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Nathan James Dearden on tour with 'The day following'

Nathan James Dearden on tour with 'The day following'

  • Date20 March 2024

Lecturer in Music Composition, Dr Nathan James Dearden's 'The day following', is featured in a programme of new, bold pieces of classical music that are currently on tour with UPROAR, inspired by, and responding to contemporary life in Wales.

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UPROAR New Music Ensemble in concert at Bangor Music Festival

Following their Scenes from a Street and Professor Bad Trip tours in 2022, the acclaimed UPROAR New Music Ensemble will be performing a brand new programme to five venues in Wales between February and March, featuring a new work for ensemble and film by our Lecturer in Music Composition, Dr Nathan James Dearden.  

About the tour

UPROAR – Wales’ New Music Ensemble returns with its latest project for 17 musicians, championing some of the most exciting voices in Welsh classical music today alongside multi-award-winning international composers. Three new bold pieces of classical music that will take you on a journey, inspired by, and responding to contemporary life in Wales.  These works are composed by Richard Baker, Nathan James Dearden, and Lynne Plowman.   
UPROAR will also be performing music from well-known international composers, Olga Neuwirth’s dynamic soundtrack complements the playful abstract film of Viking Eggeling in her piece ‘Symphonie Diagonale’. And in ‘Son of Chamber Symphony’ by John Adams, the world’s most popular living composer, the last movement was described in the Los Angeles Times as ‘ of those Adams bucking-bronco blastoffs, riveting and full of surprises."  To book your place and to find out where you can join UPROAR, visit this website (link embedded). 

Who are UPROAR?

UPROAR is the new music ensemble of Wales. Launched in 2018, its exemplary performers under the direction of Michael Rafferty bring to Wales and the UK the best international classical music written today. Working closely with composers and especially commissioning new work, this flexible ensemble brings vast experience of performing together as soloists and chamber musicians. The ensemble will reinvent concert presentation for visually minded audiences, often performing in inspiring and unusual locations. Its multimedia collaborations with dance, theatre, film, visual arts, video and live electronics will push the boundaries of these forms, providing unforgettable experiences. UPROAR will nurture new generations of composers working in Wales, providing performance and development opportunities for composers at every stage of their careers.

The day following: Nathan's new work

A lost community, archival footage, and folk song. Ahead of its premiere tour in Wales, Nathan James Dearden goes ‘behind the notes’ of The day following, and sharing its starting point and who or what inspired the composer. Visit this website to find out more (link embedded). 

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