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.

The most recent news is of projects ending and beginning. Durham University’s Musicon series has commissioned me to finish my Too Far cycle for their November 2014 festival and the Wellcome Trust have funded a new work for the voices of The Clerks and electronics. It’s called  Phantom Voices and explores the phenomenon of auditory hallucination, the voices and music we hear in our heads; it will be premiered in October. Also 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.

Rather to my surprise, while I was in Darmstadt for the Ferienkurse I wrote a short piece for Trio Scordatura’s Vicentino project. It’s called dolce… pianto and I wrote it in the gaps between concerts, lectures and sessions of the Schreibwerkstatt I was running. There was something quite delightful about retreating for an hour or two every day into Vicentino’s fifth-tone universe!

Other news: Philip Thomas’s CD of my recent piano music, Republican Bagatelles, Thermogenesis, at the edge of time and L’ascenseur is now mastered and will be released on hat[now]ART 192 later this year. Plans are afoot too for new CDs, one for Ergodos with Anton Lukoszevieze playing my recent cello music and the other for Metier with Elizabeth Hilliard singing my vocal music , both scheduled for February 2015 release.

Christopher Fox, 13 September 2014