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Brian Ferneyhough - a symposium

23/02/2011 (10:00-23:30)

Brian Ferneyhough - a symposium

Senate House

London WC1E 7HU

Wednesday 23 February 2011


Admission Free


Promoted by: Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Kingston University, London; Goldsmiths, University of London; Royal Holloway, University of London

Supported by the John Coffin Trust


Brian Ferneyhough is widely recognized as one of today’s foremost living composers. Since the mid-1970s, when he first gained widespread international recognition, his music has earned him an enviable reputation as one of the most influential creative personalities and significant musical thinkers on the contemporary scene.



 Arnold Whittall     The class of ‘43: a context for complexity

 Papers by: Lois Fitch, Julian Anderson & Fabrice Fitch

 Round Table - Ferneyhough’s compositions

 Christopher Fox (chair) with Michael Finnissy, Harry Halbreich & Roger Redgate



 Papers by: Cordulà Pätzold, Klaus Lippe & Matteo Cesari

 Round Table - Performing Ferneyhough

 Amanda Glauert (chair) with Irvine Arditti, Bridget Carey & Christopher Redgate


16.30     Brian Ferneyhough: keynote lecture


18.00     Film: Ferneyhough’s 6th Quartet

 A documentary tracing the Arditti Quartet’s preparations for the première of

 Ferneyhough’s sixth string quartet.


19.15     Concert

 Ensemble Exposé (cond. Roger Redgate)

 (soloists: Andrew Sparling, Bridget Carey, Julian Warburton)

 La chûte d’Icare (solo clarinet and ensemble)

 Incipits (solo viola, obb. percussion and ensemble)

 Flurries (ensemble)

 O Lux (UK première)



 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

 Admission free - registration essential via music@sas.ac.uk

 www.music.sas.ac.uk supported by the John Coffin Trust 



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