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Monday, 29 November 2010

The NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, a three-day new music festival organised by the University of Southampton's Music Department is due to start from the 5th-7th December.

The purpose of the New Works Festival is to raise the profile of the Music department at Southampton University by showcasing the talent of our staff and students. It will feature new music written by Michael Finnissy, Michael Zev Gordon and the Postgraduate PhD composers (

Performing are some of the country's most well respected new music specialists including many from within the department, for example: Michael Finnissy, Jane Chapman and Angela Space, and PhD student Justin Christensen's international ensemble Modelo62, who will be performing here as part of their nationwide tour.

As well as this there will be composition forums and open rehearsals, all of which are open to the general public.



Playing works by: Michael Zev Gordon, Lachenmann, Xenakis, Andrew Toovey, Chris Newman, George Holloway, Marios Joannou Elia; and Piano Duets by Judith Weir and Leo Grant

Dec 6th, 1pm: DARRAGH MORGAN AND MARY DULLEA (Violin and Piano)

Playing Works by: Michael Finnissy, Michael Zev Gordon, Philip Clarke, Claudia Molitor, Ophir Ilzetzki and Ignacio Brasa

Dec 6th, 8pm: MODELO 62 ENSEMBLE

Playing Works by: Michael Finnissy (World Premiere), James Tenney, Justin Christensen, Jee Soo Shin and Hossein Hadisi

Dec 7th, 1pm: HUW WATKINS TRIO

(Richard Watkins, Horn; Alexandra Wood, Violin; Huw Watkins, Piano)

Playing Works by: TBC

Dec 7th, 8pm: JANE CHAPMAN AND ANGELA SPACE (Harpsichord and Saxophone)

Playing Works by: TBC


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