ARTISTS

Apartment House

Apartment House

Apartment House was created by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995. Since then it has established itself as the leading British exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Apartment House performances embrace radical elements of avant-garde and experimental music creating a wide range of acoustical and theatrical situations within which volatile and stimulating performances occur. The seeds of the Apartment House repertoire stem from the hard-core European avant-garde, the joyful anarchy of The Scratch Orchestra, and the exploratory nature of experimental music.

Apartment House’s performances have included many UK and world premieres of music by a wide variety of composers. Notable portrait events have featured composers Christian Wolff, Luc Ferrari, Dieter Schnebel, Christopher Fox, Laurence Crane, Helmut Oehring, Clarence Barlow, Philip Corner, and Richard Ayres.

Gutman, Stephen

Stephen
Gutman
Piano

Stephen Gutman has performed in the RFH, the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Weill Hall in New York, Ueno Bunka Keikan in Tokyo, and throughout Europe.

He has created a series of projects which have placed large-scale commissioning in the context of significant but possibly neglected repertoire. Julian Anderson, John Casken, Michael Finnissy, Simon Holt, Colin Matthews, Anthony Payne and John Woolrich are some of the many composers who have written for him.

Stephen’s enthusiasm for French keyboard music including the French Baroque led to his recent recording of the complete keyboard works of Rameau played on the modern piano for the Toccata label. The final CD recieved 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine and MusicWeb International chose  it as their CD of the month. His performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Deutsche Rundfunk and France Musique.

Stephen has given masterclasses and lectures in the UK and internationally. He has led courses at the GSMD, the RNCM, Benslow Music and Dartington Summer School.

Stephen has performed with many distinguished artists and has an ongoing collaboration with soprano Sarah Leonard. He has worked with many ensembles including BCMG, Composers Ensemble, Endymion, the Esbjerg Ensemble, and the Verbier Festival Ensemble.

Dullea, Mary

Mary
Dullea
Piano

As soloist and chamber musician, Irish pianist Mary Dullea has built an impressive reputation as a performer and commissioner of new music. She has performed throughout Ireland, England, Europe, USA, China and South Africa at festivals including Brighton, Huddersfield, Aldeburgh, Reggello (Italy), FuseLeeds, Petworth and National Arts Festival (South Africa). 

Mary broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and RTE Lyric FM and is on the teaching staff of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is currently completing a PhD in Performance at the University of Ulster, focusing on the use of the inside of the piano.

Mary was recently awarded a 2-year bursary by The Arts Council of Ireland.

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Sophie Dennehy

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Each time that [rout] creates a project the group seems to take on a different shape. This involves radical changes in line-up and style of presentation. [rout] is an ensemble specialising in interdisciplinary work and actively seeks out venues and audiences not usually associated with new music. Recent projects include performances at HCMF, Cutting Edge Concert Series 2000, and Brighton Festival. [rout] have been featured on Hear and Now, BBC Radio 3, with performances of work by Joe Cutler, Sam Hayden, Paul Newland, Ian Vine and Paul Whitty.

Ficarra, Evelyn

Evelyn
Ficarra
electronics
Evelyn Ficarra is a composer and sound artist. Her work finds expression across a range of forms including music theatre, multi media, installation, dance, film and the concert hall. Throughout her career she has enjoyed collaborative work with choreographers, directors, filmmakers, and visual artists. Even in their ‘purest’ forms – say, a solo piano piece – her musical ideas are often co-mingled with, or germinated from, other materials (words, images, sounds) which inform the development and shape of the music and leave their traces in it. In that sense, her work is interdisciplinary at its core. In another sense, she is thoroughly single minded – she stubbornly hears all sounds as music, understands all time based structures (films, dance, theatre) as music, looks at all objects as potential sound sources (music.)

Norman, Katharine

Katharine
Norman
electronics
Katharine is an independent artist and scholar, previously an academic, with posts at Dartington College of Arts, Sheffield University, Goldsmiths and City University London and elsewhere. She received her first degrees from the University of Bristol and a PhD in composition (instrumental and computer) at Princeton, where she studied with Paul Lansky and others. Her published writings on sound and music include Sounding Art (Eight Literary Excursions through Electronic Music) (Ashgate, 2004), and many chapters and essays on sound, most of which are also available online. Recent writings on sound and music include chapters on aspects of soundscape, listening and everyday experience for Cambridge University Press, Routledge and Ashgate (all forthcoming 2014/15).

MEDIA

Digital Discoveries (music from the British Music Collection)

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DESCRIPTION

We are delighted to team up with Sound and Music to release this collection of works that were recorded between 2004-2006 as part of the Contemporary Voices scheme and are now held as part of the British Music Collection.

For more information about all the works in this 8 volume series visit www.nmcrec.co.uk/digital-discoveries

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Catalogue number:
NMC DL3006
Release Date:
2 December 2013