Debut Discs
NMC supports gifted early-career composers with its Debut Discs series
1  system/error 16’29
Trio EKL
2 presence/absence 15’00
ensemble mosaik/ Poppe
3-8  misguided 20’10
ELISION / Ughetti 
9  Die Modularitäten 20'31
ensemble mosaik / Poppe
Released 2012

‘Take a deep breath and concentrate, and you’ll find that system/error is a blast. Sam Hayden has a brilliant ear – the overlapping violin, flute and percussion lines deliciously collide and converse. You’re left reeling at the fact that these rich sounds can be produced by so few players and can actually be notated’

Sam Hayden

Sam Hayden’s complex and arresting trio for flute, violin and percussion, system/error, is coupled with two large-scale works performed by Ensemble Mosaik and his newest work misguided written for ELISION.


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NMC Debut Discs - Sam Hayden presence/absence




With thanks to the trusts, foundations
and individuals who have invested in
NMC’s Debut Discs series:
The Astor Foundation
The John S Cohen Foundation
The Fenton Arts Trust
Nicholas and Judith Goodison
Mercers' Charitable Foundation
The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
RVW Trust
Jennifer Roslyn Wingate
The individuals who donated through
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
December 2011