Philip Venables

Reviews of 4.48 Psychosis with Intercontemporain / Pintscher

22 December 2021

The Festival d’Automne à Paris and Ensemble Intercontemporain gave a concert performance of 4.48 Psychosis on 16th December 2021. The concert was part of the Festival feature about my work, and took place in the Cité de la Musique in…

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Interview / Trailer video for 4.48 Psychosis

9 December 2021

The Philharmonie de Paris have just released this trailer video in advance of the concert performance of 4.48 Psychosis there on Thursday 16th December with Ensemble Intercontemporain, in a co-production with the Festival d’Automne à Paris. The 9-minute video features…

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Tempo: interaction between music and text in 4.48 Psychosis

20 October 2021

An article about 4.48 Psychosis has just been published in the Tempo journal of new music, written by Tom Crathorne, about the interaction between music and libretto. The full article is available here. This is the abstract: The success of…

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‘My Favourite Piece…’ at Transit Festival, Leuven

13 October 2021

Andreas Borregaard will perform My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations at the Transit Festival in Leuven. The strapline of the festival is “The Sound of Tomorrow”. Ted Huffman and I made this piece with Andreas during the lockdown, and…

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numbers 81–85; numbers 96–100

8 October 2021

This is the catalogue page for numbers 81–85 and numbers 96–100 (published together). numbers 81–85 and numbers 96–100  were commissioned by the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Musica, festival international des musiques d’aujourd’hui de Strasbourg and Collectif Lovemusic. The first performance…

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Venables plays Bach

8 October 2021

This is the catalogue page for Venables plays Bach. Venables plays Bach is a 42-channel looping sound installation commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris for their 2021 Festival, installed in l’Église de Saint Eustache. My introduction Twenty-five years ago, I…

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The live Organ component of ‘Venables plays Bach’

4 October 2021

This post accompanies the programme booklet for Venables plays Bach, a 42-channel sound installation in l’Église de Saint Eustache, Paris, as part of the Festival d’Automne à Paris. The installation can be heard each day between 2.30–5.30pm, 7th to 16th…

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Press photos of Denis & Katya in Montpellier by Marc Ginot

10 September 2021

Some production images from the Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier production of Denis & Katya, July 2021. Directed by Ted Huffman, design and lighting by Andrew Lieberman, video by Pierre Martin, music direction by Tim Anderson, sound by Max Hunter….

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A Photograph released on Hermes Experiment Album

2 September 2021

A Photograph — a little piece I wrote last year for the Hermes Experiment with playwright Cordelia Lynn — will be appear on the group’s forthcoming album, SONG. The album is on Delphian Records, and will be released on 22nd…

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Denis & Katya announced at Dutch National Opera / Opera Forward Festival

31 August 2021

Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam have announced that they will make a new production of Denis & Katya in the Opera Forward Festival 2022. The Festival features a range of new operatic each year in March in a range of…

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Venables plays Bach announced at Festival d’Automne à Paris

12 August 2021

I will be making a brand new 42-speaker sound installation at the Church of Saint Eustache in Paris as part of this years Festival d’Automne à Paris. The installation, Venables plays Bach, explores my relationship with J.S. Bach’s Little Prelude…

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Glowing Reviews for Denis & Katya in Montpellier

6 August 2021

Denis & Katya made its french premiere a few weeks ago in a new french-language version at the Opéra National Montpellier. The production featured soprano Chloé Briot and baritone Elliot Madore, and cellists from the Orchestre National Montpellier. Ted Huffman…

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Two mini-documentaries about Denis & Katya in Montpellier

20 July 2021

Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier have made two little videos taking a peek behind the scenes of the production of Denis & Katya. Episode 1 features interviews with me and Ted about the show (mostly in english) and Episode 2 features…

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4.48 Psychosis announced at Philharmonie de Paris / Festival d’Automne with Ensemble Intercontemporain

5 July 2021

4.48 Psychosis will be performed in concert by Ensemble Intercontemporain on 16th December 2021 in the Cité de la Musique at the Philharmonie de Paris, as part of the feature on my work in the Festival d’Automne 2021. The performance…

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Press photos of Philip Venables and Ted Huffman

2 July 2021

Here are a few press photos of Philip Venables and Ted Huffman, copyright Clemens Heidrich (in theatre) and Dominic Mercier (in front of the red wall) respectively. They can be used for promotional use with the appropriate credit. Click on…

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Denis & Katya announced in Hannover

30 June 2021

The German premiere of Denis & Katya has been announced for the 21—22 Season of the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover. The theatre has commissioned a german language version of the opera, which has been translated by director and librettist Robert Lehmeier….

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Portrait concerts at Musica Festival and Festival d’Automne announced

30 June 2021

Musica Festival in Strasbourg has just announced its 2021 programme, and I’m delighted to say there will be a portrait concert of my work in the festival on 1st October. The concert will be performed by Lovemusic, with guest artists…

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New dates and cast for Denis & Katya in Montpellier

30 June 2021

The performances of Denis & Katya in Montpellier have been postponed due to Covid-19. The opera will now take place on the main stage of the Opéra Comédie on 26th, 28th and 29th July. Tickets are available here. The performances…

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Portrait photos by Monica de Alwis

2 June 2021

Here are some press photos, copyright Monica de Alwis, taken in Berlin in May 2021 for the Festival d’Automne à Paris. Click on the image for very high-resolution version. They can be used for non-commercial promotional use with the appropriate…

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My Favourite Piece is the Goldberg Variations

24 February 2021

For the last year I have been collaborating with Ted Huffman and the accordionist Andreas Borregaard on a new piece. This has now come to fruition, and was premiered (virtually) at the Borealis Festival in Bergen on 20th March 2021,…

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