what’s going on

This site began as an adjunct to the old Fox Edition website but is now the main source of information about my work. There’s a list of everything published by the Fox Edition and a list of performances. There are also musings on works-in-progress and  information about my writing, including some articles that aren’t so easy to find. I also add recordings which I hope people may find interesting, the newest being Heather Roche giving  Headlong its first outing as a piece for E flat clarinet. Or you can watch her playing it here.

In May Rhodri Davies gave the first performance of Topophony, for orchestra with improvising soloist, in the Glasgow Tectonics Festival with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov, and a clip from that performance is still on-line on the orchestra’s web-pages. A second performance is now scheduled for Cologne in January next year, Ilan Volkov conducting the WDR Symphony Orchestra, with Axel Dörner and Paul Lovens as soloists.

Anton Lukoszevieze’s wonderful recordings of my cello music – arc, re:play, Susan’s Purple, The Dark Road and a multi-track version of The Feeling of Remembering – are now available as an Ergodos CD (ER18), and an LP too. Also just released on Resonus is a lovely recording by the Girls’ Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, singing my Edward Thomas settings, A Dream of Winter. Karin de Fleyt’s magical new recording of the alto flute work from my stone.wind.rain.sun cycle will be released on Metier next March, and Irene Kurka’s beautiful recording of ‘Showing and Telling’ from the Too Far cycle will come out next year on Wandelweiser. In February next year there will be sessions for a new Metier CD with Elizabeth Hilliard singing vocal music by me, Linda Buckley, Grainne Mulvey and David Bremner. More immediately John Snijders will make a BBC studio recording of my new piano piece, The Red Studio, on 30 November, ready for a Radio 3 broadcast on 19 December.

My collaborations with The Clerks have been nominated for two prizes: BASCA have shortlisted  Phantom Voices for a Sonic Arts prize and Medicine Unboxed have shortlisted the same work for their Creative Prize. And the current work in progress? A four-movement work for seven voices, setting the 17th century German poet Martin Opitz’s bleak depiction of the Thirty Years War; EXAUDI will premiere these Trostlieder at the Wigmore Hall on 20 December. 

Christopher Fox, 17 November 2015