I'm delighted to have been selected to go to Londonderry to take part in an artists' residence on the subject of dementia. Looking forward to an inspirational time there with a range of talented artists. Also looking forward to composing new music. Very exciting.
I performed in this laptop ensemble a few weeks ago. Sonification through electromagnetic induction. Here is a video extract.
Looking forward to seeing Nicola Benedetti play at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh tonight. The program is:
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No2
MacMillan Little Mass Scottish Premiere
Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
Its especially interesting, being a violinist to watch her. Very inspirational.
On International Women's Day, its interesting to note that women composers are still under represented in what has been a male dominated area for centuries. However, there are many fantastic creative living women composers and the future is bright. The Guardian has written an interesting article today on the subject. http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/mar/05/women-composers-genius-radio-3-international-womens-day?CMP=share_btn_fb
This is what I'm listening to tonight. Enjoy Haracio Vaggione's THEMA. Amazing for 1985.
I was very pleased to have a Lament that I wrote played by the violinist, Mieko Kanno at Edinburgh University last Wednesday. She played it beautifully and the audience was spellbound. Also delighted that another fantastic violinist is interested in playing it during the summer. More news soon, once confirmed.