Soundings 2013

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Soundings 2013

  • 14 May 2013 — 17 May 2013
Fidelio Trio
Fidelio Trio

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ


T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300


Now into its 10th year, Soundings at the ACF London continues to be a vital presence in the UK’s music calendar, bringing some of the key players in new music in Austria and the UK together for a unique week of performances, discussions, sharing of ideas and building relationships. 

A fascinating highlight of this year's programme will be composer portrait sessions with Piers Hellawell, Professor of composition at Queen's University Belfast. Piers will discuss and unravel with the participating composers, trends in their recent work as well as the works to be performed in the 2 concerts. Last year’s initiative the ‘Soundings Academy’ is continued, this time with young composers rather than musicians, who will observe at close hand the week's events and have a workshop opportunity with the performers on a new work. A round table discussion will examine the role of festivals in the performance and promotion of contemporary music and panellists include Cheltenham Music Festival Director Meurig Bowen, Susanna Eastburn, Chief Executive of Sound and Music and Professor of Composition Piers Hellawell. The week of events is curated by pianist Mary Dullea.

Austrian Composers:
Belma Beslic-Gál
Peter Jakober
Veronika Mayer

UK Composers:
Hannah Kendall
Charlie Usher
Ryan Latimer

Fideio Trio (UK)
Duo Souffle (Austria)
Charmian Bedford (soprano)
Reiad Chibah (viola)

Two evening concerts:
Wednesday 15 May, 7pm

Thursday 16 May, 7pm

Round table discussion
Thursday 16 May, 5:30 pm

Composer interviews and presentations lead by Piers Hellawell
Wednesday and Thursday 10.30 am to 1 pm

Tuesday 14 May
12 – 1pm Open Rehearsals
2.30 – 3.30pm Open Rehearsals
6pm – 8pm Open Rehearsals

Wednesday 15 May

10.30 – 1pm Composer Portraits with Piers Hellawell, Peter Jakober,
Charlie Usher & Hannah Kendall
2.15 – 6.15pm Open Rehearsals
7pm Evening Concert

Thursday 16 May

9.30 – 10.30am Open Rehearsals
10.30 – 1pm Composer Portraits with Piers Hellawell
Belma Beslic-Gál, Ryan Latimer & Veronika Mayer
2.15 – 5.15pm Open Rehearsals
5.30 – 6.30pm Round Table Discussion
7pm Evening Concert