Bernard Hughes releases album of his solo piano musicCrossEyedPianist
The culmination of a long association with pianist Matthew Mills, Bagatelles represents some 30 years of piano music by British composer Bernard Hughes.
Below, October guest editor Judith Robinson picks out her recommended events for the month. See the rest of her editorial content here.
An assembly tour: 1st, 2nd, 4th October | full details
I first met emerging composer Louis D’Heudieres when he was teaching music to very young children using Kodaly methods and taking my own son to hear Louis’ music performed was a seminal experience in his own musical journey. Here, he joins fellow composers Rowland Hill and Charlie Usher in a programme touring Manchester, London and Birmingham that promises exciting new music, film and performance.
Wet Sounds = Deep Listening in Water: 7th October | full details
This event by sound artist Joel Cahen will be an extraordinary experience for swimmers who can listen to his music over six channels both above and under water. Joel also co-founded the charity Liquid Vibrations, which combines sonic art and hydrotherapy for disabled children and young people. Don’t forget your swimsuit and goggles!
Simon Emmerson: Loudspeaker Orchestra concert: 10th October | full details
Simon Emmerson was a key figure in my own music education, introducing me not only to electroacoustic music, but also the art of shifting large amounts of equipment involved in the performance of that music, whilst a student. This event, in the atmospheric surroundings of St Alfege’s church in Greenwich, promises to be a good one!
Sound festival, Aberdeenshire
Sound festival is a long-standing partner of Sound and Music’s and always have a fun, engaging and challenging programme of events. My personal highlights of the festival for are: