We are delighted to welcome British composer Mary Bellamy who’s finely wrought works chamber and ensemble works have earned the attention of some of leading contemporary ensembles such as London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Birmigham Contemporary Music Group as well as renowned soloists including Richard Craig, Séverine Ballon and Genevieve Lacey.
Bellamy’s works act like sonic sculptures, hewn with great skill and sensitivity from the very physicality of musical instruments and performers. Primal, visceral, they are deeply engaging works to play and listen to. Providing a rewarding challenge to adventurous musicians, the scores and parts are detailed yet clear.
On joining Composers Edition Mary Bellamy says:
I’m delighted to join Composers Edition and to have my work represented alongside this strong community of composers, that represents such an impressive breadth of artistic practice. I’m looking forward to being part of this collective and being able to contribute to it. This initial selection of scores includes some of my most recent works for which I’ve been lucky to collaborate with some amazing performers and ensembles including the Bozzini Quartet, and Ensemble Musikfabrik. A number of these pieces will be featured on a forthcoming CD for HCR (Huddersfield Contemporary Records) to be released in 2021.
An initial selection of works for Composers Edition includes two works premiered by the extraordinary cellist Séverin Ballon – Transference and Abraison, a piano quintet titled beneath an ocean of air premiered by the Bozzini Quartet and Philip Thomas, and the 2020 ensemble work Behind the transparent surface for a combination of classical and Harry Partch instruments premiered by Ensemble Musikfabrik.
We look forward to working with Bellamy, opening up her oeuvre to musicians around the world.
Tags: Abraison, Behind the transparent surface, beneath an ocean of air, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Bozzini Quartet, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Harry Partch, London Sinfonietta, Mary Bellamy, Philip Thomas, Richard Craig, Semblance, Séverine Ballon, Transference