Ian Stephens’ new work Gàir na mara (Sea Sounds) for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet and violin, will be premiered on Friday 1 November at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester by students of Chetham’s School of Music.
Ian Stephens says that the work ‘uses as its source material a traditional rowing song from Skye. The text is in Scots Gaelic’.
This concert is part of New Music Manchester festival.
Also, Ian Stephens has just been commissioned by Truro 3 Arts for a new work to be performed by Cornish pianist Phillip Leslie, celebrating the purchase of a grand piano. The premiere will be in Autumn 2020. The work will draw rhythmic and pitch material from Cornish place-names along the Truro River.