Performances

Performances of my works are all world premieres unless otherwise stated.

2017

7th July: detuned cello improvisations
cello
MeshDance Summer Celebration & Fundraiser, Left Bank, Leeds

6th July: Spellbound by Chilli BON BON choreographed by Jessie Scantlebury
cello
Expressions 2017, Northern Ballet, Leeds

1st July: Late Music Ensemble, cond. James Whittle
• Philip Cashian: Mechanik
• Omar Peracha: Vox I: Echo Chamber
• Louis d’Heudieres: Vox Pop
• Alex Nikiporenko: Self-Explanatory Music
• Pauline Oliveros: Breaking Boundaries
• Catherine Robson: Introspective Torment (WP) – LM commission
• Rachael Gibson: Dethroning an Omnipotent God (WP) – LM commission
• Kirsty Devaney: Root
• Meredith Monk: Stringsongs
• Bill Evans arr. James Whittle: Peace Piece
Late Music Concert Series York

19th June: experimental music night
Case Study
• Matthew Sholomowitz: Letter Piece 1 with Catherine Laws
new material with ish
cello/voice
The Crescent, York

31st May: Vexations with Neil Luck (2nd-5th performances)
cello/voice
The Hepworth, Wakefield

26th May: Vexations with Neil Luck (premiere)
cello/voice
Post-Paradise, Centrala Arts Space, Birmingham

6th May: this piece gets more magical every time someone writes ill of it (4th performance)
Ian Pace & James Whittle | Late Music Concert Series

20th April: unfolding with Gaia Blandina & Lynette Quek
cello/voice
Pica Studios, York

27th February: new material with ish
cello/voice
York Composers’ Collective Spring concert, University of York

13-15th February: The Magic Paintbrush, children’s opera by Helen Madden
cello/voice
The Dearne Playhouse (13th), Barnsley Civic (15th)

2016

6 August: Late Music Ensemble, conductor James Whittle
• Anna Clyne: Just As They Are
• Peter Maxwell Davies: Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
• John White: Newspaper-Reading Machine
• David Power: Bye Bye Spaceboy (world premiere of LM commission)
• Jennifer Walshe: Zusammen i
• Eva-Maria Houben: places to listen (2): spring
• Mieko Shiomi: Boundary Music
• Julius Eastman: Stay On It (arr. Paul Pinto)
Late Music Concert Series York

30 June: peakspeak and Turning point (3rd performances)
Sloop Group & Castaway Music Group | Castaway Works, Junction Theatre, Goole

11 June: this piece gets more magical every time someone writes ill of it (3rd performance)
Alex Wilson & Nicholas Peters | ‘All About the Piano’, The Pound, Corsham

4 May: BRETHREN
BRETHREN Ensemble | York Spring Festival, University of York

13 March: peakspeak (2nd performance)
Sloop Group | Youth Music Festival, Junction Theatre, Goole

6 March: learning/unlearning (2nd performance)
Dr K. Sextet & York Music Hub Jazz Band | Featured Artist at Castaway Arts Festival, Goole

6 March: my my mime (3rd performance)
The Assembled | Featured Artist at Castaway Arts Festival, Goole

5 March: learning/unlearning
Dr K. Sextet & York Music Hub Jazz Band | Late Music Concert Series, York

4 March: Remains of Elmet (film screening)
temporary remedies for recurring evils (2nd performance)
not playing the clarinet
James Whittle | Featured Artist at Castaway Arts Festival, Goole

26 February: UYMP Firewheel Anthology and CD launch event
Martin Scheuregger: Death and the Lady
Benjamin Gait: Three inventions
Christopher Leedham: The Cruel Mother
Late Music Ensemble, conductor James Whittle | University of York

13 February: peakspeak devised with Sloop Group
Turning point devised with Castaway Music Skills Group
Castaway Music Theatre, Estcourt Street, Goole

2015

11th December: Imagine that
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada

