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I will be attending the second Athens Composer/Performer Conference this October, where All the things inside me are doing what they need to be doing will be performed by pianist Christine Tokatlian.
The second issue of the CeReNeM Journal is available here, and includes a discussion between Robert Dahm and me, “Composer interaction in pedagogical contexts”. The issue is entitled “Specialist training in new music – summer courses, festivals and symposia”. Other contributing authors include Jennie Gottschalk, Richard Haynes, Timothy McCormack and Naomi Pinnock.
On Monday 22nd November, pianist Kate Ledger will premiere a new work of mine, along with pieces by Ray Evanoff and Timothy McCormack, at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The event is part of the hcmf// shorts series and is free to attend.
A recording of I want to write a book like a cloud that changes as it goes he said is now on the Works page, along with the performances of Between I and Between II from April’s Masters concert in Huddersfield.
The first issue of the CeReNeM journal is now online, and features an interview I gave to Ray Evanoff in which we discuss issues of tactility, perception and notation in and darkness sweeps in like a hand and other recent pieces. A huge ‘thank you’ is owed to both Ray and Robert Dahm for all their hard work on this.
Recordings of allone, Between I and Splendid are now available to download from the Works page.
1.15, Wednesday 10th February, St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
Ben Isaacs – allone (2009)
Helmut Lachenmann – Allegro Sostenuto (1986-88)
Timothy McCormack – Apparatus (2009)
Erik Ulman – Canto XXV (2007)
Erik Ulman – Weights and Measures (2008-09)
Richard Haynes – clarinets
Séverine Ballon – cello
Mark Knoop – Piano
Iain Harrison – “In Pain and Sadness” Improvisations and musings for saxophone
1.15 Thursday 21st January, St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
Improvisations 2 & 3 – Ryo Noda
I Never Look Like Myself – Ben Isaacs
Aus Schmerz und Trauer – Nicolaus A. Huber
Enmeshed – Michael Clarke
plus improvisations from “Apropos” duo
Welcome to Ben Isaacs’ website! pdf scores and mp3 recordings are available on the Works page. Many thanks to Scott McLaughlin for hosting the mp3s.