Last week I was in Glasgow and had a lovely conversation about my new flute concerto with Katherine Bryan and journalist Kate Molleson. You can read the interview by clicking here.
I'm delighted that Candlebird has been chosen as part of the PRS Foundation's Resonate programme – a partnership with the Association of British Orchestras and BBC Radio 3, which champions outstanding pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years and aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of these works. This scheme will support a number of performances of Candlebird by my good friends the Aurora Orchestra in their 2017-18 season.
The lovely people at Faber Music keep a vast library of online perusal scores here. My new piano concerto - which was premiered at the beginning of October by Tom Poster with the SCO conducted by Thierry Fischer - is now available.
Last February I had a fantastic time with SCO Connect and Fife schoolchildren on a creative project based on Candlebird, my settings of poetry by Don Paterson. A film crew followed us around and they've made a neat little 8 minute edit of four or so days of improvisation, composition and performance. Take a look here.
Rehearsals for the new Piano Concerto begin next week, and I've written some words for the SCO website that they've labelled "Martin's Musings". I'm currently musing on how much longer I'm allowed to use that photo for - I think it was taken 13 years ago now. Eep.