Posts Tagged ‘ellison’

New Release

October 4, 2009

In early 2010, Innova Recordings will release Invocation, which includes the Borromeo Quartet’s masterful rendition of Ellison’s seven-movement String Quartet #2, Helen Bledsoe’s solo ‘extended’ flute on Invocation-Meditation-Allegro, and the historical live recording at the 2003 Istanbul International Spectral Music Conference of the blind master Turkish Hafız, Kani Karaca, peforming Ellison’s exploration into new worlds of vocal sound and instrumental combination, Elif.  This concert was the second-to-last concert and very last recording of Karaca, widely considered one of the two most influential master Turkish singers of the 20th century.  Distribution by Naxos.

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Concerts and New Projects

October 4, 2009

Ariadne’s Thread–for Duo Arcobaleni.  Silvia Belfiore, piano, Maurizio Ben Omar, percussion.  For ‘Meditrerraneus’ Project, Acqui Terme, Italy.  October 2010.

String Quartet #3–commissioned by Fry Street Quartet (USA) for premiere in 2010-11 concert season.

Adagio Mistico and Scherzo from String Quartet #2, Hezarfen Ensemble, Borusan Music House, Istanbul.  January 16, 2010, 8PM.

BBC Commissions Michael Ellison

January 18, 2009

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June 30, 2008


Michael Ellison has been commissioned by the BBC to compose a work for symphony orchestra and traditional Turkish ensemble to serve as the finale to the BBC Symphony Orchestra‘s Diverse Orchestras Week: Discovering the Music of Turkey, 2008. The world premiere performance of the commissioned work by Ellison will be heard on 21 November, 2008, in two concerts at Maida Vale Studios in London. This is the first time in the history of the BBC SO’s Diverse Orchestras project that a finale piece has been commissioned, and is the first known UK commission to use such musical forces.


The work is to be approximately 10′, for the following instrumentation:

video (Turkish)

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