Gavin Bryars | A Man in a Room, Gambling Nr. 1 and 9 (1992) for tape and string quartet
(texts by Juan Muñoz)
Tansy Davies | Song Horn - for singing horn player (2017) for horn solo
Commissioned by Ensemble Musikfabrik, with the support of the Ministry for Families, Children, youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Sam Hayden | Die Abkehr (Turning Away) (2017) - world premiere
Commissioned by Ensemble Musikfabrik and Kunststiftung NRW
Sam Hayden | Relative Autonomy (2004) for 16 players
Peter Maxwell Davies | Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969) musical theatre for male voice and ensemble
1st complete performance of Hayden's 'Becomings' for solo piano to be premiered by José Menor at Borough New Music Series, London, 3 October 2017
José Menor, with funds from The Britten-Pears and Hinrichsen Foundations, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Hayden String Quartet 'Transience' (Parts 1 & 2) was performed by Quatuor Diotima as part of ENSEMS #39 Festival Internacional de Música Contemporània
Hayden's String Quartet 'Transience' (2013-14), commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Quatuor Diotima, was performed by Quatuor Diotima on 12 May 2017, 20:00h at the Palau de la Música de València / Sala Rodrigo. This concert was part of ENSEMS #39 Festival Internacional de Música Contemporània.
Spanish premiere of Hayden String Quartet 'Transience' (Parts 1 & 2) performed by Quatuor Diotima at Fundación BBVA, Bilbao.
Hayden's String Quartet 'Transience' (2013-14), commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Quatuor Diotima, was given its Spanish premiere by Quatuor Diotima at Fundación BBVA. Plaza de San Nicolás, 4, Bilbao, on May 9 2017 at 19:30.
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.