Author Archives: nina

TIME-TRACE-PLACE

You can read and see what I was up to in St Ives in June here Responding to our environment, we created a constantly evolving installation (sound, visual art) at the Porthmuir Studios in St Ives. There were daily performances, … Continue reading

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time-trace-place (installation and performance project in St. Ives this summer)

I’m involved in a really exciting project in St. Ives this summer. It’s a collaborative venture led by Gavin Osborn, and we’ll be making site-specific installation and performance work daily in artist studios in the town. There’s more information here: … Continue reading

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‘Thread’ – performed by Kathryn Williams (flute)

I’m happy to be sharing this wonderful performance of my flute piece ‘Thread’ to be played IN ONE BREATH. This was commissioned and performed by Kathryn Williams in aid of Help Musicians. I’ll borrow Kathryn’s excellent description: ‘”Thread” by Nina … Continue reading

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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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