In Cloud Light in Manchester

Psappa ensemble will include my piece In Cloud Light for alto flute and electronics in a concert of new work in February. The programme will include the following works:

Charlotte Bray  Caught in the Treetops*
Anna Clyne  Paintbox
Robert Reid Allan  The Palace of Light
Lucy Armstrong  Space Adventure
Michael Cryne  In Cloud Light
Will Frampton  The Greening Variations
Bethan Morgan-Williams  In Kenopsia
James Williamson  Fault-Klang

Benedict Holland Violin*
Psappha Ensemble

Further information, including information on tickets, can be found here

Royal Scottish National Orchestra announce new Composers Hub members

Five emerging UK composers have been selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's RSNO Composers' Hub, the third annual initiative to develop the talents of individuals in the early stages of their careers.

Anna Appleby, Daniel Figols-Cuevas, Neil Smith, Michael Cryne and Nick Morrish Rarity have been selected as the third group of participants of the scheme. They will be given the opportunity to write for the orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, as well as acquire an understanding of the business of a major arts organisation.

The five composers will spend the 2017:18 Season with the RSNO and during their term each composer will write a ten-minute work for full symphony orchestra.  The scheme will culminate in a public workshop in the RSNO Centre's New Auditorium in Glasgow in April 2018, conducted by RSNO Assistant Conductor Holly Mathieson and led by internationally-renowned composer Gary Carpenter, Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music London, from which one work will be chosen to be performed by the RSNO as part of its 2018:19 Season.

For more info see here

Carla Rees to give the London Premiere of In Cloud Light

Internationally renowned flautist Carla Rees will give the London premiere of my new work In Cloud Light for alto flute and electronics. Sunday 16th July, at IKLECTIC space, near Waterloo. Doors open at 6pm, and you can buy advance tickets here.

The concert will feature the following works:
Greg Caffrey - Nocturne
Michael Cryne - In Cloud Light
Adriaan van Noord - Last
Chad Langford - Makura Sadamemu
Sohrab Udumann - Penumbra
Michael Oliva - Passacaglia (world premiere)

Doors open at 6pm
Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door
The concert will last approximately 80 mins, and the bar will be open for refreshments.

Celia's Toyshop to be premiered by the Riot Ensemble

I'm delighted that Celia's Toyshop for sextet will receive its world premiere on Thursday 16th February, 7.30pm at Brixton East 1871.

The Riot Ensemble celebrates the beginning of 2017 with a return to Brixton East 1871 in an evening filled with chamber music from around the world.  Come hear some of Europe’s top performers in an array of World and UK Premieres, along with the customary £5 bottles of wine!

The concert includes Hayirli Olsun for Trombone, Harpischord, Percussion and Piano by Utku Asuroglu (UK Premiere); Shades of Silence for String Trio and Harpsichord by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (UK Premiere), Hammock by Kerry AndrewCelia’s Toyshop by Michael Cryne (World Premiere), Wolke über Bäumen for solo violin with gut strings and baroque bow by Evan Johnson (UK Premiere), and our second performance of Television Continuity Poses, which we co-commissioned with BBC Radio 3 from Jack Sheen.

Performers: Kate Walter, Flute; Ausias Garrigos, Clarinet; Andy Connington, Trombone; Goska Isphording, Harpsichord; Sarah Mason, Percussion; Claudia Maria Racovicean, Piano; Sarah Dacey, Soprano; Sarah Saviet, Violin; Stephen Upshaw, Viola; and Louise McMonagle, Cello

You can find out more and book tickets here