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Speed Interview – Satoko Doi-Luck

Tue 22 Oct 2013

Satoko Doi-Luck is one of three young composers featured on the current Night Shift Pub Tour, who have been commissioned by new-music organisation Sound and Music to write short pieces for the tour. Her piece, Flying of Fickle Time got its premiere last month in Angel – to great reception from the crowd. There’s another chance to hear it tonight in Bristol.

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Video feature: Composer Kim B Ashton

Mon 21 Oct 2013

Kim Ashton

Kim is the third of the three composers we’ve been working with to develop new pieces of music for performance on The Night Shift pub tour, in collaboration with new-music organisation Sound and Music. Take a look at this short interview to find out more about him and what inspires his music.

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Video feature: Composer Satoko Doi-Luck

Wed 11 Sep 2013

Tonight at the Old Queen’s Head in Angel, Islington, we give the premiere of Satoko Doi-Luck’s The Flying of Fickle Time, as part of The Night Shift Pub Tour. In this new video interview we talk to the composer about how she got into composing and about the genesis of this new piece.

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Video feature: Composer Kate Whitley

Sat 7 Sep 2013

For the Pub Tour we’ve worked with three cutting-edge young composers to write short pieces for us, all composed with the pub environment in mind. On Monday and Tuesday of this week you get a chance to hear the first of them, Statice for String Quartet by Kate Whitley.

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Speed Interview: Kate Whitley

Fri 30 Aug 2013

Kate is one of three young composers writing brand new music for our Pub Tour. Her piece, Statice for String Quartet, will be premiered at the first night of the Pub Tour on 9 September at the Bedford in Balham and will be performed again the next day at The George Tavern in Shadwell.

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The Night Shift Composers

Fri 2 Aug 2013

The venues have been chosen, the crowdfunding is under way and the composers have been selected.  As you may already know, this Night Shift pub tour is not only going to be taking place in London, Bristol and Brighton, but we’ll also be playing brand new music. We’ve worked with cutting edge new-music organisation Sound and Music to identify three new composers and asked them to each write a short new piece for the tour. They’ve been workshopping and developing these pieces with Orchestra players and now they’re ready for their premieres.

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The Pub Tour 2013 – make it happen

Fri 19 Jul 2013

As announced earlier today, we’re pretty excited to say that The Night Shift Pub Tour is back for 2013.

Obviously, we didn’t want to do exactly the same thing again (that’s clearly very dull) so we’ve added two major twists this time around.

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Sound and Music: the composers revealed

Thu 14 Mar 2013

We promised in our blog a few weeks ago that we’d be announcing the winning three candidates of our Sound and Music Night Shift project, who’ll be mentored by Sally Beamish and OAE musicians.

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The Night Shift meets Portfolio

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Night Shift in a pub

Last Thursday, I joined the esteemed composer Sally Beamish, cellist Robin Michael and Sound & Music’s Creative Projects Leader Hannah Bujic to interview seven candidates to be awarded a place on Sound and Music’s Portfolio programme. 

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Calling all composers…

Wed 28 Nov 2012

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’re working with Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme to offer an opportunity for up to three composers to spend time working closely with selected members of our Orchestra.

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