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what’s going on

This site lists everything published by the Fox 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 the late Bob Gilmore’s documentary on my music, from his Tentative Affinities project, and links to other material, such as this YouTube clip of Ensemble Offspring’s premiere of Iron Rain and Irene Kurka’s interview with me for her neue musik leben podcast.

Email info@foxedition.co.uk for information on how to get the scores and CDs listed here. Also available is Rose Dodd’s book, Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox – Straight Lines in Broken Times. When Musical Times reviewed it in 2017 they 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 the Topophony works, A New Ocean and The Red Studio. 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) and 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. A New Ocean, for six instrumentalists and electronics, was premiered in the Negev desert in November and John Snijders’ recording of The Red Studio is released later this month on the ezz-thetics label.

Snijders CD cover

Christopher Fox, 8 April 2020