Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who visited these pages in 2021. In the near future they will undergo a bit of an overhaul.
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 2020 interview with Robert Worby for BBC Radio 3 and the late Bob Gilmore’s documentary on my music, part of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order any of the scores and CDs listed here, or 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.’
The book doesn’t cover newer music such as Topophony. In 2015 Ilan Volkov premiered 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 in 2017 he premiered a version of the piece for chamber orchestra, 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. For the most recent performance on 8 September 2021 in Vienna, with ensemble xx.jahrhundert directed by Peter Burwik, the improvising soloist Elisabeth Flunger used this percussion array.
Christopher Fox, 21 January 2022