Mark’s Five Memos will be performed on Saturday 28th April as part of London Music Masters & London Contemporary Orchestra’s Classical Secret project. Hyeyoon Park and Roderick Chadwick will perform the work as part of an immersive musical experience. The performance will be split across two spaces in the intimate 1901 Arts Club using live programme notes and surprise performances in the bar. Info and tickets here.
Mark’s choral work Far to the Northward Lying will be performed by Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group at CoMA’s Festival of Contemporary Music for All on Friday 2nd March 2018. The Festival is taking place in Belgium, Ireland, Germany and the UK and celebrates participation in new music for musicians of all ages and abilities.
Further details and tickets here.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates its 90th birthday in April 2018.
As part of the 90th anniversary celebrations at BBC Hoddinott Hall, the orchestra looks back at works that have been commissioned for BBC NOW over the years. The two concerts (21 February and 28 March) each feature music by former Composers-in-Residence.
Mark is currently writing a new set of short orchestral pieces, which will be premiered in the February concert. Watch this space for further info!
Five Memos for violin and piano will be performed at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York on Friday 12th January by Esther Noh and Jacob Rhodebeck of Lost Dog New Music Ensemble.
The concert kicks off a festival celebrating the contemporary music scene in the UK with music from Anna Meredith, Harrison Birtwistle, Helen Grime and Julian Anderson, amongst many other.
Garth Edwin Sunderland, artistic director of the festival, told Composers Edition ‘it was actually encountering Mark Bowden’s music on his NMC disc that got me thinking more about music from the UK. It’s actually quite rare to encounter UK composers on US new music programmes. That struck me as a strange blind spot, given how much cultural exchange there is otherwise between our two countries.’ Having discovered so much great music that’s either unknown or under-represented in the US, Lost Dog Ensemble wanted to do something that would bring these composers greater attention, which led to this festival. ’It’s our hope that the UK Commotion!’ will make some noise to help to raise the profiles of these incredibly diverse, talented, and creative UK composers.’
For further information and tickets visit www.lostdognewmusic.org