Dr Edward Jessen
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- Score DAP-036 TEN BELLOWS (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDO18X6i2t4 for theatrical pianist, assistant performer and auxiliary audio Commissioned by and written for Catherine Laws with support from Orpheus Institute Ghent, Belgium and the University of York. First performed as part of Performance, Subjectitvity and Experimentation at the Orpheus Research Festival 2015; Catherine Laws and Lucia D'Errico; 30 Sep 2015. 05 May 2016 as part of 'Player Piano', A performance piece by Catherine Laws; York Spring Festival; directed by Teresa Brayshaw—with the assistant role performed on this occasion by Hannah Butterfield; Scenic Stage Theatre, Department of Theatre, Film and Television; University of York. [Player Piano is a collaboration with theatre makers Teresa Brayshaw and Hannah Butterfield, composers Edward Jessen, Annea Lockwood, Roger Marsh and Paul Whitty, and filmmaker Wendy Kirkup.] 02 Nov 2017 recorded by Jenna Sung at Trinity Laban studio; Jack Pennifold, engineer. 01 Dec 2017 performed as part of Trinity Laban Parallax 10, by Mahsa Salali with the Assistant played by Anandi Sala Casanova; Blackheath Halls 03 Sep 2018 Peacock Room, King Charles Court, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Mahsa Salali piano recital: A Woman Who Plays Piano — Epiphany Pain Movement [The Assistant played by Anandi Sala Casanova.] 24 Nov 2018 Malmö Academy, Sweden, as part of 'Player Piano', A performance piece by Catherine Laws; directed by Teresa Brayshaw—with the assistant role performed by Hannah Butterfield Player Piano är en lekfull utforskning av artistens kreativa persona i relation till sitt instrument. Player Piano är ett tvärkonstnärligt samarbete mellan pianisten Catherine Laws, tonsättarna Edward Jessen, Annea Lockwood, Roger Marsh och Paul Whitty, scenkonstnären Teresa Brayshaw och filmarna Wendy Kirkup och Hannah Butterfield. 24/11 Musikhögskolan i Malmö, Lilla Salen Kl 19:30 JAN – Nov 2019 Collaborative video with Korean filmmaker Minjung Im (Lynette Quek, sound) 28 Nov 2019 Theater Tinnenpot, Ghent Belgium, as part of 'Player Piano', A performance piece by Catherine Laws; directed by Teresa Brayshaw—with the assistant role performed by Hannah Butterfield (as part of a larger Orpheus Instituut event, Who is the ‘I’ that performs? Enacting Musical Identitites)
- Score DAP-037 SYLLABLE (2021) an operatic sonic theatre work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLIhTF96GGw Syllable was commissioned by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, as part of their Vocal Studies Opera programme, and with funding from : Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, PRS for Music Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators, Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and from the The Gemma Classical Music Trust. Premiered by Trinity Laban student opera cast with members of the Contemporary Music Group, Joseph Alford (director), Gregory Rose (conductor); Molly Einchcomb (set design), Akhila Krishnan (video design) and David Sheppard (sound); 14 and 15 January 2022, Laban Theatre Deptford, London.
- Score DAP-034 ROOD POSITIONS (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E32dmxpxsKI an enchantment for amplified string quartet, theatrical figure and auxiliary audio Natasha Lohan, soprano; Elysian Quartet Dominic Murcott, sound Saskia Vranken and Rüta Irbïte, design elements Video filmed by Mattia Pagura and Marco Marasca First performed at a private event at 71 Queensway in London on 27 Sep 2014 Subsequent performances: 06 Feb 2015 as part of Parallax05: Trinity Laban Composers at the ICA (curated by Sam Hayden); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London [Contemporary Music Group, Gregory Rose, director. Performers: Amy Worsfold, soprano; Julia Hart, vn1; Justine Bui, vn2; Kristin Chai, vle and Natalie Hancock, vcl; Saskia Vranken and Rüta Irbïte, design elements and Michele Panegrosi and Kit Venables, sound] 10 Apr 2015 The piece was presented as part of a conference paper, 'The Legacy of Beckett in Music Theatre' by Catherine Laws alongside work by Mauricio Kagel and Georges Aperghis. The paper was part of the Third Panel — Sonic Legacies & Radiophonic Echoes which was part of a larger event "Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures" at the University of Reading; Minghella Building.
- Score DAP-021 REPLICA (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB086rwKtM4 a staged work for soprano, tenor, recorder consort and auxiliary audio for Peyee Chen, John Potter and Consortium5 Broadcast on BBC Radio3 InTune, 07 Jun 2013 Premiered as part of Spitalfields Summer Music Festival Rich Mix, Venue One 11 June 2013 Nominated in the Chamber-Scale Composition category of the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.
