Performances

Upcoming:

30th November 2020 - little twinkle for solo double bass (ca 1’)

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of 'Postcards from Composers' Series for recording by David Stark (BBC NOW) and broadcast on BBC Radio 3

10th December 2020 - Dreaming Clouds for violin and dance (15')

Online screening performed by Alex Ho and Julia Cheng as part of Tangram's performance-symposium, New Creativity in the UK's East Asian Music Scene

 

December 2020 - New work for orchestra and audience participation (ca 20')

Commissioned by Nevis Ensemble

December 2020 - New piece for choir (ca 1’)

Commissioned by Corvus consort for online release

June 2021 - New piece for solo piano (ca 5’)

Commissioned by Aidan Chan for performance at Royal College of Music

27th July 2021 - New opera scene

Commissioned and performed by Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier as part of Paroles & Musique scheme for emerging creators at Montpellier National Opera, France

November 2021 - 1. d4 Nf6 for six players (ca 10') 

Written for performance by Riot Ensemble at Crossroads Festival, Salzburg, Austria

Performances tba - Letters from Home for baritone and piano (ca 10’)

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House

Performances tba - On Silk and Paper for traditional Chinese string quartet (ca 10’)

Commissioned by the Silk String Quartet

Performances tba - New work for solo pipa (ca 10’)

Commissioned by the UK Chinese Ensemble for commercial CD release (ARC Productions)

Previous:

17th November 2020 - Above the White Island for tenor and piano (ca 7’)

Online release by National Opera Studio and Opera Vision; recording by Shengzhi Ren and Derek Clark

5th November 2020 - 1. d4 Nf6 for six players (ca 10') - Postponed due to COVID-19

Written for performance by Riot Ensemble at Crossroads Festival, Salzburg, Austria

25th October 2020 - AMAZON  - digital piece for text, found sounds, and stop-motion animation (ca 7’)

Presen​ted by London Sinfonietta's 'Reassemble Online'; Co-commissioned by Music Theatre Wales and London Sinfonietta in partnership with HOME

3rd October 2020 - Above the White Island  for tenor and piano (ca 7’)

Recording by Shengzhi Ren and Derek Clark for online release by National Opera Studio

1st October 2020 - Shout! for solo violoncello (ca 5')

World premiere by Psappha Ensemble (Jennifer Langridge), Hallé St Peter's, Manchester

13th August 2020 - Untold (45')

Online screening of November premiere hosted by Tangram

27th July 2020 - Shout! (ca 5’)

YouTube Premiere, written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's 'Composing for Cello' scheme for recording at Halle St. Peter's, Manchester

24th July 2020 - Panel Speaker at Conference - Decolonising the Musical University

Online Conference hosted by Edinburgh University

13th July 2020 - Shout! (ca 5’)

Written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's 'Composing for Cello' scheme for recording at Halle St. Peter's, Manchester

12th July 2020 - New piece for movement and music (ca 20’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by the Royal Academy of Dance for performance at the V&A Museum celebrating RAD's centenary

3rd July 2020 - AMAZON - New digital work in collaboration with theatre-maker Elayce Ismail

Co-commissioned by Music Theatre Wales and London Sinfonietta in partnership with HOME

27th June 2020 - In Significance for seven players (ca. 12')

LSO Broadcast of February premiere, LSO St. Luke's

27th June 2020 - Mining Perceptions, excerpt for flute, electronics, and film (ca. 2')

'Tangram Voices' Series, performed by Daniel Shao, film by Sally Fawkes

12th June 2020 - Above the White Island,  piece for tenor and piano (ca 7’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by National Opera Studio 12:42 series for performance by Shengzhi Ren and Fernando Loura at Hoxton Hall

11th June 2020 - Above the White Island,  piece for tenor and piano (ca 7’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by National Opera Studio 12:42 series for performance by Shengzhi Ren and Fernando Loura at Hoxton Hall

11th May 2020 - Letters from Home for baritone and piano (ca 10’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House for performance at the ROH Crush Room as part of the ROH Lunchtime Series

8th May 2020 - "Play Me" (ca 2’)

Written for 'Twenty', a free series of twenty short piano pieces for all abilities

7th May 2020 - Shout! (ca 5’) - POSTPONED due to Covid-19

Written for Jennifer Langridge as part of Psappha Ensemble's 'Composing for Cello' scheme for recording at Halle St. Peter's, Manchester

15th February 2020 - In Significance for seven players (ca 12’)

Written as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Soundhub Scheme (Phase II) for performance at LSO St. Luke's, London

25th January 2020 - Say Hi for mixed ensemble and audience participation (7')

Performance by Tangram at LSO St. Luke's to celebrate the Lunar New Year

5th November 2019 - Untold - a new operatic stage-work (40')

Performance by Julia Cheng, Keith Pun, and Tangram at Hackney Round Chapel. Written as part of Sound and Music's 'New Voices 2018' Scheme, supported by Help Musicians UK and Arts Council England

25th-28th September 2019 - Can I play, too? for clarinet, violoncello, piano, and two table tennis players (ca 10')

Performances at Shanghai Ping Pong Arts Festival, Shanghai, China

18th-22nd September 2019 (all concerts) - Plastic Ceremony for drum and plastic bags (ca 7’)

Commissioned by Bascule Chamber Series for performances by Fiona Foo Pui-Yee at Tower Bridge, London

15th September 2019 - Plastic Ceremony for solo percussion (ca 7')

Performance by Beibei Wang at Colourscape Music Festival, Clapham Common, London

6th September 2019 - Plastic Ceremony for solo percussion (ca 7')

