Dartington, Exaudi, Élévation Morceau, New Music Hartford

Wow what a week. I just got back into London yesterday from the Dartington Festival, where I got to write a piece for eight solo voices to be performed in a workshop by Exaudi, directed by James Weeks. And wow are they incredible singers. The product of our week together was my new piece Élévation Morceau, with text from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. There’s a recording that I’ve been asked not to post for performance rights reasons, but if you’d like to hear the piece just contact me directly.

In concert news, New Music Hartford has programmed my short piece “London, August 2, 2009, 8:38 PM, Nothing Working,” for their August 30 concert at the Artspace Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut. I wrote the piece for a call for scores they recently held, in which pieces were to be written and submitted within 60 minutes of the announcement of the available instrumentation. The concert is to raise money for the South Park Inn homeless shelter.

Work finalizing Honest Iago’s debut LP continues, and the release date is set for September 22.