Instinctive Ritual, for 4 hands at one piano, written for Mariko Brown and Julian Jacobson will be heard at the Purcell Room on July 7th this year.
Other current commissions are a cello Sonata for Charles Watt, and two more solo piano works – the first, ‘In Memoriam’, to be premiered on July 4th in a concert with the choral ensemble Seraphim, in Westleton Church, Suffolk.
Solo piano recitals this year feature much 20th Century American music, and the autumn brings recitals and a recording of British 20th Century violin works with violinist Fenella Humphreys.
Update from the Southwold Concert Series: our regular venue, St Edmund’s Church, is closed all year major renovations. We are staging more informal afternoon events on Friday 24th April and Friday 29th May in the United Reform Church – respectively, guitarist Laura Snowden, and Norwich Baroque perform. Concerts start at 2pm, last one hour, and refreshments follow. Visit www.southwoldconcertseries.co.uk for more
Nathan has been invited to direct a new series of concerts at the Wardens Trust, a charity for disabled people, at Ness House, on the Suffolk coast near Thorpness. This extraordinary venue has been the site of many concerts over the past few years to raise funds for, and awareness of, Wardens activities, and these concerts will now be formalised in a series of three starting in September 2015 under Nathan’s direction. Artists involved include Alexander Baillie, James Gilchrist, the Marmen Quartet, Fenella Humphreys, Rosalind Ventris, and Tim Gibbs. Full details will be released in June 2015, and the first concert is Saturday 12th September, 2015, at 2pm.
Tuesday 22nd July 2014
I’m currently a sort of composer-in-residence (ironically, as I only live down the road, but you know what I mean) at the wonderful Arts Club Aldeburgh Beach alongside the artist Fran Crowe and writer Leanne Moden. Perched up in an old lookout tower from which I can see nothing but shingle, sea and sky, I’m… Read full article ➜
Friday 25th July 2014
This week at Aldeburgh has flown by. Today is the last day composing – I have been asked to make a presentation of my week’s work to assembled guests at the Arts Club this evening, with further performances twice tomorrow and once on Sunday. I’m very pleased to say, not to mention surprised, I *think*… Read full article ➜
Saturday 26th July 2014
Last night I premiered my new piano piece (as yet untitled) after dinner at the Arts Club. I revise my estimation made below that the piece did not show signs of haste, which it does – although, I add in my defence, more in the pacing and other finesse details than the actual ideas. A… Read full article ➜