Eminent Domains by Tarik O'Regan
7th June 2013
has collaborated with the classical guitarist Stewart French on a project based around a solo guitar suite extracted from his work for chorus and guitar, Acallam na Senórach: An Irish Colloquy. The first performance of this new version with percussion, entitled Eminent Domains, was given at the Asylum Arts Centre in London this month. Since then it has featured in Classical Guitar Magazine. Both the live EP and sheet music are now available to buy online.
Buy the sheet music here... | Download the live EP here...
O'Regan says of the project:
I'm delighted that Stewart has taken Eminent Domains and made it his own with the release of the live EP. Although it's fully notated for the guitar, the addition of improvised live percussion has added a completely new dimension to the work.
Stewart French comments:
I am very excited about the publication and release of our take on Tarik's Eminent Domains. It has been a real joy being involved with such an open and interactive creative process with Tarik and Steve, the kind of collaboration which for me encapsulated the future of new guitar music. I hope the score, video and EP provide the tools for amateurs and professionals everywhere to engage with the amazing music of Tarik O'Regan.
Watch an extract of the live performance below...
ABOUT EMINENT DOMAINS...
Eminent Domains was created for Stewart French. These interludes for solo guitar were extrapolated from Acallam na Senórach, originally co-commissioned by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, Indiana and Peak Performances at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.
Duration: c.12'. Order number: NOV163174
For further information on the Eminent Domains project, visit eminentguitar.com
A recording of Acallam na Senórach: An Irish Colloquy by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland with Stewart French (guitar) and Paul Hillier (conductor) is available on Harmonia Mundi USA: HMU 807486.
ABOUT TARIK O'REGAN
Recent recognition: two GRAMMY nominations (including Best Classical Album) for Threshold of Night, two British Composer Awards, Gramophone Award nomination for Scattered Rhymes, NEA Artistic Excellence Award and South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination for Heart of Darkness.
Current and future commissions: Suite from Heart of Darkness for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; a full-length ballet for the Dutch National Ballet; large scale new works for the Hallé Orchestra, American Opera Projects and the University of Michigan.
Recent projects: two North African-influced compositions (Raï, for the Dutch National Ballet, and Chaâbi, commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra) in 2012; a third solo album on the Harmonia Mundi label, Acallam na Senórach, and the premiere of his first opera, Heart of Darkness, at the Royal Opera House, London in 2011.
Life and work: O'Regan grew up in London, where he was born in 1978, spending some of his childhood in Morocco and Algeria. Since 2007, he has divided his time between New York City and Cambridge, England. His music, recorded on over 25 albums, is published exclusively by Novello & Company Limited.
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