— Richard Craig

VALE (due for release in Summer 2017)

 

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GRIZZANA

 

The Jürg Frey portrait disc is now on general release from Another Timbre. The disc was recorded by Ensemble Grizzana consists of Jürg Frey (clarinet), Mira Benjamin (violin), Emma Richards (viola), Philip Thomas (piano), Seth Woods (cello) Ryoko Akama (electronics) and is alongside some other fantastic releases on the Another Timbre label. Extracts can be found here.

 

Amp/Al

My experiments with various flutes and amplifiers with volume pedal are finally ready for release. The limited edition disc with specially designed art work will be available here after the 28th of August, as well as a download.

AMP/Al are a series of works that thrive on the constraints of the equipment and the potential of feedback within, across and through the instrument. The disc also contains a new work by Rodrigo Constanzo for feedback snare drum with feedback flute. Thanks to collaborators Rodrigo Constanzo and Angela Guyton who contributed enormously to both the cover art of the disc and the music herein.

The disc was released as part of a Distractfold concert in the IABF on the 29th of August.

 

 

INWARD

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Brian Ferneyhough – Unity Capsule for solo flute

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Richard Barrett – INWARD for flute and percussion (Pontus Langendorf)

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John Croft – …ne l’aura che trema for alto flute and electronics

 

From the initial idea to make this disc (circa 6 years ago) until the last recording in August 2010, it serves as a document of my work during this period and the fruitful contact with composers. The CD is now available to purchase here on the METIER label, as well as major distributers such as iTunes, Amazon and Play.com.

inward was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year 2011

Recordings: Almost all of the recordings were made in the Antonin Artaud building of Brunel University, Uxbridge, under the supervision of John Croft from April 2009 until August 2010, with the exception of Inward for flute and percussion, which was recorded by Jamie Fawkus in Capitol, Stockholm, Sweden. The disc also features stellar performances from Karin Hellqvist (violin) and Pontus Langendorf (percussion).

Repertoire: The works span several instruments and styles of composition, all of them having a substantial impact upon my playing and approach to performing new music. INWARD refers to Richard Barrett’s duo for flute and percussion and also points towards toward the musical inclinations of some of the works and their sound world.

PDF of CD Linear notes, composer biographies and pictures- click here

Reviews/Response:

The first essential new music disc of 2011?”

[Unity Capsule]  “Craig instills the piece – so often caricatured as a Sisyphean struggle against an unyielding notation – with fearsome confidence, swagger even. Thirty-five years on its challenges may have been parried, absorbed, reflected and dispersed anew, but it speaks now with a commanding and often beautiful authority.”

18/03/2011 Tim Rutherford-Johnson, an extract from the Rambler.

 


MusikFabrik – Michaels Reise um die Erde

 

 

michaels reise um die erde by Karlheinz Stockhausen was a major project undertaken by MusikFabrik and La Fura dels Baus in 2007/8 performing throughout Europe at Venice Bienalle, Wiener Festwochen and Festival D’automne. Live recordings from our performances in Paris have now been released on CD by the WERGO/MusikFabrik label.

 

 

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with Evan Parker

The first CD release from The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra featuring Evan Parker. These live recordings performed at The Einstein, Munich and The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow are a fine example of large group free improvisation and show the band in its early stages.

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My first recording project with the Avant-Garde Project. The recordings were mastered by Douglas Whates, and then released in 2006. Unedited recordings of Sgothan by James Dillon as well as works by Sciarrino and Ferneyhough