April 23rd 2021: Three Imaginary Dialogues, Spitalhofsaal Reutlingen, 8pm. Piano Duo Hayashikazi-Hagemann.
February 15th: Composition Masterclass at the University of Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom.
February 8th: Composition Masterclass at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Los Angeles, USA.
February 4th 2021: The new score of Aria a 3 (for alto flute, vibraphone and piano) inspired by the Aria of the Goldberg Variations has just been published by Composers Edition.
January 2021: New commission by the 2021 Zwischen Zeiten Symposium for a new trio for flute, vibraphone and piano based on the Aria of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The new piece will be performed by the Rumanian Trio Contraste. The premiere is scheduled to take place at the University of Music of Dresden Carl Maria von Weber in April 2021 and will be followed by a CD release featuring the Trio Contraste and a publication in a book on the Goldberg Variations project.
December 2020: I am honoured to see Claudie Reduron’s new picture “En écoutant Beyond the Bridge” (2020), on gouache and ink, inspired by my piece Beyond the Bridge, for cello and electronics (1993).
November: the newly edited score of Transitions, (2000) for violin, clarinet, cello and piano is published by Composers Edition.
July: new score of Still (for bass flute, 6- and 12-string guitar and viola) published by Composers Edition.
June: New score of Utopia (music theatre for six instruments) published by Composers Edition
June 26th 2020: Three Imaginary Dialogues, Musica Nova Festival, Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, Reutlingen. Piano Duo Hayashikazi-Hagemann. CANCELLED!
Mai 15th 2020: Utopia (world premiere of revised version) and I, Medusa. Viktoriia Vitrenko, John Palmer & Ensemble. Musica Nova Festival, Theater Die Tonne, Reutlingen. CANCELLED!
Review of Conditional Action by Gavin Stewart on Pan – The Journal of the British Flute Society.
February 23rd 2020
First String Quartet (world premiere), Società Umanitaria di Milano, Salone degli Affreschi, Milan, Italy, 5pm. Alindequartett. CANCELLED!
Three Imaginary Dialogues, Stiftskirche Tübingen, 5pm. Piano Duo Hayashikazi-Hagemann.
Anagrams (world premiere), Musica Nova Festival, Reutlingen, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, 8pm. Vanessa Benelli Mosell (piano).
Sounding the Day, Veronika Blech, Tübingen, Germany.
Sounding the Day, Jessica Schlagmüller, Stuttgart, Germany.
Sounding the Day, Anna Springer, Kirchdorf, Germany.
Sounding the Day, Chiara Stadler, Sigmaringen, Germany.
Sounding the Day, Claire Serra, Stuttgart, Germany.
Vajra (world premiere), Zeitraumexit, Mannheim. Kristian Nyquist (harpsichord).
There, for String Orchestra and String Quartet (world premiere), Hofer Symphoniker with the Alindequartett cond. Johannes Klumpp. “Bauhaus im Konzert”. Rosenthal Theatre, 19:30, Selb, Germany.
Fado, Jost Costa Piano Duo, Transmusica, Kulturraum “die flora”, 20:00, Florastrasse 26, Gelsenkirche, Germany.
Pre-Performance Conversation with the Modern Art Ensemble in conjunction with the Berlin concert of June 13th.
Spirits, Transference, Trans-solos 1-6, Modern Art Ensemble & John Palmer, Zeiss Großplanetarium, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. With starry sky projection – mit Sternenhimmel-Projektion.
Three Girls, Salotto Musicala Favagna – Udine, Italy, Agnese Toniutti (piano).
Critica Classica, “Re di Donne” di John Palmer
Radio 3 Suite – Panorama: i concerti e gli spettacoli in giro per l’Italia
September 6th, 7th, 8th
Re di Donne, Chamber Opera (world premiere), Teatro Caio Melisso, Spoleto, Italy. Commissioned by Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto. Music by John Palmer. Libretto by Cristina Battocletti and John Palmer. Ensemble with electronics conducted by Vittorio Parisi. Stage Director: Alessio Pizzech. Costumes: Clelia De Angelis.
Debutto dello Sperimentale: Un “Re di Donne” duro, repellente ma necessario. Vivo Umbria, Valentina Tatti Tonni.
Pioggia di applausi per la prima di Re di Donne – Spoleto Online.
INTERVISTÆ Re di Donne, a cura di Marcello Manuali
About Art Online: Successo per la prima mondiale di Re Di Donne al Teatro Sperimentale di Spoleto by Claudio Listanti.
Re di Donne al Caio Melisso, Il Giornale degli Umbri, Francesco Castellini.
15th September 2019 –
Re di Donne allo Sperimentale di Spoleto. Le Salon Musical interview with John Palmer
Vajra, Radio Broadcast on SWR2 “Jetztmusik”, 11:30pm.
Vajra (American premiere), Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. Kristian Nyquist (harpsichord).
Three Imaginary Dialogues
Pädagogisches Fachseminar, Hertzstrasse 16, building 06.40, Karlsruhe, 6pm. Piano Duo Hayashikazi-Hagemann.
Radio broadcast in Switzerland. Interview on Re di Donne with Cristina Battocletti and Carla Moreni on Swiss Radio RSI Rete 2 “Voi che sapete” programme, RSI Rete 2, Radio della Svizzera Italiana.
I, Medusa (world premiere) for female voice, double bass and electronics, Kunstraum 34, Stuttgart. Viktoriia Vitrenko (voice), Nazar Stets (double bass), John Palmer (electronics).
November 1st: “Three imaginary dialogues” CD release for the 50 Years of the Musica Nova Festival in Reutlingen, Germany. The piece was recorded by the Hayashikazi-Hagemann Piano Duo. The CD is part of the “50 Jahre musica nova Reutlingen” booklet edited by Michael Hagemann and published by Wolke Verlag. ISBN 978-3-95593-121-6.