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World premiere of 'Die Abkehr (Turning Away)' for 11 instruments by Ensemble Musikfabrik at WDR, Cologne, 6 October 2017

Hayden’s Die Abkehr (Turning Away) for 11 instruments, will receive its world premiere by Ensemble Musikfabrik at the WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz on Friday 6th October at 8:00pm. The concert will also include a performance of his Relative Autonomy for ensemble from 2004.

More details of the concert can be found here.

Programme:

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

The first complete performance of Hayden’s Becomings (parts 1-5) , for solo piano will be premiered by José Menor at Church of St George the Martyr, London on Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 at 1.00pm.

Church of St George the Martyr

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Programme details:

Becomings - Sam Hayden

No 9: Vertiges, from Études, Book II - György Ligeti

8 Cryptograms, for piano - Patrick Nunn

Toccata - Tomas Peire Serrate.

Admission free but ticketed

José Menor

Commissioners: 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.

More details are here.

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.

More details are here.

Hayden's 'Becomings' for solo piano was premiered by José Menor in Blackheath Halls, London

Hayden’s new work, Becomings (parts 1, 2 & 3) , for solo piano was premiered by José Menor at Blackheath Halls, London on Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 7.30pm.

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.

Admission free but ticketed

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José Menor

Commissioners: José Menor, with funds from The Britten-Pears and Hinrichsen Foundations, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Performances:

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).