— Richard Craig

Updates: Russia, USA trips & Solo Disc

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The teaching year at Bangor University has now come to a close, with some superb performances from the students. There are still opportunities to study performance at Undergraduate and Post-Graduate at the University. Any enquiries regarding funded PhD places, please contact me here for further information.

In the months ahead there are several exciting projects. I will be making a visit to Perm, Russia, with the SMASH ensemble, performing works by Russian and Basque composers, and later in October I will be in the US (Boston and New York) working with Steve Takasugi on a version of The Flypaper. In November I will have a two day residency in Huddersfield University to talk about my own work, give a seminar and a concert (notably of David Pocknee’s new work/installation for flute, video, and live video). November also sees me making a trip to Aberdeen, performing at the SOUND festival,  giving the UK premiere of Gérard Pape’s Two Electro-Acoustic Songs with the stellar Juliet Fraser. The concert will include a newly commissioned work by Patricia Alessandrini for voice, flute and live electronics.

Over the past months I have been working on a paper for Musicology Research about my experiences with Evan Johnson’s solo bass flute piece émoi and, at long last, the final recordings from my new solo disc will soon be in the hands of Métier. Thanks to contributions from Distractfold alongside John Croft‘s expertise as sound engineer, the disc will be available early 2017.