Sam Hayden’s recent commissions include Emergence (2004, rev. 2010) for solo accordion, ensemble and live electronics for Frode Haltli and the Oslo Sinfonietta; Relative Autonomy (2004) for the London Sinfonietta; Substratum (2006, rev. 2008) for the BBC Symphony Orchestra; schismatics (2007, rev. 2010) for electric violin and computer for Mieko Kanno; Die Modularitäten (2007) for EnsembleMosaik; permutazioni / a caso (2009) for RepertorioZero and Misguided (2011) for clarinets, saxophones, trumpet and trombone for ELISION.
‘Hayden’s dB (i-vii) is a high energy—but at the same time differentiated—journey, both rhythmically and harmonically compelling.’
‘I was struck by the drivenness, the savage intellectuality, of Substratum...’
Hayden's schismatics selected for HCMF 2012 sampler
Sam Hayden's schismatics (2007, rev. 2010) for electric violin and computer, performed by violinist Mieko Kanno and himself on computer, has been selected by Graham McKenzie, Director of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, to be included on a new HCMF 2012 sampler, available for download from the NMC label.
"...Hayden is at this moment one of the most compelling voices in the European new music scene." (Graham McKenzie, November 2012).
Neophon Ensemble performed Hayden's 'partners in psychopathology', in Rostock, 16 May 2013
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Hayden’s partners in psychopathology for small ensemble (6 instruments), will be performed by the Rostock based ensemble
neophon ensemble on Thursday 16th May 2013 at 17:00 in the Kammermusiksaal der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Beim St.-Katharinenstift, Rostock.
El Perro Andaluz performed Hayden's 'partners in psychopathology', in Donaueschingen, 21 Feb 2013