4 December: not playing the clarinet (scratch)
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada

2 December: 11 pianos on the second floor [‘Piano Race’]
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada

14 October: my my mime (2nd performance)
The Assembled | ‘Watch again hear’, University of York

30 September: Rock Music (scratch)
Ian Hoggart (bassoon) | Music Postgraduate Forum, University of York

5 September: temporary remedies for recurring evils
Jin Hyung Lim (piano) | Late Music Concerts

1 August: Late Music Ensemble, conductor James Whittle
• Frederic Rzewski arr. J. Whittle: Steptangle for stamping ensemble (WP)
• John Luther Adams: The Light Within
• Emily Crossland: 1v4(v) (WP)
• Ben Gaunt: Carina’s Observatory (WP)
• John Adams: John’s Book of Alleged Dances (a selection)
• Pauline Oliveros: Sonic Meditation I “Teach Yourself to Fly”
• Terry Riley: In C
Late Music Concert Series York

8 May: Ah, I will kiss thy mouth by Rose Miranda Hall
cello/voice | recording here
Centre Stage: Spotlight on Female Composers | Leeds

3 May: my my mime
The Assembled | St Martin-cum-Gregory Church (Stained Glass Centre), York | York Spring Festival 2015

25 April: a drawing-down of blinds (London premiere, 5th performance)
Alex Wilson (piano) | Southwark Cathedral, London

9 April: touch tales (4th performance)
devised with Katharina Arnold | SLAPmoves

3 April: touch tales (3rd performance)
devised with Katharina Arnold | Northern Art Festival #3

3 March: touch tales (2nd performance)
devised with Katharina Arnold | performance & seminar, University of York

26 February: touch tales
devised & performed with Katharina Arnold | NEWK @ Live Art Bistro, Leeds

28 February: a drawing-down of blinds (4th performance)
Alex Wilson (piano) | University of York |
‘Over Here and Over There’: Music in WW1 conference

22 January: The Undemanding Lover
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Ewan Campbell (cond.), Dr K. Sextet | Club Inégales

2014

12 November: a drawing-down of blinds (3rd performance)
Alex Wilson (piano) | Gloucester Cathedral | The Banks of Green Willow tour

18 October: a drawing-down of blinds (2nd performance)
Alex Wilson (piano) | The Mint Methodist Church, Exeter | The Banks of Green Willow tour

3 October: a drawing-down of blinds
Alex Wilson (piano) | St Stephen’s Church, Bristol | The Banks of Green Willow tour

5 July: Late Music Ensemble, conductor James Whittle
“Remembering Steve Martland”

• Steve Martland: Kick, Reveille, Remembering Lennon
• Roger Marsh: Running Jumping and Standing Still (WP)
• James Whittle: Rat Race (WP)
• Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
Late Music Concert Series York

30 May: Going
Jake Muffett (baritone), Polly Sharpe (piano) | University of York

11 May: CARNIVORE
Victoria Bernath, James Whittle, The Carnivore Troupe | York Museum Gardens, York Spring Festival 2014

30 March: That’s Yer Lot! (3rd performance)
Raphael Attar (rapper), Gracefool Collective, James Whittle & York musicians | Transform 14 Festival, West Yorkshire Playhouse

9 March: Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle
Andrew Mitchell (poetry), Rachel Fullegar (dance), Natalie Halliday, James Whittle (cellos) | Huddersfield Literature Festival

7 March: ‘For who digs hills because they do aspire’ (3rd performance)
The Chimera Ensemble | University of York

27 February: assembly line
The Assembled | Rymer Auditorium, York

4 January: this piece gets more magical every time someone writes ill of it (Asian premiere, 2nd performance)
Hyun-Mook Lim & Kyung-Su Kim | Yangjae OST Hall, Seoul, South Korea

2013

8 December: across Great Langdale
Joseph Houston (piano) | University of York

5 December: shamble 2 (2nd performance)
Rowena Jacobs (flute) | University of York

13 November: A Byron Elegy
Andrew Mitchell (poet), April Louise Davies, Rachel Fullegar, Ruth McNulty (dance), Natalie Halliday, James Whittle (cellos) | Literary Leicester Festival

