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Laurence Osborn


 

Laurence Osborn

Composer

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Laurence Osborn


 

Laurence Osborn

Composer

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News

 

02/08/17

I am an International Showcase Artist at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival this year, along with Laura Bowler, Kit Downes, The Riot Ensemble. Laura Cannell, and Lauren Sarah Hayes. Find out more about them here. My piece for amplified solo soprano and ensemble, Ctrl, will be premiered at hcmf// on 24th November 2017 by Sarah Dacey and The Riot Ensemble. Click here to book.

 

12/07/17

I have been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize 2017, along with composers Freya Waley-Cohen, Bethan Morgan-Williams, Eugene Birman, Emmanuel Charalabopalos, and Austin Leung. I have been commissioned to write a new chamber piece for Music In The Round Festival 2018.

 

04/07/17

I have been commissioned by Nonclassical to write a movement for solo Drum Machine and Orchestra as part of Nonclassical's Rise of the Machines #2, to take place on 21st October 2017. The piece will be performed by Southbank Sinfonia. More information and tickets are available here.

20/06/17

The live recording of Black Snow Falls for 23 Solo Strings is now available for streaming on my Soundcloud profile. Visit my 'works' page or click here to listen. The performance was given by Outcry Ensemble conducted by James Henshaw at Temple Church on May 9th 2017. The recording was done by Coviello Productions and the engineer was Aaron Holloway-Nahum.

 

12/06/17

I have received a Grants for the Arts award from Arts Council England to write the music and text for a new piece scored for amplified soprano and ensemble. The piece, called Ctrl, will take the shape of three reflections on masculinity in the 21st century. Details of the world premiere to be announced later this summer.

 

16/03/17

I have been commissioned to write a new piece for London-based orchestra Outcry Ensemble, with funds from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Foundation. The piece, scored for 23 solo strings, will be performed at St Johns Church on 27th April, and Temple Church on 9th May.

 

08/11/16

Nonclassical Curated by Laurence Osborn and Explore Ensemble, 14th December 2016, The Victoria, Dalston
Curated as part of my Composer-in-Association-ship with Nonclassical. Featuring performances by members of the Manon Quartet and accordionist Bartosz Glowacki. Programme includes Kurtag's 'Signs, Games, and Messages' and pieces by Arne Gieshoff and Laurence Osborn.


08/11/16

'Micrographia' up on Riot Ensemble soundcloud
Click here to listen to the live recording of the  world première of 'Micrographia', performed by The Riot Ensemble cond. Aaron Holloway-Nahum at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, 29th October 2016.

 

11/10/16

'The Mother' talk at Kings College London
I will be giving a talk on 'The Mother' at Kings College London's Arts and Humanities Festival on October 18th alongside Professor Paul Allain. Details here.

 

25/05/16

Classical NEXT 2016
I have been selected by the PRS Foundation as one of three UK-based artists to be given a PRSF/Classical NEXT Fellowship in 2016. Along with Elaine Mitchener and Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Laurence will be attending Classical NEXT in Rotterdam to represent the UK and make connections with international practitioners and producers.

 

23/04/16

Devoted & Disgruntled: 'How Can We Change Opera For The Better?'
My response to Improbable and ENO's Devoted and Disgruntled conference has been published in the Institute of Composing Journal. It can be read here.

 

Upcoming Performances →

News


News

 

02/08/17

I am an International Showcase Artist at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival this year, along with Laura Bowler, Kit Downes, The Riot Ensemble. Laura Cannell, and Lauren Sarah Hayes. Find out more about them here. My piece for amplified solo soprano and ensemble, Ctrl, will be premiered at hcmf// on 24th November 2017 by Sarah Dacey and The Riot Ensemble. Click here to book.

 

12/07/17

I have been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize 2017, along with composers Freya Waley-Cohen, Bethan Morgan-Williams, Eugene Birman, Emmanuel Charalabopalos, and Austin Leung. I have been commissioned to write a new chamber piece for Music In The Round Festival 2018.

 

04/07/17

I have been commissioned by Nonclassical to write a movement for solo Drum Machine and Orchestra as part of Nonclassical's Rise of the Machines #2, to take place on 21st October 2017. The piece will be performed by Southbank Sinfonia. More information and tickets are available here.

20/06/17

The live recording of Black Snow Falls for 23 Solo Strings is now available for streaming on my Soundcloud profile. Visit my 'works' page or click here to listen. The performance was given by Outcry Ensemble conducted by James Henshaw at Temple Church on May 9th 2017. The recording was done by Coviello Productions and the engineer was Aaron Holloway-Nahum.

 

12/06/17

I have received a Grants for the Arts award from Arts Council England to write the music and text for a new piece scored for amplified soprano and ensemble. The piece, called Ctrl, will take the shape of three reflections on masculinity in the 21st century. Details of the world premiere to be announced later this summer.

 

16/03/17

I have been commissioned to write a new piece for London-based orchestra Outcry Ensemble, with funds from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Foundation. The piece, scored for 23 solo strings, will be performed at St Johns Church on 27th April, and Temple Church on 9th May.

 

08/11/16

Nonclassical Curated by Laurence Osborn and Explore Ensemble, 14th December 2016, The Victoria, Dalston
Curated as part of my Composer-in-Association-ship with Nonclassical. Featuring performances by members of the Manon Quartet and accordionist Bartosz Glowacki. Programme includes Kurtag's 'Signs, Games, and Messages' and pieces by Arne Gieshoff and Laurence Osborn.


08/11/16

'Micrographia' up on Riot Ensemble soundcloud
Click here to listen to the live recording of the  world première of 'Micrographia', performed by The Riot Ensemble cond. Aaron Holloway-Nahum at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, 29th October 2016.

 

11/10/16

'The Mother' talk at Kings College London
I will be giving a talk on 'The Mother' at Kings College London's Arts and Humanities Festival on October 18th alongside Professor Paul Allain. Details here.

 

25/05/16

Classical NEXT 2016
I have been selected by the PRS Foundation as one of three UK-based artists to be given a PRSF/Classical NEXT Fellowship in 2016. Along with Elaine Mitchener and Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Laurence will be attending Classical NEXT in Rotterdam to represent the UK and make connections with international practitioners and producers.

 

23/04/16

Devoted & Disgruntled: 'How Can We Change Opera For The Better?'
My response to Improbable and ENO's Devoted and Disgruntled conference has been published in the Institute of Composing Journal. It can be read here.

 

Upcoming Performances →