1 CD / NMC Classics Import / 2010-10-19Works: Jonathan Powell: Drempel, for ensemble; Andrew Poppy: How the Hammer Felt, for flute, piano & percussion; Dave Price: Lee's Game, for ensemble; Paul Newland: Trance, for ensemble; Howard Skempton: In...
Powell's arresting Drempel, first of the eight items by different hands, combines jazz and the busy figuration of "new complexity" with witty fluency. Andrew...continue...
Recording information: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, England (2008-08-26_2008-08-28&2009-)....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics Import / 2002-01-28Works: David Sawer: Byrnan Wood, for orchestra
Sawer's writing is full of vivid ideas and crisp shapes; the whole piece has a machine-like inevitability about it that generates real physical excitement,...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics Import / 2002-01-28Works: Michael Finnissy: Red earth, for orchestra
Finnissy's Red Earth is built from shifting blocks, smears and shocks of sound. It develops through primeval evolutions - eruptions, blossomings, ominous undulations -...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics Import / 2002-01-28Works: Anthony Payne: Time's Arrow, for orchestra
Payne's most impressive work to date, and one of the finest pieces of orchestral writing premiered in London in the last ten years... the...continue...