Category Archives: Workshops

Icebloom in Graz

Stockholm’s Curious Chamber Players will read Icebloom, a piano trio with music box drawing on Schubert’s Winterreise, as part of Impuls Academy, Graz, Austria.

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Centre Acanthes 2011

Information about work­shops of ‘Small Atlas’ by Chris Swithinbank at the Centre Acanthes com­pos­i­tion work­shops in Metz, France, July 2011.

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First Workshop with KEMS

My first work­shop with the or­chestra of King Edward Musical Society is on Tuesday  —  11.1.11!  —  and I’m looking for­ward to playing around with some semi-improvised ex­per­i­ments mixing tra­di­tional nota­tion and graph­ical ele­ments that will hope­fully let us create some in­ter­esting co­in­cid­ences and ar­rays of in­ter­acting lines. I will post some­thing about how it goes over on the […]

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Quatuor Danel Workshop

Two short frag­ments for string quartet were work­shopped at 14:30, Thursday 18 February by the Quatuor Danel as part of my Masters course. The two frag­ments are ex­per­i­ments with ma­terial and nota­tion that I hope to de­velop into a fully-fledged quartet later in the year.

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Richard Casey Piano Workshop

Two new piano studies written as part of my Masters course will be work­shopped along­side those of other Masters stu­dents by Richard Casey, winner of the British Contemporary Piano Competition and founder-member of con­tem­porary music en­semble Psappha, on Monday 14 December. The studies ex­plore as­pects of time and har­mony, de­manding tra­di­tional vir­tu­osity of speed and […]

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    Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch com­poser who works with both acoustic in­stru­ments and elec­tronic sounds. He is cur­rently a stu­dent at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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