Next week, BBC Radio 3 are celebrating Nicola LeFanu in her 70th year on their 'Composer of the Week' programme. As part of the daily broadcast which airs at 12pm and is repeated at 6.30pm, three UYMP composers will have featured works. On Monday 24th April, they play Jeremy Dale Roberts' Winter Musictaken from the Lontano recording. The show on Tuesday 25th features David Lumsdaine's Blue upon bluewith David Pereira on cello. Finally, the penultimate programme on Thursday 27th April, features Sadie Harrison's piece ' ...ballare una passacaglia di ombre...' for solo violin. The track is taken from the Toccata Classics 'Solos and Duos' album featuring Peter Sheppard Skaerved.
Hilda Paredes' work 'Son dementes cuerdas' has just received a premier performance and tour in the US. Written for guitar and string quartet, the work was performed by the Arditti Quartet and Elliot Fisk. The premiere took place in the Library of Congress on 24th March. The work was well received and one reviewer, Jay Harvey.
Released last month, Mala punicais James Weeks' sixth album recording. The Winter and Winter release features the title trackMala punica, a series of eight canonic motets, alongside Walled Garden, an instrumental work for string and flute trios. The recording features Weeks' own vocal ensemble EXAUDI and the Hortus Ensemble. The two works intertwine on the album with the eight motets divided by three instrumental movements.