded Maida Vale Studios Sound and Music Aldeburgh English Song Project Week 1 The week long courses at Aldeburgh are always invigorating inspiring and mildly exhausting sprints of focused work and interaction with other musicians who are passionate about contemporary music The past week spent on the newly formed English Song Project was certainly no exception Led by composer John Woolrich poet Lavinia Greenlaw tenor Richard Edgar Wilson and No Comments Blog Writing Tagged Aldeburgh Architecture Brunel University Cameron Burns Christian Wiman English Song Project Every Riven Thing Huw Waktins Ian Bostridge John Savournin John Woolrich Kurt Vonnegut Lavinia Greenlaw Lexi

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  • February » 2013 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    9 Boston Symphony Orchestra Colin Matthews david alberman George Benjamin Gunther Schuller Hans Abrahamsen Helena Gaunt James Levine Judith Weir Julian Anderson Getting it Right 2013 Helen Grime The final composer presentation came from Helen Grime who credited numerous workshop opportunities while growing up in Scotland with deeply impacting the music she has come to write today In particular she credited these workshops with her emphasis on clarity and audibility in her orchestration Helen s focus was on her first work for large orchestra Virga Like No Comments Blog Getting it Right Live Blog Tagged Boulez Getting it Right Helen Grime Night Songs Virga Getting it Right 2013 Richard Causton Richard Causton was the next composer to present and his focus was to be on his recent orchestral work Twenty Seven Heavens written as part of the recent PRS New Music 20 12 commissions Causton began by giving an overview of the background behind the work including a discussion of poet William Blake Twenty Seven Heavens is based on Blake s Jerusalem in which the No Comments Blog Getting it Right Live Blog Tagged 20x12 European Union Youth Orchestra Jerusalem New Music PRS Richard Causton Twenty Seven Heavens William Blake Getting it Right 2013 Julian Philips The first of 3 short presentations by current orchestral composers came from Julian Philips and focused on his work Out of Light 2001 commissioned for the BBC Proms that year Mr Philips recounted the events that led up to the commission including a number of vocal and orchestra commissions spanning 1992 1997 As a then unpublished composer 1 Comment Blog Getting it Right Live Blog Tagged Julian Philips Out of Light Getting it Right 2013 Roundtable 1 Composer Residencies An obviously illustrious panel including composers and orchestral managers listed below gathered for the first round table discussion of Getting it Right 2013 By far the most interesting questions centred on the question of balancing breadth of commissions versus the depth of relationship created between an orchestra and composer during an extended individual No Comments Blog Getting it Right Live Blog Tagged BBC Symphony Orchestra CBSO Colin Matthews Composers Getting it Right Guildhall School of Music and Drama Helen Grime Julian Anderson Julian Philips LSO St Luke s Matthew Kaner Paul Hughes Paul Newland Residencies Residency Stephen Maddock the future of classical music Getting it Right 2013 Julian Anderson Today s keynote speaker is English composer Julian Anderson His talk entited Creating Communicating Disseminating Maintaining Some issues in Contemporary Orchestral Composition and its Performance began with an aside on the otherwise unaddressed today issue of performance venue The main point made was that a change of venue should make a real and important impact on the No Comments Blog Getting it Right Live Blog Tagged 30 Piece for 5 Orchestras Crowds David Lumsdain Elias Canetti Fantasias Getting it Right James Dillon John Cage Julian Anderson Louis Andriessen LSO St Luke s Mausoleum Orchestra Tristan Murail Getting it Right 2013 Mark Anthony Turnage First up today

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  • January » 2013 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    Aldeburgh English Song Project February 24 2013 9 00 am to March 2 2013 6 00 pm April 14 2013 10 00 am to 7 00 pm I m delighted to announce that I ve been selected for the 2013 Aldeburgh English Song Project The weeklong course takes place in Aldeburgh with composers John Woolrich Huw Watkins poet Lavinia Greenlaw and tenor Richard Edgar Wilson Songs begun on this course will be worked on and performed by young singers during a 2013 Aldeburgh Festival No Comments Blog Events Performances Tagged Aaron Holloway Nahum Aldeburgh British Song Britten Pears Young Artist Programme Brunel Institute of Composing composition Dartington Summer School English Song Project Huw Watkins Ian Bostridge John Woolrich Lavinia Greenlaw Richard Edgar Wilson Songs The Magic Bass Flute January 26 2013 6 30 pm to 8 00 pm The Riot Ensemble of which I am the Artistic Director has the first concert of their 2013 Season The Magic Bass Flute at The Red Hedgehog on 26 01 13 It was my pleasure to interview Amy Beth Kirsten one of the composers being featured on this concert for The Riot Ensemble blog Details about the concert can No Comments Blog Events

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  • December » 2012 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    Anderson Leverhulme Trust Nye Parry Conducting the Christmas Choir December 12 2012 7 30 pm to 8 30 pm December 16 2012 10 15 am to 11 15 am 5 00 pm to 8 00 pm December 23 2012 10 15 am to 11 15 am 6 30 pm to 7 30 pm For the third straight year Aaron will be conducting the Christmas choir and orchestra during the carol services at Christ Church Mayfair in central London Aaron and his wife Claudia have done a number of arrangements and orchestrations for the choir and ensemble UPDATE Here is a picture from the first carol service 12 12 12 No Comments Blog Events Tagged Choir Christ Church Mayfair Christmas Conducting Navarra Quartet Recording Day December 5 2012 10 00 am to 5 00 pm I ve spent the previous day at a recording session of the Navarra Quartet at Champs Hill I was there to do video photography work on their session in which they recorded Beethoven s String Quartet Op 18 No 1 It is a particularly spectacular studio and this is one of the most exciting young quartets out there No Comments Blog Events Tagged Beethoven Champs Hill

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  • November » 2012 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    selected as one of five composers writing new works for the New Dots spring concert at the Forge in May 2013 I ll be writing for the atea wind quintet and all the composers selected will be writing for some subset of wind quintet and piano The other composers selected No Comments Blog Events News Performances Tagged Atea wind quintet composition Emma Ruth Richards Michael Cutting New Dots Piers Tattersall The Forge Wind Quintet Yuko Ohara Le Campane che Svaniscono 2012 Le Campane che Svaniscono 2012 for solo violin Workshopped by Irvine Arditti and Premiered by Rita Mascagna at the 2012 highSCORE Festival 2 Comments Compositions Solo the faultlines of prayer 2012 the faultlines of prayer 2012 for Alto Flute Bb Clarinet Harp Violin and Cello World premiere performance by the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble Workshopped by the ECCE Ensemble as part of their Hanspeter Kyburz project at the Goethe Instut Boston September 2012 No Comments Compositions Small Chamber 2 8 Interaction 2012 Interaction 2012 for Violin and Bass Clarinet Written for Lorenzo Iosco and David Worswick as part of the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Scheme Pilot and premiered by them at the Soundhub Showcase Concert on 22 June 2012

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