9 November: shambles [work-in-progress]
Rowena Jacobs (flute), James Whittle (cello) | Leeds

17 October: ‘For who digs hills because they do aspire’ (2nd performance)
Dr K. Sextet | Club Inégales, London

10 September: Ten Erratic Miniatures
Giacomo Pozzuto (oboe), Mark Hutchinson (piano) | University of York

6 August: this piece gets more magical every time someone writes ill of it
Ian Pace & James Whittle | Late Music Concert Series

5 July: ‘For who digs hills because they do aspire’
Dr K. Sextet | Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Festival Composers Academy 2013

27 June: That’s Yer Lot! (2nd performance)
Raphael Attar, Gracefool Collective, James Whittle and York musicians | VANTAGE Arts Prize, Leeds

24 May: That’s Yer Lot!
Raphael Attar, Gracefool Collective, James Whittle and York musicians | Leeds Hackspace

8 May: REMAINS of ELMET
Victoria Bernath, The 24 cond. Jonathan Brigg, University of York Chamber Orchestra | York Spring Festival 2013

30 June: some Surrealist methods (3rd performance)
Elspeth Piggott (voice), Giacomo Pozzuto (oboe) | Music and/as Process Symposium, University of Huddersfield

14 June: Brainbow mouse
The Chimera Ensemble, Timothy Ferguson (cond.) | University of York

26 April: some Surrealist methods (2nd performance)
Jayson Green (voice), Patrick Burnett (clarinet) | Rymer Auditorium, York

6 April: my shadow and my self
Robert Rice (baritone), William Vann (piano) | Late Music Concert Series

10 January: some Surrealist methods
Elspeth Piggott (voice), Giacomo Pozzuto (oboe) | University of York

2012

11 and 18 November: The New World Order
URY broadcast

6 November: sunless dry geraniums
Ana Fernandez (soprano), Will Ozard (clarinet in A) | University of York

12 September: ahamkara
Ana Beard Fernández, Anna Papagiannaki-Divani, James Whittle (voices) | Rymer Auditorium, York

25 June: Cornucopian cloud
York Cello Ensemble | University of York

18 June: five tableaux for five musicians
The Assembled | Rymer Auditorium, York

1 June: squawk!
Nic Munday (saxophone) | University of York

13 May: geneRic speCtator
Kate Boyd (voice/piano), James Whittle (voice/cello) | York Spring Festival 2012

28 April: Le cadavre exquis
James Whittle (cello) | Club Integral Northern Branch

8 March: wishes for the cloths of Heaven
Isabel White (soprano), Edward Caine (piano) | University of York

2011

30 November: ‘Oh mihi, Duncia!’ or, A Mob Of Metaphors
The 24, Jonathan Brigg (cond.) | University of York

25 November: the madness of___ (first live performance)
Institute of the Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

19 October: um
The Chimera Ensemble, James Whittle (speaker) | University of York

July: lens:Focus (2nd performance)
The Chimera Ensemble | University of Heidelberg (Chimera Tour 2011)

25 June: The More Beautiful Game
URY broadcast

24 June: [CAGED]
The Chimera Ensemble, James Whittle (speaker) | University of York

18 March: I shall hardly know myself (2nd performance)
Emily Mowbray (voice), James Whittle (cello) | University of York

17 February: The Darkening Green
Schoolchildren from Bootham Junior & Senior Schools, Fulford School & St Aelred’s Catholic Primary School; York student orchestra; James Whittle (cond.) | University of York

2010

13 December: MEDEA redrawn
York Music students (various), James Whittle (cello, clarinet) | University of York

13 December: I shall hardly know myself
Emily Mowbray (voice), James Whittle (cello) | University of York

10 December: loveless vessels
Jessica Main (soprano), The Chimera Ensemble | University of York

22-24 October: Medea fragments
York Music students (various), James Whittle (cello, clarinet) | University of York Drama Barn

25 June: mystic in the savage state
Rebecca Hardwick (soprano), The Chimera Ensemble | University of York

5-9 May: the madness of___ (installation performance)
York Spring Festival 2010

2 March: VIOLENT CANNON
Sam Stadlen (solo bass viol), York Cello Ensemble | University of York

2 February: Dispersal
York Music students | University of York

2009

11 December lens:Focus
The Chimera Ensemble, Desmond Clarke (cond.) | University of York