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About foxedition

Composer

This site lists everything published by the Fox Edition (although many of these works are now available through the Composers Edition), offers thoughts on work-in-progress and, under normal circumstances, would have news of imminent performances. It is updated regularly but the topical content is not archived. There are recordings, including a recent interview with Robert Worby for BBC Radio 3 and the late Bob Gilmore’s documentary on my music, from his Tentative Affinities project. There are also links to other material, such as Claire Edwarde’s video of An extraordinary mildness and Irene Kurka’s interview with me for her neue musik leben podcast.

Email info[at]foxedition[dot]co[dot]uk for information on how to get the scores and CDs listed here and Rose Dodd’s book, Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox – Straight Lines in Broken Times. The Musical Times review of the book in 2017 concluded that ‘Fox’s bold estrangement of the most basic elements of classical connectedness brings experimental cool into productive interchange with that modernist turbulence, and helps to highlight his skill at crossing borders considered insurmountable by more mainstream modernists.’ 

But the book doesn’t cover newer music such as TopophonyThe Red Studio and the O Antiphons. In 2015 Ilan Volkov premiered the orchestral Topophony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and soloist Rhodri Davies (a clip from the BBC SSO performance is still on the orchestra’s web-pages); in 2017 he premiered the chamber orchestral Topophony with Yoni Silver, Ram Gabay and the Israel Contemporary Players. On HatHut there’s a CD with three recordings by Ilan and the WDR Orchestra: orchestra alone, a concert performance with Axel Dörner and Paul Lovens, and a studio version with John Butcher and Thomas Lehn. John Snijders’ recording of The Red Studio was released in May 2020 on the Hat Hut and St. Catharine’s College Choir’s recording of the O Antiphons was released on Resonus in October 2020.

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Christopher Fox, 25 January 2021