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 II (2007, rev. 2010) for electric violin and computer for Mieko Kanno; Die Modularitäten (2007) for Ensemble Mosaik; permutazioni / a caso (2009) for RepertorioZero, Misguided (2011) for clarinets, saxophones, trumpet and trombone for ELISION and surface / tension (2012) for oboe and ensemble, for Christopher Redgate and CIKADA.
‘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 String Quartet to be performed by Quatuor Diotima at the 'Time of Music’ Festival, Viitasaari (Finland)
Hayden's String Quartet 'Transience' (2013-14), to be performed by Quatuor Diotima at the ‘Time of Music’ Festival, Viitasaari (Finland).
Miroslav Srnka - Engrams
Giménez Comas - new work with electronics (with IRCAM)
Hayden String Quartet performed by Quatuor Diotima at University of York
Hayden's String Quartet 'Transience' (2013-14), commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Quatuor Diotima, was performed by Quatuor Diotima in Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, on 4 February 2015 at 7.30pm.
Schubert - Quartet in D minor D.810 (Death and the Maiden)
New Hayden String Quartet premiered by Quatuor Diotima during Spitalfields Winter Festival 2014
Hayden's new String Quartet 'Transience' (2013-14), commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Quatuor Diotima, was premiered by Quatuor Diotima in Shoreditch Church on 14/12/2014 at 7.00pm, during the Spitalfields Winter Festival, London.
Gerard Pesson - Bitume
Sam Hayden - String Quartet 'Transience' (WP)
Jonathan Harvey - 3rd Quartet
Bela Bartok - 4th Quartet
Recording was available here via the BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now Programme.