The Daffodil Perspective Blog: What's The Point? A brief look at one of the problems faced to get women composers noticed.

The Daffodil Perspective's latest blog post highlighting one of the problems faced in getting women composers noticed. It examines the gatekeepers on music websites choosing the 'most interesting' new releases to talk about to consumers and how it affects the music industry.

https://thedaffodilperspective.com/2019/02/10/whats-the-point-a-brief-look-at-one-of-the-problems-faced-to-get-women-composers-noticed/

The Daffodil Perspective 5th February

The Daffodil Perspective is a weekly radio show championing female composers. Playing a mix of female composers alongside famous male composers to provide musical and historical context for their stories, in this way the show works to rewrite classical music history.

This week it's a jam packed show, exploring the life and work of Scandinavian romantic composer Amanda Maier with her friends Grieg and Brahms. I'm also thrilled to have music from two of my favourite trailblazing organisations this week. Firstly it's my monthly look at Illuminate Women's Music and secondly in my album of the week section I have music from label Drama Musica and their new album of guitar music, La Donne e La Chitarra. All this plus music from American composer Juliana Hall in Contemporary Corner and special surprises from Lutoslawski and Handel.

https://www.mixcloud.com/TheDaffodilPerspective/the-daffodil-perspective-5th-february-2019/


Scordatura Women's Music Collective concerts 2019

Here are upcoming concerts by Scordatura, programmes of brilliant music written by women, more details here https://www.scordaturawmc.com/concerts


Lea Barn Concerts

10/03/19, 4pm

Farrenc Clarinet Trio​

Lea Barn, Winter Hill, Cookham Dean, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9TW


Wimpole Hall

11/03/19, 8pm

Chamber music for voice, clarinet and cello.​

Long Gallery, Wimpole Hall, Arrington, SG8 0BW


Fitzwilliam Concerts

05/05/19 1.15 pm

Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge,CB3 0DS
 

St Botolph's Lunchtime Concert

10/07/19 1.05 pm

St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AB


Wensleydale Concert Series

19/10/19 7.30pm

Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale

Rebecca Clarke: Lullaby and Grotesque

Hildegard of Bingen: O Eterne Deus

Hilary Tann: Kilvert's Hills

Amy Bryce: The House That Man Built

Phyis Tate: Sonata for Clarinet and Cello


Cheltenham Contemporary Concerts

27/10/19 3pm

Rebecca Clarke - Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale

Helen Grime - Snow and Snow

Tania Leon - Arenas d'un Tiempo

Amy Bryce - The House that Man Built


Aylesbury Lunchtime Music

14/11/19 12.45pm

St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ


Odaline de la Martinez to be interviewed in The Outerglobe on Resonance FM today repeat Tuesday

Odaline de la Martinez - aka Chachi - leading conductor and composer will  be interviewed today, February 7th, in The Outerglobe on Resonance 104.4fm /DAB London www.resonancefm.com between 6,30-7.30pm UK time (early in the programme actually)  . The show is presented and produced by Debbie Golt, Women in Music Chair. It's ostensibly to promote the London  Festival of American Music now in its 7th edition and also to celebrate Chachi's 70th ... a chat with Chachi is a must at any time and is especially relevant now.

The Outerglobe is repeated on Tuesday at 8am and will be archived in Mixcloud. 

This week is a crucial one for Resonance  FM as it is the annual mega fundraiser and the target is £100,000 to support a forced move as the site is being 'developed' soon. See fundraiser.resonance.fm for more details 

Here is more  info about the  festival again - see previous post!  Lontano’s Biennial Festival – created in 2006 – explores and celebrates the work of major American composers and reflects the variety of style that is so characteristic of contemporary American music today.

The festival programme was put together by Lontano’s Music Director Odaline de la Martinez, one of Britain’s most dynamic and gifted musicians and the first woman to conduct a complete BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

This year’s festival celebrates American Diversity featuring not only American Women Composers, but also American Composers of Colour. http://www.lontano.co.uk/ 

Seventh London Festival of American Music, 24 Feb to 2 March, London

Seventh London Festival of American Music

Lontano’s Biennial Festival – created in 2006 – explores and celebrates the work of major American composers and reflects the variety of style that is so characteristic of contemporary American music today.

The festival programme was put together by Lontano’s Music Director Odaline de la Martinez, one of Britain’s most dynamic and gifted musicians and the first woman to conduct a complete BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

This year’s festival celebrates American Diversity featuring not only American Women Composers, but also American Composers of Colour.

More details here: http://www.lontano.co.uk/

The School of Sound International Symposium, 24-27 April, London

THE SCHOOL OF SOUND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

24 – 27 April 2019
The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
London


To all those working with sound, this unique forum offers an exceptional series of presentations on the creative use of sound in film, theatre, dance, television, radio, games and gallery installations. Rediscover what you love about working in sound.

Bursaries available

More details here


Rebecca Saunders wins Ernst von Siemens prize

Rhinegold Publishing write:

The 2019 international Ernst von Siemens prize has been awarded to British composer Rebecca Saunders.

The award is given for lifelong service to music and is accompanied by a prize of 250,000 euros.

Previous winners include Benjamin Britten, Olivier Messiaen, György Ligeti, Claudio Abbado, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, György Kurtág, Daniel Barenboim, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mariss Jansons. Saunders is the first female composer to win the prize.

The presentation ceremony will be held on 7 June at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.

The Board of Trustees described Saunders’ work as leaving a ‘visible and meaningful mark on contemporary music history through its astonishingly nuanced attention to timbre, and her distinctive and intensely striking sonic language’.

Saunders has previously described her work as ‘an attempt to create and sculpt sounds drawn from beneath a surface of apparent silence.’

A ‘portrait’ concert celebrating her work is performed by Ensemble Modern and soprano Juliet Fraser at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 19 January 2019.

https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_music/ernst-von-siemens-prize-awarded-rebecca-saunders/


St Paul's Sinfonia, music by Errollyn Wallen and Hannah Kendall, Friday 18 January 7.30pm St Alfege Church Greenwich

St Paul's Sinfonia

Friday 18 January 7.30pm

St Alfege Church Greenwich

As regular audience members know, our January concert is traditionally given over to the virtuoso Sinfonia string section. We've got an ace first half for you, with works by Errollyn Wallen, Hannah Kendall and culminating in Malcolm Arnold's electrifying Symphony for Strings; and the second half contains just one work - the sublime classic that is Dvořák's Serenade for Strings. It's going to be a wonderful way to welcome in 2019 - it would be really lovely to see all of you there!

http://www.stpaulssinfonia.com/concerts/




Composer Anna Appleby, world premiere tomorrow, Sunday, 11.30 am, RNCM, Manchester

Morning Recital: Harp Originals

Sunday 13 January 11.30am

Carole Nash Recital Room

Eira Lynn Jones, RNCM Harp students and guest artist Esther Swift (RNCM graduate, leader of the Clouds Harp Quartet and winner of the Irwin Mitchell Manchester Jazz Festival commission 2018) showcase innovative works for harp solo, duo and trio. Programme to include the world première of Knocking by Anna Appleby and works by Carlos Salzedo and Caroline Lizotte.

Tickets £7 [limited availability]

Please note that this event is not included in the Weekend or Day Ticket.

https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/morning-recital-harp-originals/