Recording in Oxford at Bartlemas Farmhouse Barn

Thanks to Clemmie FranksVictoria VC, Emily Burn of Voice, Rory Green, Alistair Walker, Humphrey Thompson and Chris Franks for a great recording session at Bartlemas Farmhouse Barn.  We recorded 2 of my pieces, Bhur Bhuvah Svaha from The Conscious Sky and Musical Harmony, and SATB working of a piece previously written for Voice. The recording was engineered by Adaq Khan.

New commission from Bøen/Fiskaaen duo

Marcus has been commissioned by the Bergen based Bøen/Fiskaaen duo for a new piece for flute and classical guitar. Funding has been provided by Komponistenes Vederlagsfond (Norwegian composers fund). The Bøen/Fiskaaen duo can be found here.øenFiskaaen-DUO-111352745588488/

Standing Waves premieres at Østre, Bergen on 5th November

Marcus will unveil his new collaboration with violinist Roger Huckle on 5th November 2016 at Østre, Bergen at 20:00.  The concert is entitled Standing Waves – east meets west, sound fest!

Standing Waves is a concert mixing a unique combination of Earth sounds and film, with the music of the western and eastern hemispheres.  Performing are:
Roger Huckle – violin
Sanju Sahai – tabla
Marcus Davidson – keyboards/sounds
Jayson Stilwell – voice/overtoning

Sangu Sahai is one of the greatest tabla players of the Benares tradition, with a world wide reputation.

Jayson Stilwell is one of the UK’s leading overtone singers, and has been collaborating with Marcus over several projects.

Event information can be found here and here.

Arrangements by Marcus in a Shakespeare-themed programme

Cellist Matt Haimovitz & vocal trio Voice perform new arrangements by Marcus Davidson at a Shakespeare-themed programme traversing the centuries, from Hildegard of Bingen to Leonard Cohen at Dalston Old Boys Club on Sunday, 7th August.

Cellist Matt Haimovitz, a “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance” (The New Yorker), and the unique trio Voice bring their new “delightfully inventive” (Portland Press Herald) collaboration to the UK, following their successful tour of the USA in February 2016.  Concert details here.

Guitar piece 4 Rhapsodies premieres in Dale, Norway

Marcus Davidson’s new piece 4 Rhapsodies for classical guitar will be premiered at the Avgarde 16 concert at Dalehallen, Dale, Norway on Saturday, 21st May, at 14:30.  The piece will be performed by Bergen classical guitarist Hallgeir Fiskaaen.  More information about the concert can be found on the Avgarde website.

Please note: the concert ‘officially’ ends in the local pub.  You have to admire the Avgarde team for their commitment to the performing arts!

Spire 2016 in Cambridge

The next Spire concert will be held at The Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW, on Friday 26th February 2016, from 5 – 8 pm.

Performers will be: John Beaumont, Marcus Davidson, Philip JeckCharles MatthewsSimon ScottClaire M Singer and The Eternal Chord.

This concert will be recorded, and a donation towards entry guarantees you a free copy of the recording, as a wav file.

Voice sing Light live on BBC Radio 3

Voice, the vocal trio of Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks & Emily Burn, sang Marcus’s piece Light (a setting of the poem by Elizabeth Jennings) live on Monday 16th November on the BBC Radionbsp;3 programme In Tune, hosted by Sean Rafferty.

The programme can be listened to on the iPlayer for the following month here.