Events

2021

Come As You Are: Vulnerability in the Concert Space, with No Divide KC and newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

September 10th, time tbc
(St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas)

breach receives its world premiere by newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, alongside works by Krystal J. Folkestad, Patricia Martinez, and Colin Nossek.

In partnership with newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Mid America Freedom Band, and KC VITAs Chamber Choir.

Read more; https://www.nodividekc.org/come-as-you-are

Composing for Cello and Piano; Psappha Ensemble

August 2nd, 20:00

supine (it lay) receieves its world premiere by Jennifer Langridge and Benjamin Powell of Psappha Ensemble. 

Programme

Michael Betteridge  Grind
Rylan Gleave  supine (it lay)
Nilufar Habibian Az Tashanoje Khounat Avayei Barkhast 
Patrick Hegarty  idle passing
Áine Mallon  Callan
Florence Anna Maunders  Either Everything Is Or Nothing Is

Link to follow on this page; https://www.psappha.com/event/composing-for-cello-piano-2021/

Lunchtime Concert: Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, Bishopsgate

June 25th, 13:00

Stolen Hours receives its first live performance by Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser, in an exploration of LGBTQ+ collections. 

Programme

Ruari Patterson-Achenbach; Piece for Maya (2021)

Sam Gooderham; Underneath all currents (2020)

(Based on The Anchor Song by Björk)

George Gerswhin; They’re writing songs of love, but not for me (1975 - 1988)

(arr. by Michael Finnissy)

Aaron Copland

Four Piano Blues (1926-1948)

Pieces 1 & 2

Improvisational interlude: Friendly Society

Rylan Gleave

Stolen Hours (2019)

Joanna Ward

That Is What A Lip Sync For Your Life Is Baby That Is High Drag At Its Finest (2020)

Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser

Unhappy Walking (2020)

John Cage

In a Landscape (1948)

Book here; https://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/whats-on/activity/lunchtime-concert-maya-leigh-rosenwasser

Human Bubbles; Iván Sánchez Iglesias

June 15th, 19:00

winding through seaweed receives its Dutch premiere by Iván Sánchez Iglesias, alongside works by Ed Martin, Arjan Linker, Ian Wilson, and Robin Toan.

'Human Bubbles combines music, dance, light and scenography in an attempt to create an immersive experience and to dive into a reflection of our experiences in the past year and how it has altered us as humans.'

Information at; https://www.ivansanchez.nl/human-bubbles/

unbound sound: Red Note Ensemble Noisy Nights

June 13th, 16:00

cold with him receives its world premiere by Red Note Ensemble, alongside new works by Joe Stollery, Siôn Parkinson, Sera Wright, Zoe Cutler, and Jason Hodgson.

To book; https://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/unbound-sound-red-note-ensemble-noisy-nights

unbound sound: Red Note Ensemble with Richard Watkins

June 12th, 19:00

UNSUNG II; even from a loved one receives its world premiere by Red Note Ensemble, alongside Feda by Aileen Sweeney and Scenes from the Life of Viscount Medardo by Philip Cashian.

To book; https://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/unbound-sound-red-note-ensemble

OVER/AT; workshops

May 23rd and 30th, 16:00

Workshops lead by Rufus Isabel Elliot, with Rylan Gleave, in collaboration with Wharf Chambers.

'This workshop is for folks who have faced barriers to singing due to gender. This could be in relation to trans, non-binary, or otherwise gender-diverse identity. The workshop has been developed by trans artists, and will be led by trans artists.'

To book; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/over-at-singing-workshop-with-rylan-gleave

Hindsight 2020: Rebecca Clarke

April 9-17th

Hindsight 2020 will take audiences through artist perspectives touching on some of the major collective experiences of 2020: from sourdough starter to silence, plant parenting to panic, Zoom and zeitgeist, isolation, nostalgia, and the touchstones of Black Lives Matter and the U.S. election, and into the advent of the vaccine and an anticipated return to the theatre.

Book tickets at; https://thosewomenproductions.com/our-productions/hindsight-2020/

OVER/AT E.P.: FOLKS' SONGS launch

March 26th, 18:00

Claire Sawers discusses trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse voices & music-making with a group of composers and artists involved with OVER / AT's latest project.

