Two weeks ago King Edward Musical Society premiered my orchestral piece, June Unfolding, written for the occasion — a special concert marking the 750th anniversary of Macclesfield’s Royal Charter. The result was recorded by BBC Radio 3 and will be broadcast later this year, but in the meantime, here is a short excerpt from the first half of the piece (which is around 12 minutes long in total) from a ‘bootleg’ recording by a friend. While listening, get a feel for the concert’s sights with photos taken by Gareth Hacking on the night, some of which I’ve also included below. Thanks again to everyone involved in making the night such a great success, from musicians to fire stewards.
Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch composer who works with both acoustic instruments and electronic sounds. He is currently a student at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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