It’s a great pleasure to announce that Manchester-based composer and artist Larry Goves has joined Composers Edition, presenting an initial selection of 19 works. Goves’ music has been performed by a host of first-class performers including The London Symphony Orchestra, The BBC Philharmonic, The London Sinfonietta, EXAUDI, Nash Ensemble, Psappha and many more. A recipient of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers, recordings of his works have been released NMC, Dutton, Prima Facie, Nonclassical as well as the the LSO Live and London Sinfonietta’s Label.
A restless musical explorer, Goves’ music often feature electronics, visual elements or specific performance instructions, enhancing both their musical and performative theatricality. He explores many of these elements alongside works by his contemporaries with his ensemble The House of Bedlam.
I’m delighted to be joining Composer Edition, having my music alongside some distinguished company, and putting my regular long hours of photocopying and binding firmly into the past. I have exciting projects coming up with a new piece for the lovely Solem string quartet, performances of recent pieces from The House of Bedlam and a performance of my edible marshmallow score from Kathryn Williams and Andy Ingamells (both for Nonclassical in May and February respectively) and I’ve been recently trying out sections of new pieces with turbo-soprano-extraordinaire Juliet Fraser and, most recently, the unstoppable Riot Ensemble (hopefully for performances next year). Please all buy all my scores, ideally in multiple copies, so that I can become astoundingly rich and retire to a private Caribbean island.
To find out more and help with Larry’s retirement plans, head over to his Composers Edition Profile!.
The initial 19 works include many of his commissions from orchestras, ensembles and soloists he’s worked closely with over many years:
A Fire Island Sky for solo guitar
Larry Goves Profile & Works
A glimpse of the sea in a fold of the hills for chamber ensemble
deaf John’s dark house for small ensemble
Extracts from South Korea and Japan 2002 for flute and visuals
Filakr for solo cello and soundtrack
hollow yellow willow for symphony orchestra with electronic sound
I wear you on my sleeve for piano quintet
Little unsexy ways for solo cello
My name is Peter Stillman. That is not my real name. for amplified piano with distortion & electric keyboard (one player)
Riviniana for small ensemble
Skeins for alto saxophone and piano
The book of Matthew for flute, saxophone, guitar, cello and video projection
The Devotions for ensemble
The Rules for orchestra
the terminus wreck for solo cello with optional electronics
The two from Rastibon could start a hailstorm for two alto saxophones and electronics
Things that are blue, things that are white and things that are black. for piano/electric piano/prepared piano with large ensemble
Trends in personal relationships for large ensemble
Untitled for four or more performers and off stage electronics performer
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