For many years Cathy Milliken and I played together as a duet called VENTURES, exploring and commissioning works for oboe and clarinet. The Hiemathafen concert hosted by Kontraklang brought us back together in Berlin. It was fun.
Great performances of EVENT at the Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence.Though Serge Teyssot-Gay and I have been playing together in different groups for 10 years, It was working with Robert Swinston and the CNDC dancers from Angers that has made us into the duet that we call NACARAT.
Thanks to the great team at the Quinconces theater in Le Mans, Serge Teyssot-Gay, Laure Saint-Hillier, Christophe Hauser and I were able to continue the work started by our dear friend Etienne Bultingaire. The show is now called FLYING CARPET. It’s full of incredible images and sounds.
Always a pleasure when a new piece comes to life after so many months spent writing it. In this case, Mr Barbe bleue, a pocket opera for the baroque ensemble “Les Monts du Reuil”, with staging by Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola.
A highlight of 2015 was working with Decibel in Perth on OCCAM HEXA II, a new piece for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and percussion co-signed by Eliane Radigue and myself. Wonderful experience making this music come to life with such a fine and receptive group of musicians. Thanks to Cat, Lindsay, Aaron, Tristen, and Stuart !!