Thanks to the support of the Mayfield Trust, in June UYMP hosted a meeting of 20 composers who are based in the Yorkshire region. Peter Wiegold was an inspiring facilitator and the meeting generated lots of ideas for dealing with the isolation composers can experience once they leave formal education. The composers present decided to form a Co-operative and UYMP is proud to have initiated it and be supporting it.
Sadie’s new work The Oldest Song in the World for two violas (2018) has been released on Métier/Divine Art, available from June 2019. The piece was written especially for the virtuoso violists Kevin Bishop and Steve Larson from the US ensemble Cuatro Puntos.
We are delighted that Sadie has been commissioned to write a new work for the Zelkova String Quartet in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. ‘Anthem’ will be premiered in a brand new specially created 3D Planetarium show In The Steps of Apollo: from the first moon landing to the Universe beyond… at We The Curious (Bristol Planetarium) on 20 July alongside new works by Julian Leeks, Litha Efthymiou, Michael Ellison and Richard Blackford.