New Music

New Music Commissions for Voice & Early Instruments, Repertoire, Performances

Sara and Matthew perform their own commissions of new music for hurdy-gurdy and voice alongside established contemporary classics by Ligeti and Scelsi.

Commissions & Repertoire

Christopher Fox Trummer Musik (Arts Council of England Commission)
Howard Skempton The Man Hurdy-gurdy and Me (Peninsular Arts 2011)
Graham Fitkin Far (Rainbow over Bath Commission)
Michael Parsons Songs from Skopelos
Ivan Moody Cantigas do Mar (Gulbenkian Commission)
Adrian Jack Sara & her Castanets (Southern Arts Commission)
Andrew Hugill Brisset Rhymes (South East Arts Commission)
Gyorgy Ligeti Continuum (harpsichord)
Gyorgy Ligeti Passacaglia Ungherese (“)
Gyorgy Ligeti Hungarian Rock (“)
Louis Andreissen Ode to Orpheus (“)
Giacinto Scelsi Canti del Capricorno (“)
Giacinto Scelsi CKCKC (voice/mandolin)
Howard Skempton Hurdy-gurdy Concerto

New Music performances

  • Dusseldorf Festival
  • Munich Festival
  • Philarmonia – St. Petersburg
  • Prague Medieval Hall
  • Bratislava
  • Tallin
  • Beverley
  • Bradford
  • Bath and York Early Music Festivals
  • Peninsular Arts
  • De Montfort University
  • The Place
  • ICA
  • Barbican Centre
  • Purcell Room
  • Classic FM
  • Midnight Oil BBC Radio 3