Performance by Beibei Wang at Klangwerk New Music Festival, Chemnitz, Germany

10th August 2019 - Sketches for tam-tam, voice and dance

Performance by Alex Ho and Julia Cheng as part of Snape Maltings' Open Sessions series concluding their residency

20th July 2019 - Spiralling Scrolls for clarinet, viola and scordatura yangqin (ca 15’)

Written as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Soundhub Scheme for performance at LSO St. Luke's, London

 

19th July 2019 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount as part of the London Symphony Orchestra's Friday lunchtime concert series at LSO St. Luke's, London

4th July 2019 - ...chinese whispers... for three voices (ca 6')

Broadcast of live recording (3'17''-11'00'') by Juice Vocal Ensemble at Cheltenham Music Festival 2018 on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

10th June 2019 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount as part of the study day, 'Cultural Imperialism and the New 'Yellow Peril' in Western Classical Music', at Royal Holloway, London

18th May 2019 - Upon brick for solo soprano (ca 5')

Commissioned by Musicity for recording by Héloïse Werner and release at Sound Unbound 2019, Barbican Centre

13th May 2019 - Dreaming Clouds - an inter-disciplinary work for violin and dance (ca 15')

Written for Second Movement's 'Rough for Opera' series for performance by Alex Ho and Julia Cheng at The Cockpit Theatre, London

25th January 2019 - Tell them we were here for flute, percussion and yangqin (ca 12')

Written for Chinese Arts Now's Artist Development Bursary for performance by Tangram at Chinese Arts Now Festival, LSO St. Luke's, London

25th January 2019 - Rituals and Resonances (ca 12')

Performance by Tangram at Chinese Arts Now Festival, LSO St. Luke's, London

23rd January 2019 - Rituals and Resonances (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount at nonclassical's Battle of the Bands at The Victoria, London

20th January 2019 - Can I play, too? for clarinet, violoncello, piano, and two table tennis players (ca 10')

Commissioned by Chinese Arts Now for performance at SoundState Festival, Southbank Centre, London

November 2018 - Back here, together, again for guitar and yangqin (ca 3’)

Recording by Michael Poll (guitar) and Reylon Yount (yangqin) at Abbey Road Studios, London

October 2018 - Back here, together, again for guitar and yangqin (ca 3’)

Commissioned by Syracuse University for private performance by Michael Poll (guitar) and Reylon Yount (yangqin) at Syracuse University's Remembrance Week

July 2018 - ...chinese whispers... for three voices (ca 6')

Performance by Juice Ensemble at Cheltenham Music Festival (Composer Academy) at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

June 2018 - Mining Perceptions – installation piece in collaboration with Sally Fawkes, glass sculptor

Exhibited at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

March 2018 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Performance by Reylon Yount at Passiontide Festival, Oxford

March 2018 - Lucky Collisions for solo yangqin and orchestra (ca 11’)

Performance by Reylon Yount and the Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

February 2018 - Rituals and Resonances for solo yangqin (ca 12')

Recording by Reylon Yount at Abbey Road Studios, London

December 2017 - For a Quiet Night and a Perfect End for solo violin (ca 8')

Recording by William Newell at Abbey Road Studios, London

 

November 2017 - Carnival for solo piano (ca 5’ – improvised)

Performance in collaboration with students from the Slade School of Fine Art for the opening of the SanMei Gallery, London

 

September 2017 - Reinventions for string ensemble (ca 6-10’ – variable duration)

Performance by Fantasia Orchestra at St. Matthew’s Patronal Festival, London

 

August 2017 - Urban Utterances for flute and electric guitar (ca 6’)

Performance by Unassisted Fold at HighScore Festival, Pavia, Italy

 

June 2017 - It’s a long way to go, Habibi for piano trio and percussion (ca 10’)

Performance by Ensemble Paramirabo at the Domaine Forget Academy, Quebec, Canada

May 2017 - As if we had not been solo flute and tape (ca 5’)

Recording by Psappha Ensemble at St. Michael's, Manchester

April 2017 - Paths – Lines – Dot for mixed ensemble (ca 6’)

Workshop by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Cambridge University

April 2017 - For a Quiet Night and a Perfect End for scordatura solo violin (ca 8’)

Performance by William Newell at Passiontide Festival, Oxford

March 2017 - Flood for mezzo-soprano and piano (ca 5’)

Performance by Ciara Hendrick and Sholto Kynoch at the Oxford Lieder Festival

February 2017 - No Them, Only Us for chamber orchestra (ca 9’)

Performance by The Ripieno Players of Oxford at the Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford

November 2016 - Echoes for string quartet (ca 9')

Workshop by the Ligeti Quartet at Cambridge University

November 2016 - Vanishing Point for erhu and symphony orchestra (ca 11’)

Performance by Sun Yaoqi (erhu) and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Liang Zhang at Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai

November 2016 - Compost for baritone and string quartet (ca 7’)

Performance by musicians of Oxford University for the final of the Philip Bates Composition Competition at Birmingham Conservatoire

November 2016 - Echoes for string quartet (ca 9')

Workshop by the Bozzini Quartet at Sound Festival, Aberdeen

June 2016 - Compost for baritone and string quartet (ca 7’)

Performance by Roderick Williams and the Coull Quartet at the Oxford Festival of the Arts

March 2016 -Te Lucis Ante Terminum for choir (AATTBB - ca 6’)

Performance by the clerks of Christ Church Cathedral Choir conducted by the composer in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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twinkle little BBC R3 broadcast

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3

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