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A month of premieres from BCMG together with 4 supported by its Sound Funding scheme


Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Birmingham Up to date Music Group

Over three concert events in November, Birmingham Up to date Music Group (BCMG) will probably be premiering 5 works, 4 of which have been commissioned via BCMG’s Sound Funding scheme. The three concert events will characteristic new works by Edmund Hunt, George Lewis, Julian Anderson and Melinda Maxwell which concerned reside electronics, movement sensor know-how and improvisation.

Edmund Hunt’s The Waking of Angantry, makes use of reside electronics alongside a 15-strong ensemble and BCMG premieres the work at a live performance, Illusions (6/11/2022 on the CBSO Centre) alongside music by Richard Baker, together with The Tyranny of Enjoyable. Impressed by the digital sounds of the Nineteen Eighties New York homosexual disco scene, the piece hints on the menace behind the hedonistic environment and makes use of reside electronics and movement sensor know-how.

Later in November, BCMG is presenting a weekend of recent music on the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. BCMG’s NEXT musicians be part of the Thallein Ensemble for a celebration of the music of George Lewis, a pioneer in experimental digital music (18/11/2022). BMCG NEXT is a collaboration between BCMG and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire providing a coaching programme for music college students {and professional} musicians searching for a profession as performers in up to date music. 

The weekend continues with oboist and composer Melinda Maxwell’s premiere of her new piece Janus (19/11/2022) for improvising musicians, Maxwell is all in favour of exploring the house between composing and improvisation. The ultimate occasion of the weekend, American Dream (20/11/2022) will characteristic work by American composers, the premiere of George Lewis’ Breaking, and the UK premiere of Elliott Carter’s The American Chic, alongside the premiere of Julian Anderson’s Nunca vi Granada

Full particulars from the BCMG web site.

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