Joanna Wyld of Notes upon Notes has produced a lovely, short film about Luis Tinoco's percussion music, as performed by Drumming Grupo de Percussão on his Odradek CD 'Archipelago'. The film also has brilliant graphics by Andrew Thompson! Watch the film on Facebook at the following link:
UYMP is delighted that hugely popular Chinese media site ‘WeChat’ (‘weixin’) has chosen Luis Tinoco’s ‘The Blue Voice of the Water’ CD on Odradek as an Editor’s recommendation. The Editor writes: 'Composer Luis Tinoco spent most of his life living at the confluence of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean, wrapped in a bright blue sky all day long in Lisbon. The four modern orchestral works in the album are performed by four orchestras. The composer cleverly used orchestral music in "O Sotaque Azul Das Auguas" to talk about....
We are delighted that Sadie has continued to receive premieres during lockdown with new works written for the pianist Rolf Hind and members of the Kreutzer String Quartet - Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandilovski and Clifton Harrison.
Rolf Hind premiered the miniature ‘Barkarolle’ on 15 May 2020 as part of his ongoing series of online performances of new works composed in lockdown:
Following the difficult decision made to cancel the Harrogate International Festival this Summer in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, one of UYMP’s house composers Dr David Lancaster, was commissioned to compose the work for brass band, Eclipse.
Here at UYMP, we were very pleased to hear that David Lancaster’s work for solo piano, Angelus, has been performed both within Duncan Honeybourne’s Contemporary Piano Soundbites Project and by pianist Francesca Hurst within her ‘Daily Dose of Piano’.
James Weeks’ beautiful new work Düsseldorf was aired on BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show on Saturday 9th May. Performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Weeks, and recorded by the BBC, Tom Service described the work as ‘made from an exquisite sensitivity to a particular soundscene’. It is written for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and tubular bells. Weeks says, on the programme: ‘Düsseldorf is a very simple piece in some ways, because it’s a kind of sound postcard of a moment from my life.