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19-20 October 2016 - 'fallings' for shō, viola, and cello to be premièred by Atelier Jaku

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‘fallings’, my latest large-scale work at about 45 minutes in length, will be premièred on Wednesday 19 October and repeated on 20 October. The performances are part of atelier jaku’s Vanitas Series vol.2 (the first was in November 2014) and will also include four Japanese premières of wandelweiser-collective composer Jürg Frey’s pieces.
Both concerts will take place in the Ōmigakudō at Tokyo Opera City.
For full information, please see atelier jaku’s website by clicking here.

  Ko Ishikawashō, u
  Mari Adachiviola
  Seiko Takemotocello

Date:    19 (Wed) and 20 (Thurs) October 2016
Time:    7pm (doors open 6:30pm)

Tickets: ¥3500 (general) / ¥1500 (student) / +¥500 at the door
Tickets will be on sale starting 1 August. They will be available online via 'pia', from the Tokyo Opera City box office, or by emailing atelier jaku directly.

Location:  Ōmigakudō
      Tokyo Opera City, 3F
      3-20-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

2 April 2016 - 'ash' (2016) to be premièred in Italy

My piece 'ash' for alto flute and clarinet will be premièred on 2 April 2016 in Lucca, Italy. It was commissioned by the Cluster Association of Composers in Italy (no relationship with the Cluster Festival in Winnipeg), and will be played by members of the Etymos Ensemble (Francesco Gatti and Tony Capula) at the Auditorium della Fondazione Banca del Monte in Lucca, Italy.

'unanswered renga' (2011) : ISCM World Music Days in Korea Official Canadian selection

unanswered renga is one of the six official selections of the Canadian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music for 2016. A recording of this solo flute piece played by Reiko Manabe is included in the Canadian Section 2016 Selected Works CD which will be distributed next week at the 2016 World Music Days festival in Tongyeong, South Korea.

Daryl will attend the festival as a secondary delegate of the Canadian Section.


19 March 2016 - 'umoregi (if exposed...)' receives it's North American première

The Bozzini Quartet will give the world première of the revised version of umoregi (if exposed...) at the Cluster Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The piece was written in 2014, premièred in Tokyo in September of that year, and revised in 2015.

I will be in attendance at the festival (thanks to a Canada Council travel grant), and taking part in a panel discussion after the concert with composers Marielle Groven and Cassandra Miller.

Further information about the concert, tickets, and the rest of the festival can be found on the Cluster Festival’s website,
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Doors/Show: 7:00/8:00pm

The Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert St, Winnipeg

I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

12 March 2016 - 'In Nomine' for shamisen and piano première

In Nomine, a newly-commissioned piece for shamisen and piano, will be performed by Kevin Willoughby and Azusa Morinishi in Takamatsu, Japan.

This is my first piece for shamisen. The piece is a series of variations on the John Taverner’s pre-1530 setting of the ‘in nomine’ plainchant. In the English Renaissance, as well as more recently, it has been a very popular melody for variations. More information can be found here.

When: 12 March 2016 at 14:00
Venue: Takamatsu Kokubunji Hall
Address: 430 Kokubunji Shinmyo, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
Tickets: ¥1000 (see details below or contact me directly to reserve tickets)

2016-03-12 Morinishi Willoughby