New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

Four works by CNM composers were included in a performance of old and new music for early instruments at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium on 15 Oct 2019 as part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas. Works for recorder quartet with harpsichord by Jenni Pinnock, Peter Thorne and Stephen Watkins were performed by the Maestral Ensemble withContinue reading “New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019”

Composing for two harpsichords: article in Sounding Board

An article on CNM’s two harpsichords call for scores has appeared in Issue 13 of Sounding Board, the newsletter of the British Harpsichord Society. It is downloadable free from the BHS website here. Based upon our experience with the call, the article also discusses a number of typical problems with submissions, and provides a rangeContinue reading “Composing for two harpsichords: article in Sounding Board”

New music for two harpsichords: music examples compilation released

We have created a compilation of information on eleven works selected by Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar from our two harpsichords call for scores, including a sample page from each score, notes on the works and composer contacts. The document can be downloaded here: CNM New Music for two harpsichords compilation: information, contacts and examples DetailsContinue reading “New music for two harpsichords: music examples compilation released”

Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies

On Saturday 11th May, several CNM members will have their music premiered by harpischordist Sara Stowe at her Music of Starrs and Skies concert. Premieres of music by Philip Joy, Peter Thorne, Laurence Glazier and Jenni Pinnock will be performed alongside a varied programme of music including other newly commissioned works. The concert will beContinue reading “Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies”

Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music

Piano Project 2018 is the third Piano Project event run by Dylan Christopher and Colchester New Music. For each event, composers have been invited to submit scores for aspirant pianists – between the levels of grade 1 and grade 5, and no longer than 5 minutes in length – to be considered for the project.Continue reading “Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music”