Birmingham Contemporary Music Group presents two premieres at their next concert, Migrating Sounds, on 15 December at Birmingham’s CBSO Centre.
The Group performs the first UK presentation of Rebecca Saunders’ new work, Scar, which is inspired by the idea of residual marks and the way in which paper is physically marked, left to right, by annotated music. Scar, a Sound Investment co-commission, is the culmination to date of a growing relationship between BCMG and Rebecca Saunders, which started in 2017.
The evening continues with the world premiere of Richard Causton’s Transients, another BCMG Sound Investment commission.
The repertoire is completed with renditions of Tension by Vito Žuraj, in a new version for two ensembles with NEXT musicians side-by-side, and Shiori Usui’s Deep, a work written in 2014 as part of BCMG’s Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Scheme run in partnership with Sound and Music. Inspired by the Blue Planet BBC TV series, Deep takes the listener on a musical journey to the very bottom of the ocean.