Brian Ferneyhough: a symposium

Brian Ferneyhough: a symposium


23 February 2011


Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Free, advance registration required

Brian Ferneyhough: a symposium
Wednesday 23 February 2011

Organised by: Kingston University London; Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Goldsmiths, University of London; Royal Holloway, University of London

Brian Ferneyhough is widely recognized as one of today’s foremost living composers. Since the mid-1970s, when he first gained widespread international recognition, his music has earned him an enviable reputation as one of the most influential creative personalities and significant musical thinkers on the contemporary scene.

Conference Programme

Arnold Whittall The class of ‘43: a context for complexity
Papers by Lois Fitch, Julian Anderson & Fabrice Fitch
Round Table – Ferneyhough’s compositions
Christopher Fox (chair) with Michael Finnissy, Harry Halbreich & Roger Redgate

Papers by Cordulà Pätzold, Klaus Lippe & Matteo Cesari
Round Table – Performing Ferneyhough
Amanda Glauert (chair) with Irvine Arditti, Bridget Carey & Christopher Redgate

16.30 Brian Ferneyhough: keynote lecture

18.00 Film: Ferneyhough’s 6th Quartet
A documentary tracing the Arditti Quartet’s preparations for the première of Ferneyhough’s sixth string quartet.

19.15 Concert
Ensemble Exposé (cond. Roger Redgate)
(soloists: Andrew Sparling, Bridget Carey, Julian Warburton)
La chûte d’Icare (solo clarinet and ensemble)
Incipits (solo viola, obb. percussion and ensemble)
Flurries (ensemble)
O Lux (UK première)

Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Admission free – registration essential via
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Supported by the John Coffin Trust