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Composing music might be likened to juggling whilst riding a unicycle: what a wonderful feeling to keep all the balls in the air and not fall off! But this is only possible after a few preliminaries have been taken care of. First one has to invent the wheel. Then the ball. And then all the other components of the unicycle (and figure out how they’re put together). Nobody wants to see the joins, or know how it put together, yet there are so many concepts that must be understood and internalised for everything to appear seamless. So composing is not easy. Yet how can one resist those unlimited possibilities, especially in a world where so much is organised for us, and it can seem that we have so little freedom?
And why is that the best music in the world feels so damn good? I wish I knew, but at least through trying to write the stuff, I can feel like I’m somehow engaging with this question…
Rich in content and association, depth and perspective: this is music by a composer with a ‘hinterland’– Rob Keeley on A Very Serious Game
Whalley Works now published
Richard Whalley is delighted to be one of the founder-member composers to be published by Composers Edition. Scores and parts now available from composersedition.com
New Sounds from Manchester CD released
Stunning and challenging works for string quartet all receiving their first recordings. The Quatuor Danel is the quartet in residence at the University of Manchester (England); all of the composers have strong links with the University too. Established composers John Casken and Philip Grange are joined by two of the new generation, Camden Reeves and Richard Whalley, with works of exceptional distinctiveness and inspiration.
Late July / Early August – details to be announced
September/ October– details to be announced
Thursday 25th February 2016, 1.10pm
A concert of contemporary flute repertoire by flute virtuoso Gavin Osborn, including new works by Richard Whalley and Elizabeth Ditmanson
Thursday 14th April 2016, 1.10pm
Specialising in string quartet repertoire and commissioning new works from composers, the Ebonit Saxophone Quartet is no normal quartet, and this concert will include new works by Richard Whalley and Kevin Malone.
Sunday 28th June 2015, 6.30pm
Saturday 13 June 2015, 4pm
Richard Whalley, July 2015
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