This is an album of new arrangements by Omar Carmenates of my non-percussion chamber works. Omar has taken Aegean and Corybas (piano trios), Matre’s Dance and Drum Dances (piano and percussion), Piano Quintet, Jettatura (solo piano), and Muisca (two guitars) and created fantastic new percussion ensemble versions of these works. They've now been recorded and are due for release later this year with Parma Recordings.
Very excited to be working on a percussion orchestra piece for TCU Percussion Studio. Thanks so much to Brian A. West for the invitation to collaborate. I'm very much hoping to be able to attend the premiere in late 2019. Pulling together many sources of inspiration for this work; Zine Hbibi, Jaco Pastorius, and Bijan Chemirani. The work is for 12 percussionists with a core of 4 marimbas and 2 vibes.
Commissioned by Piano Circus and trialled at Snape Maltings, UK early 2018, this piece is now evolving into a standalone stage show, with set design and direction by Sjaron Minailo. Working on an international premiere series in 2020.
Commissioned by Shaun Tilburg this short piece for snare drum and digital audio will be included on the upcoming Naxos album by Pedro Carneiro, and will receive it's premiere at the hands of Michael Burritt in Shanghai in September this year.
You can listen to the piece here: https://open.spotify.com/album/6n4I0rOepXcsGmcxLXc8jR
I'm very excited to be collaborating with the legendary Michael Burritt to crate a hybrid acoustic-electronic concerto for him as soloist, with a percussion quartet as orchestra, and a digital audio track to expand the sonic universe.
An incredible opportunity to work with one of my musical heroes, Russel Walder https://www.russelwalder.com/
His album Music for a Shift in Consciousness has been on my high rotate list ever since I first heard it. It's a masterpiece.
I'll be collaborating with Russel to transform his exquisite electronica-based works into orchestral scores for live performance.
I'm thrilled to be invited back to this wonderful festival directed by Dinos Mastroyannis. In late May 2019 (dates TBC) in the beautiful seaside city of Volos, I'm looking forward to hearing a concert of chamber works and to screen the feature film of No Man's Land.
Includes Planet Damnation, Djinn, View From Olympus, Three Psalms.
An epic new concerto for percussion quartet, orchestra, and electronics. Still under discussion but terrifically exciting to be potentially working with WDR and the dynamic Re:Percussion ensemble.
Wonderful to be working with Alexej again and very excited about collaborating with Signum Quartet.