Musical Harmony on Apple playlist!

My piece Musical Harmony, released by Voice this week made it onto the apple.music classical play list. Thanks to Voice for the great recording!
 
https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/new-in-classical/pl.211e4d2b8853476dacc00652fc648e1b

Workshop in Oslo

Many thanks to the NyNorsk Messing Kvintet for the 2 day workshop in Oslo. Great work was done to develop my piece “Let There Be Light” for it´s premier at Bergen Kirkeautunnale at Johanneskirken, Thursday 22nd September!

New Voice CD out soon!

Very pleased that Voice are performing my pieces on their latest release by SOMM Recordings, ready for pre-order!!

https://www.facebook.com/SOMMRecordings/posts/2839625656331428

Recording samples for Let There Be Light!

Recording a vocal ensemble today for my new piece “Let There Be Light!” at Laksevåg Kirke, to be premiered by NyNorsk Messingkvintet at Bergen Kirkeautunnale 22. September at Johanneskirke, Bergen!
Many thanks to the Morten Eide Pedersens minnefond!

https://www.facebook.com/BergenKirkeautunnale/posts/5560804883954247

O Boundless Ecclesia premier

My new piece, O Boundless Ecclesia, a setting of a Hildegard von Bingen text will be performed by Voice in their Hildegard Transfigured: A medieval trance for the 21st Century concert at SJE Arts Oxford on Friday 21st May.There are two one-hour performances, 8pm and 10pm.

Link below –

Hildegard Transfigured: A medieval trance for the 21st Century

New piece at Avgarde concert

A new piece, Libera Me, Dies Irae for voice, percussion, harmonium and violin with be performed at the Avgarde concert on 8th November at Nøsteboden in Bergen.

This is the 3rd concert in a series which asks,

¨can art music composed today also be meant for “community singing”? Together we learn songs that are completely newly composed by contemporary composers. This time we have the theme “Requiem fragments”! Come and sing with us!¨

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Great review of Sacred Space

Klassik Musikk – Annabel Guaita

The program opens with Marcus Davidson’s Sacred Space for organ and electronics, an exciting work that sets the tone for the concert and makes me open and curious. Davidson has listened to recordings made by scientists from space and been inspired by this. The electronics and the organ dress each other tonally. Organist Anders Eidsten Dahl is a steady musician throughout the concert and alternates between virtuoso and intense static organ playing. The music draws us into a musical chaos that turns into broad soundscapes. Later in the concert we hear the vocal ensemble Tabula Rasa in Davidson’s Musical harmony and the premiere O, great spirit. This is a beautiful work with delicate, free-tonal harmonies that are reminiscent of Fartein Valen’s expressive tonal language. The vocal ensemble appears as a cohesive organism with listening vocalists. One can only sit back and enjoy their sublime intonation

https://www.klassiskmusikk.com/artikler/anmeldelser/musikk-mellom-tid-og-rom-1/

Pieces at Bergen Kirke Autunnale

Tabula Rasa ensemble and organist Anders Eidsten Dahl will perform 6 of my pieces at the Bergen Kirke Autumnale in Bergen on Sunday 27th September at Johanneskirke, Bergen.

Included is a premier of a new vocal piece Oh Great Spirit, a setting of a prayer by Native American Lakota chief Yellow Lark from 1887.

SACRED SPACE

And The People Stayed Home

The lock down has produced many unexpected collaborations. A chance remark during a conversation with my good friend Clemmie Franks, has resulted in a setting of And The People Stayed At Home by Kitty O´Meara. Clemmie performs the piece in 4 parts, with images by Tabby Lincoln, artwork by Emmy Franks and music by yours truly! Kitty O´Meara herself has written about the video –

“It’s very beautiful….; thank you for sharing. We enjoyed your incredible vocals and the artwork and mixing very much. Very well done!” Kitty O’Meara