The Sampler e-Shot features the most exciting events in new music and sound every fortnight, selected independently by a different guest previewer each issue. Events are selected from The Sampler website, the UK’s most comprehensive listings website for new music and sound, generated entirely by users.
This issue's guest previewer is composer and pianist David Horne.
CoMA - Cage Song Books
Date: Wednesday 1 August Venue: Powis Hall, Bangor University, Bangor In a rich week of new music at CoMA’s International Summer Music Festival the Cage centenary is imaginatively celebrated with a day of events at Bangor University; highlights include an illustrated lecture by composer Larry Goves and performances from Cage’s groundbreaking Song Books by Loré Lixenberg and Gregory Rose with Robert Worby on sound projection. The following day, percussionist Joby Burgess performs John McLeod’s colourful and virtuosic ‘mini-opera’ Thrashing the Sea God. Read More>>
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival
Dates: from Thursday 2 August Venue: Riverside Studios, London The highly innovative Tête à Tête Opera Festival offers a bewildering variety of new short operas. This year you can apparently enter for free if dressed as a princess or a frog: worth a try! Among the many works to look out for, Eve Harrison’s Hera’s List is performed on August 2 and 3, an intriguing piece by this enterprising young composer. Read More>>
Prom 29 - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Date: Saturday 4 August Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London The Proms continue to deliver some thrilling contemporary music. The National Youth Orchestra performs Messiaen and Varèse alongside exciting new works by Nico Muhly and Anna Meredith, the latter’s acclaimed HandsFree employing every sound available from the NYO’s stunning players except their instruments. The NYO also appear in Birmingham on August 1 and then at Aldeburgh on August 2. Read More>>
Proms Saturday Matinee - Britten Sinfonia
Date: Saturday 11 August Venue: Cadogan Hall, London Featuring two UK premieres and the world premiere of Brian Elias’ Electra Mourns the Britten Sinfonia’s Saturday Matinee promises to be a gripping concert, conducted by Clark Rundell with soloists Susan Bickley, Nicholas Daniel and Nicholas Hodges. Read More>>
Prom 44 - London Sinfonietta
Date: Tuesday 14 August Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London The London Sinfonietta and their Academy Ensemble present a late night concert of wonderfully varied yet strikingly connected 20th century classics, with trombonist Byron Fulcher, conductor André de Ridder and Sound Intermedia. Read More>>
Guest previewer - David Horne
David Horne is a composer, pianist and educator; he is a Lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music. His latest work, Virtuosic Instruments will be premiered by the RLPO’s Ensemble 10/10 in November 2012.
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