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Alex Raineri gives the first performance of new piano work flex for AR

In the course of the 2017 FREEDMAN CLASSICAL FELLOWSHIP CONCERT Alex Raineri gave the premiere of my new heretical bagatelle, flex for AR, and very beautiful it was too. For time reasons Alex gave a slightly abbreviated version; the premiere of the complete work is yet to occur, but I will ensure it gets a mention here.

In recent years I have had the satisfaction of working with truly great pianists, including Mark Knoop, Marilyn Nonken, Peter de Jager, and now Alex Raineri. It has been a pleasure working with all of them and not only do I look forward to writing more works for Alex, but I also have more heretical bagatelles planned, starting with one for each of these other brilliant players. 

APRA AMCOS Arts Music Awards 2017--Peter de Jager wins Performance of the Year!

I am delighted to be able to announce that Peter de Jager's 9 October 2017 performance of my Piano Sonata won the APRA AMCOS 2017 Arts Music Awards PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR category. While I can take no direct credit for his performance I can at least express my pleasure in having provided the vehicle for Peter's extraordinary talent. In my opinion, his performance of the work at the ABC in July this year was even better than the one last year, and I strongly encourage fans of superb pianism to listen to it when you have a couple of hours free. 

On October 17 Peter will be playing the major keyboard works of Xenakis at the Melbourne Recital Centre in a concert entitled DOUBLE MANUAL: if you miss it you'll regret it!

World premiere of geminy

Carlton Vickers:

 I am delighted to announce that I will be presenting the world premiere of two commissions for Kingma system alto flute by Australian modernists Chris Dench and Dominik Karski. The program will also include two previously premiered commissions by the elegant James Erber and incomparable Marc Yeats, marking the final installment of a project for the Kingma system alto dating from Spring 2013. Remaining true to my highly effective 20 year interval between solo releases (I'm on everyone's album but my own), the DSD sessions and subsequent double CD Isolations in Free Sonics, are slated for early 2018.

Delores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center, Dixie State University in St George, Utah, October 23 2017.

DENCH/geminy for solo alto flute*

ERBER/Desire Lines for solo alto flute

FERNEYHOUGH/Sisyphus Redux for solo alto flute

KARSKI/The Unquenchable for amplified alto flute solo*

YEATS/'streaming' for solo Kingma system alto flute

(* world premiere)

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