Carrion Comfort in Colchester! Free!

7.30pm, Saturday 3 December, Colchester – skip down for full details

OK, so not the orchestral piece – it’s still not quite done, but I’m super-excited about this performance anyway because this is the graphic score of Carrion Comfort! The one that I talked about in the latest work in progress post – the intensity map I created to help me understand where I wanted my fully-notated  orchestral piece to go that became this piece by Stuart Russell. And I’m super-excited that it’s going to be performed by Midnight Llama because I just know they’re going to come up with something totally unlike anything I’d have notated and I can’t wait to see where they take it.

So it’s going to be an awesome night – come along! It’s FREE! All you need to do is RSVP via the Facebook event (everyone’s on Facebook, right? You’re not? Well, just let me know how many will be in your party and I’ll tell the powers that be).

So what’s the event about? Well, lots of exciting shiny new and exciting new music – acousmatic, electronic, live and a mixture of all of the above. Midnight Llama are the headline act:

“we specialise in doing stuff that other people often shy away from or think is too loud or weird for them.
We will hit cheap fiddles with paintbrushes, we will put acoustic instruments through rock guitar pedals, we will involve the audience and we will put on a show instead of just sitting around staring at dots while playing”

As well as Carrion Comfort, there’ll be music by Stuart Russell, Lauren Redhead, Alan Parsons, Norah Lorway, Sam Grinsell (who’s doing a set based on the music of Bach, Ornette Coleman and Bill Drummond) and Chrissie Caulfield, the Llama’s electric violinist.

Chrissie is also going to be holding a composers’ workshop on writing for 5-string and electric violins at 2pm on the day of the concert, so we can learn all about writing for mad distortion pedals and hearing exactly what can be done with and to these instruments. Read more about the workshop on Chrissie’s blog.

Where and when?

It’s called New Music Against the Grain and it’s happening in Colchester, at Slackspace: St James House, Queen Street, CO1 2PQ Colchester, United Kingdom

7.30pm this Saturday, 3 December

Read more and RSVP on Facebook!

Did I say it’s FREE? 🙂

Full live recording of Pieces of Eight!

Finally, I get to announce that there’s a live recording up on SoundCloud! It’s of the premiere of the piano version of Pieces of Eight, which Luca Tieppo performed at the London Composers Forum lunchtime concert at St Mary’s in Putney on 7 October. It’s only 2 minutes and 22 seconds long, so make it an excuse to take a tea-break – you’ve been working hard 🙂

Pieces of Eight (piano version) by caitlinrowley

Free London performance for Pieces of Eight: 7 October 2011

Autumn Aperitif concert posterThis week Luca Tieppo will perform the piano version of my Pieces of Eight at the first of the London Composers Forum’s new series of FREE lunchtime concerts in Putney.

This will be a world premiere performance of this version of the piece.

The concert starts at 1pm at St Mary’s Church in Putney – get the full details from Facebook or the London Composers Forum website.

Want to know more about the piece? Click here to learn about Pieces of Eight and listen to MIDI versions of two of the eight movements

I hope you can come (did I mention it’s free?!) – and do say hello if you do!

New performance: London, 6 Nov

Yes, if you missed the performance of Caitlin Rowley’s Pieces of Eight back in September, it’s on again! The London New Wind Festival is performing it again, in a slightly different configuration on Friday 6 November 2009 at 9pm at Regent Hall, 275 Oxford St, London, W1C 2DJ. It’s going to be part of an evening of women’s music, comprising a panel discussion and four concerts and tickets are either £8(5) for individual events or £15(10) for the full event. Hope to see you there!

For more information, visit the London New Wind Festival website (go to concert details then scroll down to the end for the full evening’s programmes).

London premiere for Pieces of Eight

Flyer for London New Wind Festival concert

We are pleased to announce that Caitlin Rowley’s Pieces of Eight will be receiving its London premiere this week as part of the London New Wind Festival in a concert on 21 September called ‘Brand New Music for Winds’. Pieces of Eight will be performed in a new arrangement for oboe, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano and violin, arranged by oboist Catherine Pluygers.

Also on the programme are works by Anthony Green, Meira M Warshauer, Rebecca Oswald, Orie Sato, Dudley Hyam, William Attwood, Philip Cashian and Michael Finnissy.

Tickets are £8 each, with concessions at £5 and the concert will take place at 7.30pm at St Cyprian’s Church, NW1 6AX. For full details, see the London New Wind Festival website under ‘Concert Details’.