Pianist Chiu-Yu Chou will perform Richard Whalley’s Butterflies at Forum Music, Taipei as part of the ISCM Taiwan Interntation New Music Festival on Sunday 27 October. As Whalley tells us: “It is a concert in which pianist composers present one of their own works, plus something they’ve chosen. So of course I’m honoured that Chiu-Yu Chou has chosen one of my works.” Chiu-Yu Chou will also perform his own work Fluid Ripples. About the work Whalley says:
Intended as a response to M.C. Escher’s 1950s print, Butterflies (which I love), the composition process ended up taking me in a different direction, and this short piano piece attempts to depict the spontaneity of movement of butterflies, and the warmth which they (like I) thrive on. Movement is particularly important here, as thiscomposition was written for the students at Yve Poprawski’s Dance Studio in BadKreuznach, Germany.
Sunday 27 October, 2:30pm
National Concert Hall
Flautist Gavin Osborn will perform Misplaced Time Refound by Whalley in a Trio Atem concert in the Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway University of London on Thursday 31 October in a programme also featuring works by Osborn, Nina Whiteman, Kaija Saariaho and Pia Palme. Misplaced Time Refound is a mediation on the poignancy of existence, of ‘living in the moment, was commissioned by Osborn and composed in loving memory of Richard’s father Leslie Whalley.
Thursday 31 October, 7.30pm
Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway University of London
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