Skyline has been performed in Bangor, Birmingham, Leeds, Mar del Plata and Moscow…
The blackbird’s song: at once immediately accessible and impenetrably complex; transcending cultural and historical context; performed daily and free of charge, in the grandest gardens and the bleakest urban slums; a single line and a complex web of counterpoint; endlessly inventive and always repeating itself; completely original and so well known; the peace of a garden and the irrepressible joy of creativity; a music that belongs to all and is owned by none.
Skyline was realized in 2016 at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Bangor University (Wales, UK) and premiered on October 20, 2016 at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio (Bangor). Skyline includes recordings of Bangor University’s Crossley-Holland collection of pre-Columbian Mexican wind instruments. Thanks to Susan Rawcliffe (flautist) and Scott Flesher (recording supervisor). Skyline was awarded the First Prize at the 9th Destellos Electroacoustic Composition Competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2017).
- October 20, 2016, Unseen Preludes: Denis Smalley at 70, Pontio — Bangor University, Bangor (Wales, UK)
October 20, 2016Bangor (Wales, UK)
March 17, 2017Leeds (England, UK)
September 26, 2017Moscow (Russia)
April 12, 2018Mar del Plata (Argentina)
April 27, 2018Birmingham (England, UK)
November 13, 2017Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)