70th birthday events in London, Huddersfield and Manchester
Brian Ferneyhough has recently been announced as ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow for 2013-2014 at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. In 2012 Ferneyhough was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university. This latest announcement coincides with Ferneyhough’s 70th birthday, the publication of a new biography by Lois Fitch and events at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and in London.
As part of his work with the School of Advanced Study, Ferneyhough will participate in a series of seminars and talks open to the public and free of charge. On Monday 11th November at 2pm in the Chancellor’s Hall at Senate House, Christopher Redgate will demonstrate passages from Ferneyhough’s new work Schatten aus Wasser und Stein for the Redgate/Howell oboe and string quartet, due to be premiered 17 November at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Ferneyhough’s appearance in conversation with Colin Blakemore at 7pm on 25 November in the Chancellor’s Hall will be the final seminar in a series on new directions in musical research and will be followed by a concert by the Arditti Quartet, playing a selection of Ferneyhough’s work.
In addition to these events, the book launch of Lois Fitch’s new biography of Brian Ferneyhough, part of a series of critical guides to contemporary composers, will take place on 20 November at 17.15 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
For more details of Ferneyhough’s residency and the events programme of the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study, visit their website.
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