The world premiere of nowhere to hide, for solo viola by John Palmer, will be performed by Anna-Lea Rebholz at the Listening Hour concert series in the Chamber Music Hall in Stuttgart, Germany, on Friday 15th April at 7pm. In the same concert a new adaptation of Rhythm to go (2) for voice and percussion will be also performed by Svenja Höldin, Simon Meder and Lena Samel.
From February to June 2016, John Palmer’s listening adventure Sounding the Day is being conducted by a group of music students in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland with some remarkable shifts of awareness about environmental sounds and their musical potential.
Sounding the day is an essential introduction about the awareness of environmental sounds and raises some of the most fundamental questions of new music, such as environmental sound perception, the emancipation of noise as a musical object and the awareness of concrete sounds in composition, while triggering provocative questions about the ever increasing problem of acoustic ecology.
Having been especially designed for music students from primary to tertiary education, Sounding the day provides a crucial component for any course-work in contemporary music also including experimental, electro-acoustic and soundscape composition at any level.
Sounding the day is published by Vision Edition, and distributed by CE Books. You can preview the score below.