Student Commission

Each year we offer a past YCP student a commission. This give them a chance to work with the Conservatoire musicians professionally and create a new work for ensemble. This year we have Dan from Solihull 6th from college writing a new work. The work will be performed at the YCP concert in 13th March 2016. Here is link to Dan’s soundcloud and a little about Dan:

“I’m Daniel, and I’m the commissioned composer for this year’s YCP. A lot of my music is based on the colourful combination of certain pitches, rather than creating “chords”. Also, I’m really interested in the human voice and the huge range of spoken and sung techniques that anyone with vocal cords can produce. This year, I hope to incorporate the recorded voice and manipulate a short phrase to create a much longer piece with a live ensemble and a deep-red and orange accompaniment.”

Here are a few pieces that have really influenced my music:

Meredith Monk, Dolmen Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7su7d76LhWg

Steve Reich, It’s Gonna Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vugqRAX7xQE

Julia Wolfe, Stronghold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl6ZtEbst_o

Michael Gordon, Rushes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLnoGGfmJY

Béla Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdTTPOEvZiY

Claudio Monteverdi, Ah, dolente partita!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-97t3lw2sJA

Iannis Xenakis, Nuits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jESS3gP1GGE

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