Author Archives: nina

House of Mazes film

I’m delighted to share this film of my recent piece House of Mazes. It was a really interesting process to consider how camerawork and lighting could interact to add another dimension to the performance of this piece. I’m really pleased with … Continue reading

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March and April performances

I’ve spent the last few months developing musical mazes and ideas concerning game-like ensemble interaction. The results of this include a new piece for my ensemble Trio Atem, House of Mazes. This piece will form part of our tenth birthday UK … Continue reading

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The Astrolabe Series recording now online

You can now listen to the massed performance of four of the pieces from The Astrolabe Series on Soundcloud. Many thanks to my colleagues in Trio Atem, our friends who joined us (Otto Willberg, Danny Saul, Matthew Sergeant, Emma Richards), … Continue reading

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BBC Philharmonic premiere

The map of days outworn will be heard in concert for the first time this Saturday, performed by the BBC Philharmonic and Andrew Gourlay. Details here. The piece was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of the celebrations surrounding … Continue reading

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BBC Philharmonic

I’m delighted to announce a new commission from the BBC Philharmonic for 2016. The project forms part of events celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. I will be collaborating with a playwright from the North West to create a … Continue reading

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Astrolabes and the sound of dark matter

The recording of Ealing Youth Orchestra’s fantastic performance of Dark Matter Sounding is here: https://soundcloud.com/ninawhiteman/dark-matter-sounding There are other recordings on my Soundcloud page that are relatively new, including Quatuor Danel playing Cloud Fragments particularly brilliantly! https://soundcloud.com/ninawhiteman/nina-whiteman-cloud-fragments-quatuor-danel  Over the last few months I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Dark Matter [nearly] Sounding

Here’s the link to a post published on Sound and Music’s blog – it’s about writing for young musicians. I reflect on my experiences of working with Ealing Youth Orchestra, and how my Adopt-a-Composer commission in 2011 laid the foundations … Continue reading

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Exploring the universe

I’ve been working hard on a series of commissions since the summer. Many of the pieces explore scientific concerns and concepts: Dark Matter Sounding (for Ealing Youth Orchestra – premiere on 1 March) The Galaxy Rotation Problem (for Psappha – performed … Continue reading

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The Galaxy Rotation Problem

I’ve spent the past few months working on a commission from Psappha. It’s called The Galaxy Rotation Problem, and the premiere is on 2 November – details here http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:z3q-hj5iqpcx-6dub26 Flier here Psappha 2nd November – Manchester Uni A5 This is the programme note: … Continue reading

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dates….[up]dates…

Some things to look forward to in the coming months! Saturday 21 September 8pm – solo voice set (to include Kurtág, Aperghis, and my solo piece DNA) – Manchester, location to be revealed…. Tuesday 29 October 6pm – Trio Atem performance (programme … Continue reading

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