Premiere of Jean Hasse’s 'without you' for soprano, clarinet, percussion on 12th November, Bristol

Sounds Moving in Time and Space

Gemini Ensemble:
Sarah Leonard soprano
Ian Mitchell clarinet
Joby Burgess percussion

Monday 12 November 2018 7.30pm
plus composers talking 6.45pm
St. Paul’s Church, Clifton, BRISTOL BS8 1LP
Tickets £10 (£8)

“Gemini, virtuosic and thrilling as ever...” – Gramophone

Programme:

• Jonathan Palmer “The Starlight Night”
Text by Gerard Manley Hopkins.(2008)
• Peter Nickol “These Waves Hitting Me”.
Text by Robert Hamberger.
• James D’Angelo Two songs on poems by Walt Whitman.
• Frank Harvey Iconoclasm for soprano & vibraphone.
• Jolyon Laycock “Stars Moving Westward in a Winter Garden” for coloratura soprano, clarinet and percussion.
Text by Julia Copus.
• David Greenhorne “…in the company of wolves” for clarinet, percussion and female narrator. Words by Angela Carter.
• Jean Hasse "without you" for soprano, clarinet and percussion
• Sulyen Caradon “Nowhere”; text Alan Hodge;
“Copse”; text Robert Graves.
• Geoffrey Poole “On Thin Ice” For Soprano, Bass Clarinet and Percussion. Text by the composer using Eskimo vocabulary


Salon Without Boundaries - First live event - Wednesday 14th November 2018 - 1901 Arts Club, London

Salon Without Boundaries is an initiative set up by a pair of old friends: Dr Briony Cox-Williams, pianist, researcher and postgraduate tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, and Pierrette Thomet, mezzo, artist and founder/director of WAM-Weather Art and Music. We want to look back on the thriving and culturally extremely important phenomenon of the 19th-century salon, which gave women a platform to contribute the fruits of their creativity to a culture that denied them a public voice. And we want to re-imagine the salon for our digital times by using the opportunities offered by online platforms and streaming to reach across the globe to women creators. We are particularly interested in reaching across disciplines, so our very first live salon is called 'Mapping the Boundaries - Women, Creativity and the Natural World', and it's taking place in London at the 1901ArtsClub near Waterloo station, on 14th November. We'll have a talk about Maria Merian, 17th-century artist, entomologist and explorer, music by Fanny Hensel (our Salon patron) and Pauline v. Decker, poetry by Elizabeth Lewis Williams reflecting on scientific engagement with Antarctica, and settings of Elizabeth's poetry by Jenni Pinnock. Plus discussion and of course, in true Salon fashion, food and drink.

Doors open at 6pm, and we start at 7pm. Join us for all of it or a bit of it. Tickets are available at http://www.1901artsclub.com/ and include food and a drink of your choice.

We are delighted to be able to acknowledge the generous support of the Royal Academy of Music and the Arts Council, enabling us to go ahead and make our dream a reality. Now all we need is an audience to come and enjoy themselves. Having bent many conference attendees' ears about this and got so much encouragement from you all, we would love to be able to welcome you to the very first Salon Without Boundaries! Please also feel free to share this through your networks. The more the merrier and the better the conversation.

http://www.1901artsclub.com/14-nov-2018-mapping-boundaries---women-creativity-and-the-natural-world8203.html

https://www.salonwithoutboundaries.com/  

@SalonRebooted


New call for music festivals to play more works by female composers

This is what I have been talking about today at the sound Festival in Aberdeen, which is featuring 50 women composers. It was a powerful moment and there was a very constructive discussion with our audience. Many thanks to Sound Scotland for providing me with the opportunity to raise these issues.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17010567.new-call-for-music-festivals-to-play-more-works-by-female-composers/

Lucy Hollingworth

Women in Music AGM

The AGM of Women in Music will be held on 26th November, near to Waterloo Station, London.  Please note that the AGM will be on the second floor of the building, up several flights of stairs. 
Arrival 10.45 for 11am start. 
12.30 finish. 
Coffee and Tea will be available. 
Please RSVP to [email protected] putting Women in Music AGM in the Subject line. 

Nominations for Trustee posts need to be received by 12th November 2018.

Sarah

20th Anniversary London Improvisers Orchestra

The London Improvisers Orchestra will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary at Cafe Oto, London, 1, 2 and 3 December, with a group bringing back some of the local and international musical greats who have played with the orchestra over these 20 years, such as Susan Alcorn, Hyelim Kim, Julie Kjaer, Louis Moholo, Maggie Nicols, Annie Whitehead and Jason Yarde.

Twentieth Anniversary London Improvisers Orchestra is supported using public funds by Arts Council England, and by PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Organisations and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia,

London Improvisers Orchestra
http://www.londonimprovisersorchestra.co.uk/20thAnniversary.html

Congratulations to ARQ on winning the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

'On Tuesday night at the Pizza Express Live, ARQ were announced as the winners of the Jazz Ensemble of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018. Given that the other shortlisted bands were Dinosaur, Ezra Collective and Beats & Pieces Big band, all wonderful groups, we were in total shock. Alison was actually the bassist in the house band for the event and was playing the walk-up music for the winner when she realised she had won. She had to finish playing the piece, put down her bass and then walk up to collect the award…'
Alison Rayner is also nominated for Bass Player of the Year.
More info here Blow The Fuse · Jazz Music

Lambeth Wind Orchestra

A message from John Holland
I have been working with Lambeth Wind Orchestra on a unique programme called ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’, helping to broaden the appeal of music by women via the medium of the wind orchestra, one of the most accessible varieties of community ensemble. Several pieces have not been performed in the UK before, so we are proud to be presenting the UK premieres of ‘The Duxbury Fanfare’ (1997) by Dr Lauren Bernofsky (USA) and ‘Me Disagrees’ (2013) by Catherine Likhuta (Australia), along with fresh, bespoke transcriptions of historical orchestral repertoire by Louise Farrenc (‘Second Overture’, 1834), Dame Ethel Smyth (‘The Wreckers’ (Overture), 1906) and Lili Boulanger’s ‘D’un matin de printemps’ (1918) in the centenary year of her death.

 

The band is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year; back in 2010, it gave the premiere of its first commission by a female composer, Elizabeth Winters (winner of a British Composer Award, 2009) – we are giving a repeat performance as part of this concert (‘Playing With Destiny’) and she will be joining us, which we are very excited about. (The band also commissioned a piece from Lucy Pankhurst, which we premiered in 2016). The concert has also received support from the Ambache Charitable Trust, which you will hopefully be aware of, in pursuit of our goal in reaching the widest audience we can in appreciation of historical women composers.

 

You can find out more about the concert here: https://www.facebook.com/events/964106457097247/ and, for the first time, we are holding a pre-concert talk from 6.30pm, which is free to attend with a concert ticket; this will explore the historical and social contexts behind the music and allow an open discussion about women composers from across the centuries.