— Richard Craig

Autumn>Winter 2018/19

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Photo – R.Craig, Kalv Kyrka, Sweden

 

This Summer has been dedicated to preparing the final stages of my PhD submission, recording, and developing new repertoire for the coming year. There looks to be a new disc in the making too – it has taken some time to bring Kristian Ireland‘s luminous to the point of recording, similarly Ann Cleare‘s eyam iii for solo bass flute, both written for me in 2013. Working with my longtime collaborators, CHIARO, I hope to have the disc, which is dedicated soley to these two works, released as a limited press next year.

This coming Winter I will be continuing to work with Philip Thomas and Damien Harron, performing Crippled Symmetry in York and London, and making an appearance with Explore Ensemble, and EXAUDI, giving the UK premiere of Sciarrino’s Carnaval at HCMF. In early 2019 I will be giving a concert in the Bangor Music Festival, performing new works by Andy Lewis and Tristan Rhys-Williams at Bangor University.

Other new pieces in my repertoire this year include Ligeia by John Croft, an arrangement of Orphée-Le bestiaire cycle for instrumentalist-reciter by Núria Giménez Comas, and Ajax by Max Murray, alongside Pierluigi Billone‘s epic Staglio for solo bass flute, which is based on an ancient Greek text.