The central theme of this first piece in a projected cycle of orchestral works is
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The Prom is on the 5th of August, 2013.
Also on the 5th of August, this concert is a selection of Cowie’s chamber music to
be held at the Royal College of Music at 17.30. Edward will be in conversation with
BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGreggor. The works include BadLands Gold for tuba and piano,
Blue Blues for solo marimba, three Two-Part Inventions for solo piano, first movement
String Quartet no. 6, and will be performed by students from the Royal Northern
College of Music. Concert to be broadcast later that evening.
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A new commission from Air Commodore Ian Stewart for The Spitfire Choir, of The Royal
Air Force. The work will deal with take-off of a ‘sortie’ of Spitfires during the
height of The Battle of Britain (dawn), and close with ‘the return’ (dusk). It will
be premiered on November 23rd, 2013.
The world premiere of Cowie’sThe Colours of Dark Light for The Coull Quartet with
Christopher Redgate (Oboes) is to be held at Warwick University on the 20th Novemeber
2013, at 19.30.
The second performance will be at Imperial College, London at 19.30 on the 26th
of November. Accompanying this performance will be an exhibition of the drawings
which were part of Cowie’s pre-compositional process, as well as drawings from other
works related to physics.
The Colours of Dark Light - Drawing Towards Music, The Blythe Gallery, Imperial College,
London. November 19-28, 2013.
Cowie Portrait CD
Gesangbuch, Lyrebird Motet; Bellbird Motet and The Soft Complaining Flute. Release
date, on Signum Classics is July 1st, 2013.