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Performances:

  • Sisyphus' Punishment for string quartet | the Haba quartet | May 17th 2014 | Concert Hall of Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), Beijing, China.
  • Blackbird (1950) Henri Dutilleux (arr. Hesketh 2014) | Riot Ensemble | May 20th 2014 | The Forge, London.
  • Blackbird (1950) Henri Dutilleux (arr. Hesketh 2014) | Riot Ensemble | May 21st 2014 | St. John's College, Cambridge.
  • Knotted Tongues | Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Yongyan Hu | May 22, 2014 | Beijing Concert Hall, 2014 Beijing Modern Music Festival, China.

Latest news:

  • The world premiere of Hesketh's work for string quartet, Sisyphus' Punishment, and a performance of his orchestral work Knotted Tongues, will take place at the 2014 Beijing Modern Music Festival, China, where he will be a featured composer. He will also teach at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
  • Hesketh will be teaching at the Summer Academy of the Ionian University where he will be lecturing on his works for film and dance.
  • A new recording of Hesketh's Japanese Miniatures has been released on the Teriyaki Records/Pavia Musica label with music by Toru Takemitsu, performed by the Russian-Dutch pianist Hanna Shybayeva. Click here for more information.
  • The first NMC recording devoted to large ensemble and orchestral works by Kenneth Hesketh has now been released. The title work is a chamber concerto exploring the idea of the Wunderkammer, or 'cabinet of curiosities', which flourished in the 16th to 18th centuries. Click here for more.
  • Released on iTunes on 18 December 2012, a major collection of Hesketh's chamber music is available on CD performed by Psappha, one of Europe’s leading ensembles. The collection includes the works Dei destini incrociati (2002), Aphorisms (1995), Fra Duri Socgl (2002), Three Pieces in the Shape of a Shoe (2005) and Theatre of Attractions (2007). Click here and here for further details.
  • Three Japanese Miniatures available now on Prima Facie CD Clare Hammond, piano
 
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