I just returned from a tour with Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Lucerne Festival Alumni playing Olivier Messaien’s incredible ensemble piece: Des Canyons aux étoiles.
Here we are performing in the Paris Philharmonie:
A little note from the road- this past weekend (March 3rd and 4th) I played with The Riot Ensemble in Chichester as part of the 2018 COMA Festival. If you have never heard of this festival before (as I hadn’t) it is very much worth checking out! (here). COMA, or COntemporary Music for All, ages to engage musicians of all abilities in contemporary music performances. Over the weekend we rehearsed and performed Rzewski’s Coming Together, as well as two premiers, with amateur musicians from the Chichester area. There are COMA groups all over the UK, as well as a group in Berlin started by the KNM Ensemble. I think it’s time to start a branch in Cologne.
Several years ago Leah Muir and I discussed the possibility of a new piece inspired by one of Telemann’s Violin Fantasias. I’m thrilled that this discussion planted the seeds for a wonderful new piece for solo violin, and very happy to share the (slightly pyschadelic) video that Leah made- visuals from a filming session of a Teleman Fantasia and audio from the premiere performance of Leah’s Geigenwerk at the Crescendo Festival Berlin 2017.
I had the chance to interview Liza Lim about her violin concerto Speak, Be Silent, and other matters- read the interview here: