what’s going on

This site began life as an adjunct to the old Fox Edition website but is now the main source of information about my work 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 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.

Perhaps the biggest development of recent months has been the premiere of Topophony, my work for orchestra with improvising soloist. Rhodri Davies gave the first performance on 3 May in the Glasgow Tectonics Festival with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov, and the recording of that performance is still on-line on the BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now web-pages. It sounds very good, thanks to the magnificent musicians of the orchestra, Ilan and Rhodri, and the BBC production team in Glasgow.

Anton Lukoszevieze’s wonderful new recordings of my cello music – arc, re:play, Susan’s Purple, The Dark Road and a multi-track version of The Feeling of Remembering – will be released in August as an Ergodos CD (ER18), and an LP too (with some collectable differences between the two). In July Karin de Fleyt will record the alto flute work from my stone.wind.rain.sun cycle (also for Metier); in September Irene Kurka will record ‘Showing and Telling’ from the Too Far cycle for Wandelweiser, and Tom McKinney will record a CD of all my music for guitar; also in September there will be sessions for a new Metier CD with Elizabeth Hilliard singing vocal music by me, Linda Buckley, Grainne Mulvey and David Bremner;

On my desk? Music for piano, for John Snijders, and three new pieces for voices, for EXAUDI, for CoMA, and for The Clerks. 

Christopher Fox, 30 June 2015