Register at; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/over-at-ep-folks-songs-launch-tickets-142977402259

Adam; BBC Scotland

March 6th, 22:15

Inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry,  Adam tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle across genders and borders to be himself. Originally a National Theatre of Scotland stage play, Adam has been reinvented as a compelling, theatrical on-screen drama. Adam World Choir soloists include Harrison Knights and Rylan Gleave.


Available on BBC iPlayer

Neurotribes; presentation

January 30th, 11:00

Presentation on A day in the life; Material barriers and other experiences in the profession alongside composer Joe Stollery.

soundfestival: Diversions

January 30th, 13:00

Concert Diversions is broadcast, featuring Permanent Address played by Hebrides Ensemble.

Booking info (free); https://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/red-note-ensemble-1

soundfestival: Richard Watkins, Horn + Composer conversation

January 30th, 20:00

Premiere of UNSUNG II; even from a loved one is postponed, and composers for this concert instead discuss their new works at a panel even.

Booking info (free); https://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/red-note-ensemble-with-richard-watkins-horn 

Your Heart Out: LGBT Short Film

January 29th, 17:00

Launch of short film Your Heart Out with Kylie Kamanga, Iona Mcphearson, and Rylan Gleave, directed by Luce Howell.

CW eating disorders, gender dysphoria

Watch the film at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR9kTYik_ZU&ab_channel=Outposts 

Clyde Built Radio; Zee Fawcett

January 29th, 10:00

Zee Fawcett plays winding through seaweed on Clyde Built Radio, recorded by Jenny Akroyd. Available at https://www.clydebuiltradio.com/.

The Diversity Initiative; Concert

January 17th, 21:30

In a sea of screaming I hear your voice receives its world premiere by The Diversity Initiative with OpusCommons.

Link to watch the livestream here; https://www.facebook.com/opuscommons/

 

2020

Trans Radio UK: Samantha Jane Smith

December 29th, 12:00

Samantha Jane Smith plays winding through seaweed, recorded by Jenny Akroyd on Trans Radio UK in Classical TRANSmission. Available at; https://www.transradiouk.com/  

Crossing Borders Music: The Back of The Yards Chicago Public Library

December 1st, 23:00

in waves receives a second performance by Crossing Borders music, in association with The Back of The Yards Chicago Public Library. 

More information and link to sign up (free) here; https://crossingbordersmusic.org/event/composers-with-disabilities-around-the-world-2/

Explorathon 2020: Intersections

November 25th, 13:00

baby star receives its second performance by Eli Thayer, inspired by the work of Sam Pearson and originally recorded by Fraser Gordon, in Explorathon 2020 (a Scotland-wide festival of research). The University of St Andrews' Public Engagement with Research team have joined forces with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Laidlaw Music Centre to curate a new collection of eight compositions.

Link to livestream (free) here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYMFUFSGAMM&t=3682s&ab_channel=MusicfromStAndrews

Crossing Borders Music: Composers with Disabilities Around the World

November 15th, 20:00

in waves receives its world premiere by Crossing Borders Music. Also featuring works by Karen Brown, Anna Jo Maxwell, Julio Lubin, SL Stahl, Minato Sakamoto, Luis Calvo, and María del Carmen Cordovez.


More information and link to livestream (free) here; https://crossingbordersmusic.org/event/composers-with-disabilities-around-the-world/ 

soundfestival: Any Enemy

October 24th, 12:00

Second performance of before, and since by Any Enemy Ensemble, in soundfestival 2020.

sign up to book (free) here; https://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/any-enemy

soundfestival: Ruth Morley and Alistair MacDonald

October 22nd, 12:00

UNSUNG II; Harbinger&Herald receives its world premiere by Ruth Morley of Red Note Ensemble, and Alistair MacDonald, in soundfestival 2020.

BSL Interpretation also by Rylan Gleave.


sign up to book (free) here; https://sound-scotland.co.uk/event/flute-electronics

The Diversity Initiative Panel

August 29th, 18:00

A discussion with other Diversity Initiative winners, live streamed on YouTube. Available at; https://www.facebook.com/115184500032143/videos/1100818440312922

BBC Radio Scotland; Nevis Ensemble Commission Premiere

August 16th, 21:00

World premiere of winding through seaweed, commissioned by Jenny Gillies and the Nevis Ensemble for saxophonist Jenny Ackroyd, will be played on BBC Radio Scotland. Available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000lsq5

Red Note Ensemble; Noisy Nights go digital

August 15th, 15:00

New work Heartstrings selected in Red Note's Call for Scores, premiered by Jackie Shave and Robert Irvine. Also featuring works by Sam Parnin, Erin Thomson, Daniel Nolan, Will Frampton, and Toby Stanford. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mxqcCLiDTE

Clyde Built Radio; Oli Hawker

July 11th, 11:00

Oliver Hawker plays We lay on the grass, in afternoon sunshine, from Six Weather Pictures, on Clyde Built Radio, recorded by the Gelos Duo. Available at https://www.clydebuiltradio.com/.

