Philip Venables

The Revenge of Miguel Cotto

The Revenge of Miguel Cotto is a piece about a true story of two boxers, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.  Steven Fowler’s poetry, whilst not telling the story, reflects on aspects of it such as love, betrayal, their knockout fight, physical and mental injury.  It was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta as part of their Blue Touch Paper scheme.

Ensemble: 2 male voices, 3tbn / acc.2perc(punchbags) / 3vln + amplification.
Duration: 14 mins
Music: Philip Venables
Text: Steven J Fowler
Conductor: Richard Baker
Voices: Leigh Melrose, Dario Dugandzic
Players: Ashot Sarkissjan, Ciaran McCabe, James Widden, Ian Watson, Graham Lee, Lee Boorer, Simon Baker, Matthew West, Oliver Lowe.

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 Fairbairn Foundation, the Arts Council of England and the London Sinfonietta.

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