Just finished: SIX KILDA MELODIES, settings of melodies from St Kilda for Cello and Accordion. Yes, for Philip Graham and Heidi Luosujärvi. 1st performances 25th August 2018, 20h, Burg Trifels in 76855 Annweiler; 26th August, 17h, Weingut Lanius-Knab in 55430 Oberwesel
And SHIFT for accordion solo, for Marko Kassl, a wonderful musician with whom I have often worked.
Just starting: 3, 4 or 5 short pieces for guitar-quartet, for Daniel März and his quartet.
If You Look Closely You Will See Faces (2nd concerto for trombone and strings) for musicians in Cuba. First performance in Camagüey. Wonderful trombone soloist Roger Reinier Meriño Martinez. Walter Themel conducted. Second performance with young string orchestra in Las Tunas, 24th March 2018.
Interesting didactic projects culminating in fascinating concerts:
Jan - June 2018, Orchester Hagen AUF NACH WIR. School classes and instrumental/vocal groups from around Hagen compose pieces to the theme of a changing society, harmony between disparate groups, a coming together. Concert Stadthalle Hagen, 9th June 2016, 16h
Just finished: January-Dec 2017, Opera House, Düsseldorf
FLUT (FLOOD). Composition-project with children
and young people 10-17yo in Düsseldorf. - an opera written by young people.
Libretto-workshop run by Sascha Pranschke. Composition course by me. Organisation: Junge Oper am Rhein. Premiere 14th Nov 2017 in Duisburg (Opera House). 2nd premiere 20th December in Düsseldorf (Forum Freies Theater). Tickets here.
Here's what I have written recently:
Tooth of the Saint - chamber concerto for trombone and ensemble.
Gravity (Piano-quartet) for the Notos Quartet. First performance Unna, 28th October 2016
Mind The Gap for 10 string players. 5140. First perf. Montepulciano, Giovani Archi Poliziani, cond. Catherine Bruni. 23rd Juli 2016.
Cadenza for Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante (K.Anh. 104 (320e)) for String-trio and Orchestra, version for Piano-quartet
1st perf 27th Aug 2016 Ludwigsburg (Notos Quartet)
Suite for solo violin, ISMN 979-0-011-41050-9 at Robert Lienau Musikverlag (RL 41050).
The Radio-play Scheherzad und der Brunnen der Geschichten (Karleinz Koinegg, music by David Graham) is available at der Hörverlag