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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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Next solo gig on 15 June

Had a brilliant time at the last concert in the Trio Atem Northern Arcs series yesterday – we played in a bar to a friendly crowd including lots of kids and some unfamiliar faces. My next performance is on Saturday 15 June, … Continue reading

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From the scientific to the sonic

I’m giving a paper at the MuSA conference in Karsruhe, Germany on 25 May. My title is From the scientific to the sonic: compositional and performative approaches in DNA for solo voice I’ll be talking about current compositional approaches that generate sonic … Continue reading

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Northern Arcs

Over the last few months my ensemble Trio Atem has performed five new commissions (Eleri Pound, Scott Wilson, Larry Goves, Martin Iddon, Mic Spencer), so much of my time has been spent learning this music and navigating the new technical … Continue reading

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Happy….

….New Year folks! At the moment I’m working on a new piece for solo voice, which I’ll be performing on Valentine’s Day at the University of Manchester. PLUS – good news on the funding front for Trio Atem: Trio Atem … Continue reading

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