Featured composer at PLUG Festival

April 18, 2019

From 6th—10th May, I will be the featured composer at the PLUG Festival, a contemporary music festival at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. The PLUG Festival predominantly features the work of student composers from the conservatoire in an…

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Below The Belt

February 6, 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…

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London dates announced for 4.48 Psychosis

October 25, 2017

Dates for revival performances of 4.48 Psychosis have been announced by the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and the Royal Opera.  The production, which premiered in 2016 at the Lyric Theatre, co-produced by the Royal Opera and the Guildhall School of Music…

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Stellar reviews for 4.48 Psychosis

July 6, 2016

The response to 4.48 Psychosis has been incredible. Here are some excerpts from them: The Independent.  â˜…★★★★ “Where this first-ever operatic setting by Royal Opera House Guildhall composer-in-residence Philip Venables succeeds is through simple honesty. With a score ranging guilelessly…

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Video of numbers 76-80: tristan und isolde, from LSO St Luke’s

February 25, 2016

Text: Simon Howard Ligeti String Quartet Voices: Natalie Raybould, Lewis Bretherton, George Chambers, Ashley Mercer Recorded at LSO St Luke’s, 29th June 2013. Recording produced by Andrew Morgan Video by Mark Hermida With thanks to LSO St Luke’s, the Esmee…

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Video of The Revenge of Miguel Cotto, LSO St Luke’s

March 20, 2015

Score and more info here The Revenge of Miguel Cotto Music: Philip Venables Text: Steven J Fowler Conductor: Richard Baker Voices: Leigh Melrose, Dario Dugandzic Violins: Ashot Sarkissjan, Ciaran McCabe, James Widden Accordion: Ian Watson Trombones: Graham Lee, Lee Boorer,…

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Portrait Concert / 30 June / St Luke’s

May 10, 2013

Fight music The first ever portrait concert of my work will be at LSO St Luke’s in London on 30th June 2013. The concert features five recent pieces from the last few years, performed in the concert by the Ligeti…

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The Revenge of Miguel Cotto (video)

October 29, 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

May 30, 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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