by Colin Currie May 21st, 2008

Introducing Simon Holt’s “A Table of Noises”

May the 14th this year saw the premiere of Simon Holt’s “A Table of  Noises” and the final fruition to my use of my BBT funds. Jointly commissioned by the fund and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, this work will, I have no doubt, make a huge impact not only in the percussion world but for new music in general. It opens up a brilliantly original sound world and the rapt audience in Birmingham gave the work a duly robust ovation. I am extremely happy with the music and believe the trust can once again be hugely proud of its vital contribution to new music of the very highest order.

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by Simon Crawford-Phillips May 6th, 2008

Giving life to Glanert’s Concerto

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore gave the world premiere of Detlev Glanert Double Piano Concerto with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow on 15th March 2008. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 9th August.

I’m just on my way out of the door to return a hire car and as I leave the flat I pick up today’s post. In amongst the trash is a CD from the BBC of our premiere of Detlev’s Concerto. Listening to this is the first time I fully appreciate what the BBT project has really achieved. Not the performance especially, which went well, but the possibility of giving life to a new piece.

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