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A stillness on the ear

On 30th April 2010 a new work of mine, Wege & Waldstille, for cla­rinet, hand­held per­cus­sion, piano, cello and elec­tronics will be per­formed by con­tem­porary music group Psappha. Here are a few more thoughts on that and si­lence in my music.

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Work in Progress & Upcoming Performances

I am cur­rently working on a new work for cla­rinet, cello, piano and hand­held per­cus­sion to be premiered on Friday 30th April at 17:30 by players from Psappha new music en­semble. Mikrokonzert: I Swear I Saw the Sun Falling, written last year, will be per­formed by new music en­semble Vaganza on 16th May at 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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  • Microbiography

    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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