what’s going on

This site began life as an adjunct to the existing Fox Edition website but now has a life of its own and is regularly up-dated.

There’s a list of everything published by the Fox Edition and a list of performances. There are also musings on works-in-progress, many of which seem to be connected with memory and remembering. There’s information about my writing, and, under ‘Miscellaneous’, some articles that aren’t easy to find. When I can I also add otherwise unavailable recordings, the newest being Alan Hall’s Ligeti documentary (in which I make a series of appearances) and an old ‘Hear and Now’ clip about cowbells.

This autumn is a season of projects ending and beginning. Earlier this year Durham University’s Musicon series commissioned me to finish my Too Far cycle and it will be premiered on 30 November by the Ives Ensemble with the soprano Marijje van Stralen. This is particularly satisfactory because when I first started to discuss the project in 2006 with the ensemble Electra Marijje was the singer. And getting underway is a piece for Ilan Volkov, the improvising musician Rhodri Davies, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, to be premiered in the 2015 Tectonics Festival.

Other news: Philip Thomas’s CD of my recent piano music, Republican Bagatelles, Thermogenesis, at the edge of time and L’ascenseur, hat[now]ART 192, is now in the warehouse, waiting for its official release on 12 January 2015, and in December Anton Lukoszevieze will record my recent cello music for Ergodos. A Metier CD with Elizabeth Hilliard singing vocal music by me, Linda Buckley, Grainne Mulvey and David Bremner is also being planned.

Christopher Fox, 18 November 2014