Songs and Haiku Resonance FM Broadcast

Yesterday evening, our Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum and Artistic Board Member Celeste Cronje spoke on Resonance FM about our recent Songs and Haiku concert at the Warehouse.  The discussion ranged from advice for composers in writing for the voice, to thoughts of programming and presentation, and included a number of the live performances from the concert including:

Seven Haiku – John Cage
Five Songs – Witold Lutoslawski
At Last the Secret is Out (from Three Auden Songs) – Huw Watkins
In Thy Beauty – Marc Hyland
Three Venus HaikuMartin Suckling
Seven Haiku (2nd live performance) – John Cage

Unfortunately we can’t play the entirety of the broadcast (due to copyright restrictions) but we’ve broken down the hour into a few usable snippets which you can listen to below.

The broadcast opened with Claudia Racovicean’s first performance of John Cage’s Seven Haiku, before Celeste gave a short introduction to The Riot Ensemble and our artistic aims.  This section concluded with Lutoslawski’s Five Songs:

The middle of the broadcast included some advice for composers writing for voice, and for young vocalists working with contemporary composers:

The broadcast ended with Martin Suckling’s Three Venus Haiku (with Riot Artistic Board Member Kate Walter playing Flute) and the second performance of John Cage’s Seven Haiku:

Thanks so much for joining us for this broadcast and we’ll be back to you soon with videos from the concert, and blog posts from composers featured in our upcoming Transatlantic Collaborations concerts!

2013 Season: Composers

We’re extremely excited about our upcoming 2013 season.  Here’s a list of the composers we’ll be performing, with links to websites where available.

Giovanni Albini
Terence Allbright

Julian Anderson
John Aylward
Samuel Barber
George Benjamin
John Cage
Henri Dutilleux
Patrick Harrex
Aaron Holloway-Nahum
Marc Hyland
Mario Garuti
Ric Graebner
Helen Grime
Amy Beth Kirsten
György Ligeti
Witold Lutoslawski

Gustavo Penha
Augusta Read Thomas
Guy Richardson
Dominique Schafer
Christopher Theofanidis
Amy Williams


Songs & Haiku

At The Warehouse at 7:30pm on Saturday 15th June 2013
A concert featuring contemporary songs by Huw WatkinsLutoslawskiLigeti & Marc Hyland, intersperced with instrumental Haiku by John Cage, Jonathan Harvey & Martin Suckling, accompanied by video projections inspired by Rothko.

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Painting Music

At The Guildhall School of Music and Drama at 7:30pm on July 15th 2010