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We commissioned design duo Pinar & Viola to make a video art piece embodying AI and biotech. See it here (8/19)

We’ve commissioned composer Gavin Higgins to write a string sextet on the theme of “ecstasy”. Likely premiere and recording in 2020. (8/19)

Echo Collective will be launching “12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann” by Jóhann Jóhannsson at Funkhaus Berlin on 20 September.  Further performances include Barbican Milton Court, London on 3 November. (7/19)

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The Foundation supported the commissioning of composer Claire M Singer for the PRS New Music Biennial.  Her piece, Gleann Ciuin, was performed with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Southbank London on 5 July and in Hull on 14 July.  (7/19) 

The Foundation supported a performance of Eliane Radigue’s  Occam XXVI (2018) by the percussionist Enrico Malatesta at the concert programme Music We’d Like to Hear 2019″ in London on 12 July. Details here (6/19)

We supported Renaud Wiser Dance Company’s commissioning of composer Oliver Coates and performances  here (5/19)

Tickets on sale here for our next London concert with Ives Ensemble presenting music by composer Richard Rijnvos in October 2019 (3/19)

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Our latest album – “Songs and Vexations”, is now released! More details here (2/19)

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Two recording sessions in January – in Amsterdam with the Ives Ensemble recording “Riflessi” by Richard Rijnvos, for release in October 2019, and in Berlin with the Echo Collective recording “12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann” by Johánn Johánnsson for release in late 2019.  (01/19)

Our album – “Chamber and Solo works” by Charlotte Bray, was released on 3 October 2018. More details here. We held a launch concert in London on 16 October 2018 at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.  Review of concert here (11/18)

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We’re at Jet Studio in Brussels with the Echo Collective making a demo recording of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s string quartet, “12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann”  (10/18)

Financial Times article about commissioning music includes an interview with Richard Thomas here (6/18)

Laurence Crane and Ives Ensemble pianist John Snijders in conversation here, including a discussion of our CD released last year, and the first ever RTF commission. (6/18)

160 people attended our latest concert including the world premiere of our Jonathan Dove commission “Letters from Claude”  in what was one of the first concerts in the newly reopened Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre (5/18)

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Two new projects underway – we’ve commissioned Berlin-based Spanish DJ Hugo Capablanca to create a concept album; and we’re supporting Ollie Coates’ composition of a cello and electronics piece for Renaud Wiser Dance Company.  (3/18)

We deeply mourn the sad loss of our dear friend Johánn Johánnsson. (2/18)

Ives Ensemble CD selected as “Classical CD of the year” by critic Liam Cagney in Gramophone here (12/17) 

We’ve commissioned Jonathan Dove to write a song duet for Claire Booth and Sue Bickley, accompanied by pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen.  The piece will be based on the correspondence between Satie and Debussy (11/17)

Following our recording in Budapest in July 2017, new CD now released by our record label RTF Classical –  Andrew Matthews-Owen playing piano music by Joseph Phibbs, Hannah Kendall and Dobrinka Tabakova. “His playing throughout is a marvel” Guy Rickards, Gramophone.   Details here.  (10/17)

Joel Ashford gave the premiere of Martin Butler’s “Comic Book Fanfares” (supported in part by the Foundation) on 27 September 2017 at the Royal College of Music, London. (9/17)

Ives Ensemble CD shortlisted for the Gramophone Contemporary Classical Music Award. (8/17)

We’re arranging a recording of music by Charlotte Bray focusing on chamber music for the viola planned for release in November 2018, with a launch concert at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on 16th October 2018. (6/17)

Our latest album – Ives Ensemble playing music by Laurence Crane, was released on 3 March 2017. More details here.     We held launch concerts in London on 18 March 2017 and in Amsterdam on 7 April 2017 with a total audience of about 200 people.  The first review (in Gramophone, March 2017) by Philip Clark said “I like this disc and think you ought to buy it.” (4/17)

Charlotte Bray’s Yellow Leaves performed by Claire Booth and Andrew Matthews-Owen was on Radio 3 at the end of an international women’s day broadcast on 7 March 2017

We’re in the studio with Swedish singer songwriter Aski Dahl,  recording her first album release, planned for 2018.  More details to follow! (12/16)

Fulham Brass Band played “Sadly Now the Throstle Sings” (commissioned by the Foundation) as part of a concert on 23 October. Details here (10/16)

Article on the Foundation in “Classical Music Magazine” here  (09/16)

Excerpts from Charlotte Bray’s “Yellow Leaves” (commissioned by the Foundation) performed as part of BBC Proms and broadcast on Radio 3 (8/16)

Presto Classical interview with Richard here (5/16)

Foundation arranged Allegri quartet CD launch concerts to an audience of about 170 at Conway Hall in London on 22nd May and of about 100 at the Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin on 25th May. CD reviews here. (5/16)

Gavin Higgins nominated for RPS large scale composition award for “Dark Arteries” – a piece based on an original commission by the Foundation (4/16)

World Premieres of two new Foundation commissions by Icelandic composers Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir were performed to an audience of 250 at Conway Hall, London (16/4/16).  Some details here.