Vic Hoyland’s For Ariel was premiered on Monday 29 March 2021 with soloist Isabelle Haile in a live-stream lunchtime concert in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music.
The commission and performance of this work is part of the 200 Pieces Project to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal Academy of Music.
This performance piece for high solo voice (male or female) can be presented purely as a concert work or as staged – either minimal or presented, and from memory – as a short play lasting some 11 minutes maximum. As a purely concert work it would have a duration of just under 10 minutes.
“Then, to the elements. To be free”
Here it is the YouTube broadcast for the concert:
Recently, Vic has received through the post from an old university friend some manuscripts composed by during his Undergraduate days. This has brought to life again two early works that Vic had believed lost/forgotten and which are now available from Composers Edition: Lament (165) for flute and piano and Piano Sonata (1965/66).
Vic Hoyland now also has Facebook page – make sure to follow Vic’s activities there as well!
We thank Vic Hoyland’s agent Derek John Benton for the support to Vic’s career and help with these news.
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