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30 May 2020 Comments Off on Philip Cashian ‘Short Stories’ Live, Upcoming Projects and a Commission Views: 427 CE News

Philip Cashian ‘Short Stories’ Live, Upcoming Projects and a Commission

We are very happy to share the news of performances of Philip Cashian music during this month. It has been challenging to the music community with cancellations of concerts all over the world. Given this, it is inspiring to see so many creative initiatives arising to keep live music sounding even during these hard times.

Living Room Live is one of those projects which has been promoting the stream of concerts from the living room of world class musicians through their website and Facebook live.

On Friday 12 June Living Room Live features George X. Fu performing Philip Cashian’s solo piano piece Short Stories, among other works.

Short Stories has been composed for the Royal Academy of Music 200 Pieces Project. As part of Royal Academy of Music’s bicentenary celebrations, 200 composers from all over the world have been invited to write a solo piece for any instrument or voice. All 200 pieces are being premiered and recorded by RAM students from earlier this year to 2022. In 2022 all 200 pieces be available together on a dedicated website.

The idea is to create a unique repertoire of solo works for these brilliant young musicians who have a real thirst for contemporary music.

Philip Cashian

We couldn’t be prouder to see 26 of our composers taking part in this project: Philip Cashian, Rubens Askenar, Richard Baker, Vykintas Baltakas, Mark Bowden, Charlotte Bray, Richard Bullen, Laurence Crane, Joe Cutler, Kirsty Devaney, Erika Fox, Michael Finnissy, Rob Fokkens, Adam Gorb, Michael Zev Gordon, Sam Hayden, Tom Hyde, Vic Hoyland, Ryan Latimer, Silvina Milstein, Patrick Nunn, Robert Peate, Emma-Ruth Richards, Colin Riley, Ian Stephens and Aleksandra Vrebalov. We look forward to publishing more of these works in due course.

Looking further ahead, Philip Cashian’s Spoor for solo guitar has been selected as a test piece for the semi finals and final of the International Guitar Foundation competition due to be held at Kings Place, London at the end of October.

We’re also very pleased to announce a new commission for Cashian from the Riot Ensemble. A House of Rumour is for 7 instruments and will be premiered on 15 January 2021 in the Riot Ensemble’s newly established concert series at Kings Place.

Composers Edition is proud to celebrate Philip Cashian’s music and present a range of his works available for perusal and purchase through our website.

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