John Stringer: Composer & Conductor
AWAKENING NIGHT (2020)
AGAINST THE SHADOWS I (2020)
The first music in this collaborative work between Sarah Watts and Sheffield creative agency Peter and Paul about endangerd species, is an extract from my work for contrabass clarinet (starting at 7.11) . It was first performed at Sheffield's Festival of the Mind in 2020
This duo's starting point was the relationship between
characters in the Korean theatre Pansori. Although there is no link to Korean music per se, some of the emotional gestures and,
at times, the relationship between piano and viola consider aspects of the theatrical form of Pansori. It was written at the
suggestion of pianist Jin Hyung Lim. in 2017.
DISQUIET II (2012)
The second of three pieces that consider musical fragments. Pessoa's Book of Disquiet was an initial inspiration and the first piece was a set of four short movements for piano; this
second work again utlises small fragmentary sections,
but they are connected to create a narrative. The first
performance was given by Joseph Houston in London.
Signals became part of a volume of works for solo oboe edited by John Stringer and Melinda Maxwell. The volume was launched in York, but there was a short series of classes at the RNCM, Manchester where some of the works were discussed.
MURAIL: LE LAC (UK PREMIERE)
John Stringer conducting the Chimera Ensemble
in the UK Premiere of Tristan Murail's seminal work.
Recordings of Signals, Nocturnal, Drill, Hinterland, Fall of the Rebel Angels and Shadowthreatened are available on Soundcloud