A new piece for piano 4 hands will be premiered at the Southbank by Mariko Brown and Julian Jacobson in July this year.
Nathan has been invited to direct a new series of concerts at Wardens, a charity for disabled people, a charity for disabled people, at the wonderful Ness House, on the Suffolk coast. 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.
Other commissions for 2015 are a cello Sonata for Charles Watt, and two more solo piano pieces (one to be premiered at the William Alwyn Festival 2015).
Trans Atlantic Flight of Fancy (2014) is featured on NOW Ensemble’s new CD, to be released in June in New York City on New Amsterdam label.
Upcoming performances include Beethoven 4th and Schumann concertos with orchestras in Suffolk, as well as a project of 20th century British violin and piano music with Fenella Humphreys.
Southwold Concert Series continues despite the regular venue, St Edmund’s Church, being closed for 2015 to fit a new roof (…!) Concerts are being planned for other venues this spring…
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 ➜