Philip Venables

Tag: London Sinfonietta

Conducting debut with London Sinfonietta at Coventry City of Culture

26 April 2022

I picked up a baton again this weekend for the first time in 15 years. Having spent a lot of time as a student conducting my own ensembles or youth orchestras around West London, it wasn’t something I continued to…

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Illusions at New Music Biennial 2022

1 March 2022

Illusions — my collaboration with performance artist David Hoyle — will feature in this year’s New Music Biennial retrospective at Coventry City of Culture and London’s Southbank Centre. This year’s Biennial not only features ten new works as usual, but…

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Below The Belt

6 February 2018

My debut album, Below the Belt, is now available for pre-ordering via NMC here. The disc will be launched on 16th March 2018.  The works on the disc are: The Revenge of Miguel Cotto,Klaviertrio im Geiste,Numbers 76–80,Numbers 91-95,Metamorphoses after Britten,Illusions….

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The Gender Agenda reopening the Queen Elizabeth Hall

1 August 2017

I’ll be writing a big audience-interactive piece for four european ensembles: The London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Remix Ensemble and Asko Schoenberg.  This will premiere in London, Frankfurt, Porto and Amsterdam through 2018, beginning with the reopening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall…

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Dutch Courage released on NMC

18 February 2016

Dutch Courage, my piece for amateur ensemble, has just been released by NMC.  The new disc is called Open Score and it is a collaboration with Contemporary Music for Amateurs (CoMA), for whom I wrote Dutch Courage when I was a student at the…

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New Music Biennial 2017

20 January 2016

Illusions, my collaboration with David Hoyle and the London Sinfonietta, has been selected for the New Music Biennial in 2017.   That means that we will revive the work and hopefully recalibrate it for the political events of that year, and…

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Illusions – collaboration with David Hoyle

11 May 2015

I’m delighted to have been able to contribute to the London Sinfonietta‘s Notes to the New Government on Saturday at the Southbank Centre.  David Hoyle and I worked on an ‘in-yer-face’ piece called Illusions which was based on the message: democracy is an…

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The Revenge of Miguel Cotto (video)

29 October 2012

A performance piece about a true story of revenge and honour between boxers Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. Music: Philip Venables Text: Stephen J. Fowler Performed by: the London Sinfonietta Location: Village Underground Date: May 2012

The Revenge of Miguel Cotto preview

30 May 2012

The preview version of The Revenge of Miguel Cotto was premiered on 16th May at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London.  What a great evening!  The London Sinfonietta were performing, conducted by Richard Baker, with vocalists Leigh Melrose and Alexander Robin…

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Sketches for The Revenge of Miguel Cotto

7 March 2012

The Revenge of Miguel Cotto, the work that Steve Fowler and I are working on for the London Sinfonietta Blue Touch Paper project, is going well.  The work is moving at a fast pace now, and I’m having some mentoring…

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Music, Text and Violence (an interview)

10 February 2012

A conversation with Theatre Director Nick Blackburn about my compositional approach.  

Selected for Blue Touch Paper

10 January 2012

I’m delighted to have been selected with poet Steven J Fowler for the London Sinfonietta’s new Blue Touch Paper scheme. We were selected in October for our project that is an immersive, 45-minute-long  semi-staged piece for ensemble, electronics and vocalists,…

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