- Score DAP-024 MOTHER TONGUE TAUTOLOGIES (2010) Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra as part of UBS Soundscapes : Pioneers. First performed 24 June 2010—cond, James MacMillan; LSO St Lukes, London.
- Score DAP-030 THE DISCERNING HOURS (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q45w6e6bik for solo oboe, auxiliary audio and swaying ladies Written for Joseph Sanders and members of the Performance Design course at Central St Martins. Commissioned by the London Sinfonietta for 'Hidden'; New Music Day 3, Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Writing The Future scheme. Writing the Future is generously supported by The Boltini Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, Anthony Mackintosh and Michael & Patricia McLaren-Turner. First performed South Bank Centre, London 02 December 2012: Joseph Sanders with costume designs by Agnieszka Zofia Beaupré, Diva Maria Di Giacomo, Julia Nowak and Saskia Vranken. Choreography performed by members of Central St Martins Performance Design Unit. Subsequent performances: 04 Mar 2013 as part of the 'Black Maria' event, Granary Building Central St Martins. (Black Maria structure was designed by Richard Wentworth), Joseph Sanders, ob. 10 May 2013 as part of Making Connections: Collaborating Across Artforms conference at the Frobisher Rooms, Barbican Centre With further choreography by Georges Hann 04 Oct 2013 as part of 'Four Collaborations', Dance Umbrella (Betsy Gregory, cur.), London. Gareth Hulse, oboe; Saskia Vranken & Julia Nowak, performance design and Georges Hann, choreography. [Performers: Dacia Biletnikoff, Jordan Bridge, Jenna Broas, Olivia Brown, Anders Duckworth, Fanni Esterhazy and Paige Jackson.] 12 Oct 2013 as part of Dance Umbrella (Betsy Gregory, cur.) at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place Joseph Sanders, oboe 15 Jan 2014 recorded the piece for future release by London Sinfonietta/Sound Intermedia (Ian Dearden and David Shepard); Gareth Hulse, oboe; All Saints Church, East Finchley, London.
- Score DAP-020 CHAMBRE 119 (2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPoe8Oo3P9o for performer: amplified voice, piano, toy piano and cd accompaniment Funding: Arts Council England First performance: 18 March 2009; Sherwell Centre; University of Plymouth, Catherine Laws “Piano and Other Things”; Peninsula Arts Contemporary Piano Series Subsequent performances: 01 Oct 2009 Blackheath Concert Halls, as part of Naked II, Andreas Papapetrou 14 Nov 2009 Sights & Sounds Day, part of The Cutting Edge, London, Catherine Laws 18 Feb 2010 Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Bath, as part of “Hammered! and Other Things”, Catherine Laws 23 Feb 2010, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, Catherine Laws 26 Feb 2010 Oxford Sonic Arts, Oxford Brookes University, Catherine Laws 14 May 2010 Spring Festival of New Music, University of York, National Centre for Early Music, Catherine Laws 15 Sep 2010 Orpheus Instituut Research Centre in Music (Ghent Belgium), as part of the 'Unexpected Variations' Research Festival, Handelbeurs, Catherine Laws [playing both the live and the film versions] 26 Mar 2012 Orpheus Instituut Research Centre in Music (Ghent Belgium), as part of the International Orpheus Academy for Music & Theory 2012, Experimentation versus Interpretation, ORCiM presentation I, Catherine Laws: "…lost & found…" [playing both the live and the film versions] 24 Aug 2012 Castle Coole, Enniskillen (Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland), Happy Days Festival, as part of Dark At Its Full – An Evening of Music and Film on reflection of Beckett’s novella Mercier and Camier, Catherine Laws 26 Apr 2013 Auditorio Martín Códax del Conservatorio Superior de Música, Vigo (Galicia, Spain), Festival de Piano, Noemí Salomón 12 Aug 2013 Broadcast on Australian Radio (Melbourne) PBS 106.7fm as part of 'The Sound Barrier', an interview with Juan Parra Cancino, hosted by Ian Parsons (UK, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Spain and Australia — as of Aug 2013) 24 Nov 2018 Malmö Academy, Sweden, as part of 'Player Piano', film version installed into the gallery and played continuously. 19 Jun 2019 As part of the New Lights Festival, Trinity Laban. Mahsa Salali. 10 Apr 2015 The piece was presented as part of a conference paper, 'The Legacy of Beckett in Music Theatre' by Catherine Laws alongside work by Mauricio Kagel and Georges Aperghis. The paper was part of the Third Panel — Sonic Legacies & Radiophonic Echoes which was part of a larger event "Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures" at the University of Reading; Minghella Building.
