On 21 October, at the Sound Plasma festival in Berlin, the Spanish saxophone quartet SigmaProject will premiere the first part of my piece Ariadne, which will have three parts in total. Part II is planned for premiere in Tehran in April.
For more on the festival, see:
Sound Plasma Berlin
For the full programme, see:
VAN magazine has a feature on my censorship letter and the larger context here: https://van-us.atavist.com/rules-of-engagement
For decades, the Donaueschingen Festival (Donaueschinger Musiktage) has stood not only for new sounds, but also for new ideas and discourses, including controversial ones. Whether dealing with world politics or cultural policy, with globalization or equal opportunities in the music industry, there were generally no taboo topics. Continue reading
Die Donaueschinger Musiktage gelten seit Jahrzehnten als Ort nicht nur für neue Klänge, sondern auch für neue Denkanstöße und Diskurse, durchaus auch kontroverse. Ob es nun um Weltpolitik oder Kulturpolitik geht, um Globalisierung oder um Gleichberechtigung im Musikbetrieb, es herrschen in der Regel keine thematischen Tabus. Continue reading
World premiere by the Kairos Quartet in Berlin on 20 February 2018. For audio only (streamable and downloadable) see list of chamber music works.
20 Feb, 8.30 pm, BKA-Theater Berlin
Rules of Engagement I: Hora’ot Pticha Be’esh for fixed media (2013) WP
Rules of Engagement II: Al-Shifa for string quartet and fixed media (2014) WP
25 Feb, 1.05 pm, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds
Knokler for solo classical guitar (2009/16)
Diego Castro Magaš
Starting in June of last year, Pavlos Antoniadis has taken on my solo piano piece when the panting STARTS (2002-4), written for and dedicated to Ian Pace, who last played it in 2009. Since last June, when he played it in Berlin, Pavlos has also performed this incredibly demanding piece in Athens and Belfast, with further performances to come. It’s fascinating to finally experience another performer taking on the work’s manifold challenges. Below is a video of the Berlin performance.