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Thomas Simaku at the ISCM World Music Days 2012

Posted on 5 February 2012

Thomas Simaku’s work ‘Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo’ has been selected by the International Jury and will be performed at the 2012 ISCM – World Music Days.

Dr Thomas Simaku

More details can be found in the announcement of the ISCM British Section.

As the title suggests, this piece is part of the Soliloquy Cycle – a series of virtuoso works for various instruments that Simaku has composed over the last decade. It was commissioned by the BBC Performing Arts Fund and Christopher Orton, who gave the world premiere at the 2008 Greenwich International Early Music Festival. It won a British Composer Award in 2009 from BASCA; the judging panel ‘unanimously agreed that the winning work redefines the instrument in a visionary and entirely original way. They praised it for its virtuosity, depth of expression, and powerful imagination.’
 
You can hear the piece performed by the dedicatee on Youtube.