Lumsdaine wrote 5 works in the Mandala series, ranging from string quartet to large orchestra, between 1967 and 1988. Gilbert's survey explores the pieces' treatment of themes such as knowledge, meditation, dreams, and unity.
As Composer in Residence, Tinoco will work closely with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and with music theatre projects, starting with the première of a Cello Concerto written for Filipe Quaresma and scheduled to be premièred in February 2017, with the OSP conducted by Pedro Neves. Click here to know more.
On 2nd July 2016, David Lumsdaine's major electronic work, Big Meeting (1971-8) will be performed as part of the Late Music Concert Series in York. This unique live event is being presented to mark the composer's 85th birthday in October of this year. The work is a festive celebration of the Durham Miners' Gala, which Lumsdaine describes as 'a radiophonic adventure playground for the ear'.
In May 2016 UYMP composer Thomas Simaku visited the Centre for Advanced Studies in Music at Istanbul Technical University where he gave a lecture on his Soliloquy Cycle, a series of highly virtuosic works for various solo instruments.