Becomings: An Anglo-Spanish Programme of Contemporary Piano Work
Recital Room, Blackheath Halls
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM
A contemporary piano recital with an Anglo-Spanish theme featuring the premiere of 'Becomings' (parts 1, 2 & 3) by Sam Hayden, Trinity Laban’s Reader in Composition, written for highly acclaimed Spanish pianist José Menor, former Junior Fellow at Trinity Laban. The programme includes Michael Finnissy’s 'Summer Morn', recent works by José Menor himself and Hector Parra.
Programme details: the world premiere of Hayden's 'Becomings', part 3 (and UK premiere of parts 1 and 2, a worked commissioned by José Menor); Michael Finnissy's 'O Schoener Mai' and 'Summer Morn' (from 'English Country Tunes'); the world premiere of two works by José Menor, including a work in perpetual progress, "Fragments for Clare"; and finishing the concert with the UK premiere of Hèctor Parra wonderful cycle 'Cinq études d'art'.
This project is supported by the Britten-Pears and Hinrichsen Foundations and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
José Menor, with funds from The Britten-Pears and Hinrichsen Foundations, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Part 1: September 24 2016, 7.00pm, Spectrum, New York (WP).
Part 2: November 26 2016, 8.00pm, Lo Otro, Madrid (WP).
Parts 1, 2 & 3: January 11 2017, 7.30pm. Recital Room, Blackheath Halls, London (London Premiere of Parts 1 & 2, WP of Part 3).
Premiere of complete Hayden String Quartet 'Transience' to be performed by Quatuor Diotima at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2016
The complete 7-movement version of Hayden's String Quartet 'Transience' (2013-14), commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Quatuor Diotima, will be premiered by Quatuor Diotima in St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield, on 26 November 2016 at 7.30pm.
Hayden's 'schismatics II' for electric violin and computer performed by Mieko Kanno at the London Ear Festival
Hayden's 'schismatics II' (2010) for electric violin and computer was performed by Mieko Kanno (e-violin) and Sam Hayden (computer) at London Ear Festival, The Warehouse, Waterloo, on Saturday March 12th 2015 at 6.00pm. Hayden gave a pre-concert talk at 5pm at The Cello Factory, Waterloo.
A recording of the performance is available via the BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now programme.
Hayden's 'schismatics II' for electric violin and computer was performed by Takao Hyakutome at Spectrum, NYC.
Hayden's 'schismatics II' (2010) for electric violin and computer was performed by Takao Hyakutome (e-violin) at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street , New York, NY 10002, on Monday November 9th 2015 at 7.00pm. This will be the US premiere of the work.