A Violence of Gifts BBC Broadcast

The broadcast recording of the premiere performance of A Violence of Gifts is now available to listen to online as part of the BBC's Performing Miracles series.

A Violence of Gifts is a setting of a new text by poet Owen Sheers and was given its first performance on 18th April at St David's Hall in Cardiff by the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales with Elizabeth Atherton (soprano) and Roderick Williams (baritone) conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

A Violence of Gifts

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Mark's new 40-minute work for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra, A Violence of Gifts, will be premiered on 18th April 7.30pm at St David's Hall, Cardiff by the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales with Elizabeth Atherton (soprano) and Roderick Williams (baritone) conducted by Martyn Brabbins. The work sets a new text by poet Owen Sheers and is paired with Holst's The Planets. Mark has been blogging about the project on the Radio 3 website. For further details and to book tickets visit BBC NOW.

Fidelio Trio at St David's Hall

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The wonderful Fidelio Trio perform Mark's piano trio Airs No Oceans Keep as part of the St David's Hall Contemporary Lunchtime Concert on Saturday 4th April at 1pm alongside music by Donnacha Dennehy, Evan Ziporyn, Johannes Maria Staud and Orlando Jacinto Garcia. Further details here.

Channel Rose at The Place

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Following the successful premiere in Cardiff last December, Mark's second collaboration with choreographer Eleesha Drennan arrives in London on the 27th and 28th February at The Place. The evening-long work features three extraordinary dancers with music by John Woolrich, Andy Scott, Xenakis, Graham Fitkin and newly composed work by Mark.

The music will be performed live by Julian Warburton and Simon Haram. There will be a post-show discussion on the Friday evening with Mark and Eleesha chaired by the Royal Ballet's Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor.

More details and tickets here.

Fidelio Trio perform Airs No Oceans Keep

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On Wednesday 21st January, the acclaimed Fidelio Trio – Darragh Morgan (violin), Adi Tal (cello) and Mary Dullea (piano) – will perform a lunchtime concert as part of their residency at St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. Alongside music by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Percy Grainger they will present the Irish premiere of Mark's 2010 piano trio Airs No Ocean Keep, which they will be recording with NMC later this year. More details here. The trio will be giving further performances this month at the Boilerhouse Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London on Tuesday 27th January (details here) and at Rambert Dance Company, London on Thursday 29th January (details here).

Channel Rose

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Mark's second collaboration with choreographer Eleesha Drennan premieres on the 5th and 6th December at the Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The evening-long work features three extraordinary dancers with music by John Woolrich, Andy Scott, Xenakis, Graham Fitkin and newly composed work by Mark. The music will be performed live by Julian Warburton and Simon Haram. More details here.

Thomas Gould at Nonclassical

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The wonderful violinist Thomas Gould will perform a showcase of new work from his new album Bach to Parker at Nonclassical's first Global happening on November 26th featuring events from five different countries brought together in a secret East London venue. The set will include Mark's piece for violin and electronics Lines written a few miles below. For more details and to book tickets visit Nonclassical.

Shakespeare Sounds and Sweet Airs

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Sound and Sweet Airs is a celebration of 20th and 21st century choral and instrumental music inspired by Shakespeare's poetry to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth. The programme combines the performing forces of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's new music ensemble Kokoro and the London-based chamber choir Canticum and features Mark's 2007 work Stealing Poison alongside music by Oliver Knussen, Hywel Davies, Thomas Adès, Howard Skempton and Ralph Vaughan Williams. More details here.