News

  • 4 Dec 2017

    Works from Sadie Harrison’s CD ‘The Rosegarden of Light’ to be featured in documentary, ‘Laila at the Bridge’

    We are very pleased that two tracks from Sadie Harrison’s The Rosegarden of Light CD (featuring American ensemble Cuatro Puntos and Ensemble Zohra from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, conducted by Camilo Jauregui) have been used for another film, this time an important documentary directed by Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei entitled Laila at the Bridge.

  • 30 Nov 2017

    New House Composer – Frederick Viner

    Here at UYMP we are very pleased to announce the signing of our newest house composer, Frederick Viner.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Luís Tinoco – 'Short Cuts (f)' premiere and Madeira “portrait concert”

    Here at UYMP we are very pleased to announce that on the 10th of November, Luís Tinoco’s work Short Cuts (f) was performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Additionally, on the 25th of November, the Madeira Classical Orchestra, conducted by Pedro Neves, will present a concert, dedicated to Tinoco’s work.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Thomas Simaku – World Premiere on BBC Radio 3

    Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 20th November 2017. The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by King’s College Director of Music Stephen Cleobury.  For full details, please follow the link:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09fnpyz

  • 8 Nov 2017

    BASCA shortlists Hughes' children's opera

    UYMP is delighted that Ed Hughes’  The Feast That Went Off With A Bang has been shortlisted in the Amateur/Young Performer section of the 2017 BASCA Awards.  Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group as one of ten ‘Snappy Operas’, a nationwide project to make opera with young people aged 7-11, the work is written for children’s voices, clarinet, horn and piano, with libretto by Peter Cant.  It is based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage. The UK premiere, given by Gosforth CE Primary School, took place on March 24th 2017 at Whitehaven Civic Hall, followed by performances at Bury St Edmunds, Launceston, Great Yarmouth and Whitley Bay. 

  • 6 Nov 2017

    Luís Tinoco featured in Ivan Moody’s ‘FOUR PORTUGUESE MINIMALISTS? IBERIAN REFLECTIONS’ (Tempo 71)

    Within this article, Ivan Moody states that 'the impact of minimalism in Portugal has barely been studied; the establishment and subsequent institutionalisation of post-serial and other avant-garde thinking meant that approaches to other kinds of modernism – and whether or not ostensibly postmodernist approaches could be included in such categories – only gradually came to be employed, during the course of the 1990s. This article discusses the work of four composers, Luís Tinoco, Nuno Côrte-Real, Eugénio Rodrigues and Tiago Cutileiro, as part of this context.'

  • 6 Nov 2017

    Jeremy Dale Roberts to be remembered at the 2017 British Composer Awards

    BASCA will remember the late Jeremy Dale Roberts, who passed away on 11 July this year, at the 2017 British Composer Awards with a performance of selected short pieces from Croquis for String Trio.

  • 4 Nov 2017

    Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

    Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, will receive its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.The work will be performed by Egli Prifti, who has focused on Simaku’s works as part of his doctoral programme.

  • 3 Nov 2017

    Prima Facie release Sadie Harrison's CD 'Return of the Nightingales'

    We are delighted to announce the Prima Facie release of Return of the Nightingales: Music for Solo Piano (PFCD072), featuring eight world premiere recordings of solo piano works by Sadie Harrison, composed between 2012 and 2017. The CD will be released on 17 November 2017.

  • 26 Oct 2017

    James Weeks – World Premiere Reviews

    Here at UYMP, we are delighted to announce that James Weeks has received fantastic reviews following the world premiere of his works Primo Libro and Libro di fiammelle e ombre.

  • 5 Oct 2017

    Why is gender still an issue in music? - Hilda Paredes

    On 23 November, 2017, at the Creative Arts Building in Huddersfield, Hilda Paredes will participate in a panel which will address why gender is still an issue in music and how the music community can work to break down these barriers.

  • 2 Oct 2017

    ‘The Scream’ for String Orchestra - Thomas Simaku – World Premiere

    Based on Edvard Munch’s iconic painting, Thomas Simaku’s new work, The Scream, will receive its world premiere in Cambridge on 17 November 2017. It will be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by King’s College Director of Music Stephen Cleobury. 

    Of this substantial piece lasting 20 minutes, Thomas Simaku writes:

    ‘The iconic painting by Edvard Munch was the main impulse for writing this piece - hence the title. Its “silent scream” whose echo spans (and can be heard) well beyond the painting's time and frame, struck a chord with me for its resonance with our modern times.

    In no way programmatic, the music here focuses on the concentrated form of expression that emanates from the space, the colours, and the gritty intensity of the “deafening silence” in Munch's painting.