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La Nitroglycérine des Lumières

Late 2020

Ensemble Nikel

La Nitroglycérine des Lumières (World Première)

Co-commissioned by hcmf// and the PRS Foundation Composers' Fund

Past Events

NEWTON: Contemporary British Music

13th February 2020. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow.

Moscow Studio for New Music; Igor Dronov (Conductor)

Elusive Tangibility III: Clandestine Haze (Russian Première), alongside music by Croft, Ferneyhough, Turnage, Knussen, and others.

Universität Kassel 20th Century Music Seminar Series

27th November 2019. Music Department, Universität Kassel.

Steven discusses the mathematical processes that underpin his current music, in the context of other multitemporal works since 1950, including Stockhausen's GRUPPEN.

New Music Manchester: INCOGNITO #2

31st October 2019. Carole Nash Recital Room, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Arkanar: A Report from the Interior (UK Première), alongside works by Ma and Benito Gutierrez.


6th June 2019. Villa Concordia, Bamberg.

Ashot Sarkissjan

Giacometti's Razor (German Première), and Steven presents the ideas behind his work.

Fellowship at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia

April 2019 - March 2020, Bamberg.

Artist Residency supported by the Free State of Bavaria and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

RNCM Composition Faculty Seminar

27th February 2019, 14.00. Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Steven presents a lecture on his recent work.

Classical Music Industry Conference

16th October 2018. Middlesex University.

Round table discussion on how composers earn a living, with composers Samantha Fernando and Cheryl Frances-Hoade, Harriet Wybor (PRS) and chaired by Susanna Eastburn (Sound and Music).

Echt jetzt?

9th October 2018, Morat Institut, Freiburg 

Klaus Steffes-Holländer 

Exotic Vapour (World Première), plus work by Causton, Trojahn, Bauckholt, Illés, Mundry, and Klartag.

Darmstadt Ferienkurse

23rd June 2018, Darmstadt 

Jack Adler-McKean

Arkanar: A Report from the Interior (World Première of Revised Version)

Boston University Guest Artist Series: Ashot Sarkissjan

February 26th 2018. Commonwealth Avenue Concert Hall; Boston, MA

Ashot Sarkissjan

Giacometti's Razor (North American Première), plus works by Dillon, Haas, and Lim.

King's College London, Composers' Seminar Series

30th January 2018. Music Department, Strand Campus

Steven presents a lecture on his recent work.

Tracing the Moon

23rd November 2017. hcmf// 2017; Phipps Hall, University of Huddersfield.

24th November 2017. Jacquline du Pré Music Building; St Hilda's College Oxford

28th November 2017. Deptford Town Hall; Goldsmiths, University of London

Explore Ensemble

Elusive Tangibility II: firelife (UK Première), plus works by Alessandrini, Poppe, and Romitelli

Die Tuba: Ein Weg in die Zukunft

24th October 2017. BKA Theater, Berlin

Jack Adler-McKean

Arkanar: A Report from the Interior, plus works by McBride, Ahmetjanova, Corcoran-Tadd, Howard, Skytterholm-Egan, Friel, Johnson, and Aperghis.

Made in Japan

17th October 2017. Studio Ernest-Ansermet, Geneva

Hélène Fauchère (Voice); Ensemble Contrechamps; Yann Kerninon (Conductor)

Elusive Tangibility IV: 月見 (Swiss Première), plus Stockhausen's Kurzwellen, and traditional music for shakuhachi

Südseite nachts

14th March 2017. Theaterhaus Stuttgart.

ensemble recherche

Elusive Tangibility II: firelife (German Première), plus other works by Hoban, Haensler, Ekman, Streich, and Djordjevic

Cambridge University Music Faculty Composers' Seminar Series

22nd February 2017, 14.00. Faculty of Music, West Road, Cambridge

Steven presents a lecture on his recent work.

Jack Adler-McKean, Tuba Recital

Late February 2017. Rochester, NY (dates to TBC)

Arkanar: A Report from the Interior

New Complexity: A British Invasion

10th February 2017. 22.00, Spectrum, New York, NY

Jack Adler-McKean

Arkanar: A Report from the Interior (North American Première)

Brunel University Composers' Seminar

8th February 2017, 16.00. Brunel University London

Steven presents a lecture on his recent work.

Darmstadt Ferienkurse

12th August 2016. Lichtenburgschule, Darmstadt 

Jack Adler-McKean

Arkanar: A Report from the Interior (World Première)

RCM New Perspectives

19th March 2015. Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, London

RCM New Perspectives Ensemble; Tim Lines

Elusive Tangibility V: Zugunruhe.

Im Auge behalten

29th April 2015. Konzerthaus Freiburg.

ensemble recherche​

Filonov's Microscope

Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik

11th May 2014. Festsaal, Saalbau Witten

ensemble recherche

Filonov's Microscope (World Première)

Darmstadt Ferienkurse

14th August 2014. CentralStation, Darmstadt.

Decoder Ensemble

Pegasos (World Première)

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