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Marc yeats press release 2013

  1. 1. ©With  over  20  world  premieres  across  three  months,  things  are  ho8ng  up! Marc  Yeats  ©Caroline  Blake 2013  kicked  off  as  it  meant  to  go  on.  Marc’s  first  composiCon  in  his  role  of  composer-­‐in-­‐associaCon  with   Thumb  Ensemble,  Birmingham  saw  the  premiere  of  ‘black  bile’  for  ensemble  to  much  acclaim  in  the Recital  Hall,  Birmingham  Conservatoire,  on  the  20th  January.  Later  that  month  Sarah  WaQs  gave  the  world   premiere  of  ‘quarter-­‐sounds’  a  bass  clarinet  study  in  mulCphonics,  in  Gent,  Belgium  as  part  of  the   European  Clarinet  AssociaCon  ConvenCon.  Sarah  has  subsequently  toured  this  piece  widely  and  it  has   become  an  integrated  part  of  her  lectures  around  mulCphonic  producCon  and  research.  Sarah  is  also   recording  the  work. Extended  techniques  also  link  the  next  two  pieces.  On  the  26th.  March,  Stephen  Upshaw  gave  the  world   premiere  of  ‘hȳran’  for  solo  viola  at  Parasol  unit  foundaCon  for  contemporary  art,  London  among  the   installaCons  of  sculpture  Navid  Nuur.  h6p://marc-­‐yeats.co.uk/2013/02/hȳran-­‐for-­‐solo-­‐viola-­‐2013/  And  in   June,  another  work  for  strings,  ‘pathos’  for  cello  received  its  world  premiere  with  Patrick  Tapio  Johnson  as   part  of  Antara  FesCval  at  Lumen,  London.  The  performance  was  broadcast  live  on  DIVAcontemporary  radio. Patrick  Tapio  Johnson  performing  ‘pathos’  at   Antara  Fes>val  –  June  2013  ©Desiree  Talbot
  2. 2. April  was  an  exciCng  month  as  Chamber  Cartel,  a  US  new  music  ensemble  based  in  Atlanta,  Georgia,   announced  that  Marc  was  to  be  their  composer-­‐in-­‐associaCon  for  several  future  seasons  with  commissions,   performances  and  recordings  being  created  through  the  relaConship.  You  can  read  more  here:  h6p:// chambercartel.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/the-­‐shape-­‐distance/ Later  in  June  Marc  became  ArCst-­‐in  Residence  with  the  Marburae  Gallery  Maccelsfield,  Cheshire,  where  he   is  exhibiCng  around  25  works  from  the  mid  1990s  to  the  present  day  as  part  of  the  Barnaby  FesCval  in   which  pianist  Tristan  Lee  also  premiered  two  of  Marc’s  piano  works:  ‘Tacit  Geometry’  and  ‘lullaby’,  at  the   gallery. Ron  Taylor  filmed  an  extensive  interview  about  Marc  and  his  work  as  a  composer  and  painter  at  Barnaby   FesCval.  You  can  see  the  interview  here. Much  further  afield,  Dirk  Amrein  [bass  trombone]  and  Jürg  Henneberger  [piano]  will  premiere  ‘ōrāre’  in   Mahidol  University,  Bangkok,  Thailand  on  Thursday  11  July  with  subsequent  tour  performances  in  Raffles   InsCtute  Singapore,  the  Chinese  AssociaCon  InstallaCon  Night  at  Kedah  Malaysia  and  the  University  of  Saint   Malaysi  Kota  Kinabalu  Sabeh,  Malaysia. An  ‘all  Yeats’  lunchCme  recital  with  ‘crowded  rooms’  ensemble  including  Jenni  Hogan  (flute/piccolo)  Austen   Scully  (cello) and  Leo  Nicholson  (piano)  as  part  of  Marc’s  Manchester  Pride  composer-­‐in-­‐associaCon  role.   The  recital  will  take  place  at  the  Cosmo  Rodewald  Concert  Hall,  The  MarCn  Harris  Centre,  Manchester   University  as  part  of  Manchester  Pride  Classical  Concert  Series  on  the  23rd.  August. The  programme   includes  four  world  premieres: ’playful  geometry’  for  piccolo  and  piano,   ’a  theK  of  cold  moisture’  for  solo  flute,  ‘ENÛMA  ELIŠ’  for  solo  piano  and ’mimesis’  for  flute,  cello  and  piano. On  4th.  September,  Meridian  Brass  will  premiere  their  new  commission  from  Marc  for  brass  quartet;   ‘woods  in  riot’  at  a  Nonclassical  event  in  London  [venue  tbc].  ‘woods  in  riot’  will  be  professionally  recorded   by  Meridian  Brass  in  the  weeks  following  the  premiere.  There  will  be  more  to  announce  from  this   relaConship  in  2014.   As  part  of  Marc’s  recently  announced  composer-­‐in-­‐associaCon  relaConship  with  the  US  new  music   ensemble  Chamber  Cartel,  ‘the  shape  distance’  [1-­‐7]  series  will  be  premiered  complete  [circa.  80  minutes   music]  on  the  7th.  September  at  Goat  Farm  Arts  Centre,  Atlanta,  Georgia.  These  works  will  also  be  studio   recorded  for  Chamber  Cartel’s  first  CD  release  and  exciCngly  herald  the  first  in  a  recent  batch  of  Marc’s   ‘unsychronised’  pieces  to  be  recorded.  You  can  read  more  about  what  lies  behind  these  pieces  here:   h6p://www.objecXvely-­‐speaking.com/wp2/the-­‐shape-­‐distance/ Chamber  Cartel