Clyde Built Radio; Tony Morris

June 28th, 10:00

Tony Morris plays you are embodied air, afloat, on Clyde Built Radio, recorded by Rufus Isabel Elliot. Works also by Paddy Shand, Bethaniens Dust, Cucina Povera, Ilaria Boffa, Liar Hydrant, Matthew Grouse, Mark Vernon, Alistair MacDonald, Harry Gorski-Brown, Max Syedtollan, and many more!

Available at; https://www.clydebuiltradio.com/

The Diversity Initiative Interview

YouTube premiere

An interview with Jose Flores and Matthew Kundler, discussing recent successes in The Diversity Initiative Call For Scores - 2nd Prize in the Brass Septet Category, and an Honourable Mention in the Brass Trio Category. Available at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXtV5r_PPn0&t=1s

Lockdown Composing: Online performance with Any Enemy

June 14th, 16:00

New work before, and since, commissioned by sound, will receive its world premiere by Any Enemy Ensemble over Zoom. Programmed alongside Rufus Isabel Elliot, Lisa Robertson, and Aidan Teplitzky. Register to attend at; https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tQuG0Lb1S46zAjfuiVmcmw?fbclid=IwAR0Tbo_Dn_q53dlLB0897rRfnUGvoNVsols5cX7QXzXedhq-19VxsJRQ_5w

Red Note Ensemble; Noisy Nights go digital

April 17th, 15:00

New work Unpitched Skin selected in Red Note's Call for Scores, premiered by Sasha Savaloni. Also featuring works by Michael Burslem, Dorian Kelly, Georgina MacDonell and Joshua Brown. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMtOjIkv_I&t=1487s

Furia (Pol) / Ante Inferno / Ashenspire / Waerteras

March 1st, 18:30

Some tracks from Speak Not Of The Laudanum Quandary and some new works from our upcoming album at Audio Glasgow, 14 Midland St, Glasgow G1 4PP

OVER / AT : singing ; being silent

March 11th, 19:30

Live BSL Interpretation of contemporary works, including Cage’s 4’33” reimagined as an intersectional protest by artists Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, and Sarah Hennies’ Contralto, straddling music and documentary, exploring transfeminine identity through the voice. Concert at The Glad Café, 1006a, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG

Red Note Ensemble: Eight Songs for a Mad King

February 25th, 19:30

I could will receive its world premiere at Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow, G11 5PU, performed by Red Note Ensemble alongside Maxwell-Davies, Birtwistle, Mark Simpson, and Sean O'Callaghan

 

2019

Diversions

December 12th, 19:30

Permanent Address receives its world premiere at Diversions, a concert at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, performed by Hebrides Ensemble in collaboration with Drake Music Scotland. Featuring works by Lucy Hale, Siobhan Dyson, Ewan Mackay, Rhona Smith, Benjamin Teague, Joseph Stollery and Ben Lunn. 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG

Vampillia & VMO & Ashenspire & Beggar In The Heights - Glasgow

20th August, 19:00

COG Promotions present Vampillia, VMO, Ashenspire, and Beggar In The Heights. Stereo Café Bar, 20-28 Renfield Lane.

Liongeist//Old Guard//Ashenspire

July 25th, 19:00

Ashenspire perform alongside Liongeist and Old Guard at the 13th Note, 50-60 King Street, G1 5QT, Glasgow.

Plug 9: Finale with GNME & Philip Venables

May 10th, 19:30

The Strange Musician receives its world premiere at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, performed by Glasgow New Music Ensemble, and conducted by Richard Baker. Alongside works by Philip Venables, Charles Baumstark, Lucy Hollingworth, and Hei Ching Lam.

Fridays at One: Brodick Quartet

May 10th, 13:00

Don't call me that, the winner of the 2019 Dinah and Walter Wolfe Memorial Award, receives its world premiere at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, performed by the Brodick Quartet. Alongside works by Filip Holacky, Aileen Sweeney, Max Welton, and Nora Mazaraite.