- Score DAP-031 GALLUP MEMO (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBmGiRzsi5w for four players (percussion, violin, viola and contrabass) and theatrical figure Collaboration with Joseph Alford, Theatre O Gallup Memo was developed as part of the Blue Touch Paper commissioning programme with funding provided by the Jerwood Charitable and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundations. It was first performed by Carolina Valdés and members of the London Sinfonietta at a preview event on 14 May 2013, Village Underground, London. Subsequent performances: 02 Dec, 2016 as part of Parallax 08, Blackheath Concert Halls Contemporary Music Group, dir by Gregory Rose. Lucy Bray, actor; Henry Fynn, percussion; Victor Capamagiu, violin; Yee Sinn, viola and Enzo dell'Oglio, bass. Auxiliary sound operated by Kit Venables, Matt Watt and Alessandro Zancan. Lighting by Malcolm Richards.
- Score DAP-033 MAIDEN NAME (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgVJtE3O-Q for a company of seven players and auxiliary audio Commissioned by and written for Galvanize Ensemble's Happenstance programme with funding from PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England. Premiered at The Bluecoat, Liverpool on 31 July 2015
- Other ACROBATS (2014) album by Laura Moody; co-producer, Surbiton Lagoon Records (UK) https://surbitonlagoon.greedbag.com/buy/acrobats-10
- Score DAP-017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYVrN-UbW94 Companion (2008) for two performers, voice and toy pianos and additional string ripieno First performance: 09 Jun 2008 National Centre for Early Music, York Late Music Festival Subsequent peformances: 20 Nov 2008 Cutting Edge Series The Warehouse, London Black Hair Ensemble; 29 Apr 09 FuseLeeds Festival The Venue/Recital Room Leeds College of Music; 26 Jun 2009 Corsham Festival, Wiltshire 01 Oct 09 University of Manchester; 15 Oct 09 University of Durham; 15 March 2010 As part of the Orpheus Instituut/University of York 'Seminar on Research into Co-Creative Practices in Music’ Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York; 05 Oct 2010, Axis Arts Centre Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, Crewe as part of 'Rising' (a 60 minute sequence of actions and musical events); 06 Oct 2011, as part of Naked IV, Trinity’s Contemporary Music Group (Matthieu Esnult and Eduard Garcia Carles — principal performers; Frederick Taylor violin and Matthew Strover cello); Blackheath Concert Halls; 07 Dec 2011, as part of a Nonclassical club night; Troy Bar, Hoxton, London; with the same Trinity CMG performers; 18 Oct 2013, as part of The Third Viennese School (NOT): a progeny concert [compositions by Wesleyan alumni who worked with Neely Bruce], Trinity Chapel at Trinity College; Hartford, Connecticut US [performers: Stuart Breczinski, Megan Natoli, and Elisabeth Tomzcyk with the West End String Quartet]; 24 May 2014, Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University as part of Chamber Music by Wesleyan Alumni. [Elisabeth Tomcyzk and Brian Parks, toy pianos and voice; Lu Friedman, vn and Anne Berry, vc]; 18 Jun 2018, Loggia, King Charles Court, Trinity Laban Conservatoire as part of New Lights Festival (Event No. 7 “Secret Theatre”). [Mahsa Salali and Michaella Livadiotis, toy pianos and voice.]
- Score DAP-025 Prime (2010) Written for John Potter and Charlotte Bishop. First played on the occasion of “Not a Soul but Ourselves : A Roger Marsh Celebration”, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York on 24 November 2010.
- Other DAP-026 Gentleman's Hat, Raving Unknown Speech (2011) Lucier Tribute Piece in November 2011 Installed in the Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, US
- Score DAP-011C Præda (2001) for orchestra First performance: 11 May 2002 National New Composers Forum; Spring Music Festival Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds, John Carewe, dir
- Festival SPOR-FESTIVAL (2006) “Legible Hearings” (at Laese Lyden) Aarhus, Denmark appointed festival curator 4-7 May 2006 https://www.sporfestival.dk
- Other ARTIST PROJECT / LAUGHTER SCORES Cabinet Magazine; issue 17 Spring 2005 https://www.cabinetmagazine.org
- Performance ELABORATE DISPLAYS (2010) As guests of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, touring works as part of a concert series ‘Elaborate Displays’—giving concerts at venues in Beijing, Fuzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan. As part of the tour, giving lectures and masterclasses in the same cities.
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