  3. 3. On  the  26th.  October,  clarinet  specialist,  Markus  Wenninger  will  premiere  ‘black  root’  for  E  flat  clarinet  in   Krems,  Austria.  There  are  more  premieres  to  come  from  Markus  in  2014. In  November,  cellist  Patric  Tapio  Johnson  [who  premiered  ‘pathos’  for  solo  cello],  along  with  modes  of   persuasion  [ensemble]  will  give  the  world  premier  of  two  substanCal  works  by  Marc  with  an  ensemble   comprising  some  of  the  finest  young  musicians  in  London;  ‘logos’  [concerto  for  cello  and  seven   instrumentalists]  h6p://marc-­‐yeats.co.uk/2013/02/logos-­‐2013/  and  ‘adam’s  grave’  [clarinet  quintet]  in   London  [date  and  venue  tbc]. Over  the  next  18  months  a  huge  collecCon  of  Marc’s  piano  music  is  being  recorded.  This  summer,  Marc  is   working  with  Belgian  pianist  Geert  Callaert  to  record  four  pieces  including  the  ferociously  difficult   Viciousness  of  Circles,  Oroborous  and  ‘ENÛMA  ELIŠ’.  Comprising  an  hour  of  music,  this  iniCal  collecCon  of   pieces  will  be  the  first  professional  recording  of  Marc’s  piano  music.  Geert  will  be  recording  the  work  in   Academiezaal  Sint  Truiden;  a  beauCful  concert  hall  in  Belgium.  Geert  and  Marc  are  also  making  a   documentary  video  of  their  work  together  in  August  this  year.  Live  performance  of  the  pieces  will  follow  at   venues  around  Europe. A  glimpse  into  2014  –  and  beyond  .  .  . There  will  be  much  more  piano  music  recorded  in  2014  as  Marc  will  be  working  with  Pierre-­‐Arnaud   Dablemont,  a  wonderfully  talented  pianist  based  in  Brussels.  Pierre-­‐Arnaud  will  be  recording  Marc’s  epic   series  of  pieces  ‘the  magical  control  of  rain’  [c.48  minutes]  for  release  late  in  2014.  ‘the  magical  control  of   rain’  is  Marc’s  most  recent  solo  piano  composiCon. Pierre-­‐Arnaud  Dablemont  ©  Pierre-­‐Arnaud  Dablemont Marc  will  be  fulfilling  a  duo  commission  for  pianist  Geert  Callaert  and  double  bassist,  MarCn  Rossi  for  a  new   work  to  be  premiered  in  Brussels  next  year  and  subsequently  taken  on  tour  around  Belgium. 2014  will  also  see  premieres  of  ‘corpuscular  theory  of  light’  for  clarinet,  soprano  saxophone  and  xylophone   in  Austria  [with  Markus  Wenninger,  date  TBC],  Lines  as  Distances  for  solo  clarinet  with  Peter  Cigleris  
  4. 4. [London  premiere  date  TBC]  and  Markus  Wenninger  in  Austria,  and  many  more  projects  in  the  pipeline  yet   to  be  announced. And  a  liQle  further  into  the  future  .  .  . Under  the  auspices  of  their  new  iniXaXve,  CreaXve  Music  Composer  ConXnuum  (CMCC),  the  CHICAGO   MODERN  ORCHESTRA  PROJECT  has  asked  composer  Marc  Yeats  for  a  new  composiXon  for  their  2014-­‐15   season.  The  new  commission  will  see  Marc  conCnuing  his  composiConal  research  around  unsynchronised   performance  and  composiConal  techniques,  culminaCng  in  a  substanCal  work  for  brass  ensemble,   percussion  and  strings  [with  opConal  piano]  that  will  push  Marc's  unsynchronised  composiCons  into  the   orchestral  sphere  for  the  first  Cme.  The  work  will  be  directed  but  only  to  iniCate  sounds  and  instrumental   groupings.  All  performers  will  play  'as  soloists',  following  their  own  fully  notated  parts  which  shall  contain   different  tempi,  bar  structures  and  material,  simultaneously  performed  [unsynchornised]  across  the   orchestra  without  a  unifying  beat  from  the  director.  Each  performer  will  play  'live  and  [to  a  certain  extent]   free'.  Due  to  the  composiConal  nature  of  the  music,  each  performance  will  yield  slightly  different  results,   interplays,  gestural  and  harmonic  references  and  unique  outcomes  creaCng  music  of  great  fluidity,   unpredictability,  beauty,  complexity,  wild  energy  and  connecCvity.  This  music  cannot  be  read  from  a   convenConal  score;  it  renews  itself  with  each  performance  and  can  only  be  'revealed'  when  played  live. There  are  many  more  projects  in  the  pipeline  for  2014  and  beyond  which  Marc  will  announce  once   confirmed. For  more  informaCon:  hQp://marc-­‐yeats.co.uk/

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