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20 April 2010

Well, quite a reasonable amount has changed since my last post! I am no longer living in Glasgow, I have moved to Surrey - south of London - where I will hopefully be continuing my education this year.
I have continued to compose works for the Rednote Ensemble, and have just finished two pieces for 3 violins, which I have submit for their concert on the 24th of May in Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.
I have also recently completed a short piece for string orchestra, which will be…
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Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on April 20, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

05 March 2010

It has been 3 months since my last post, so thought I'd finally get round to updating it...
Since the last post I have finished the string quartet I was working on, which I am very happy with. The entire piece is about 15 minutes long, and I'm looking forward to hear it performed.
I have also had a performance by the Rednote Ensemble of a piece I wrote for Violin, Bassoon and Trombone, which took place in Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre, and I am now working on two more projects for…
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Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on March 5, 2010 at 6:17am — No Comments

Grains of Sand on an Imaginery Beach

Grains of Sand on an Imaginary Beach



I have been recently contemplating an interesting theory that has been presented to me, resulting in a chain of after-thoughts leading to this thesis. I will firstly explain this theory, then continue through the series of after-thoughts which lead to my final observation.



During a recent debate, it was suggested that as space is thought to be infinite, there may theoretically be an infinite number of planets. With an infinite number of… Continue

Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on December 3, 2009 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

03 December 2009

Well, it has been a few months since my last update, so there have been a lot of changes during this time!

The projects on the previous post have been postponed, due to shorter deadlines on other items. Inplace of these, I have been working on a series of works for small ensemble, and a string quartet; both of which are being written for concert.



The ensemble piece is being performed by the Rednote Ensemble in Edinburgh, and consists of Square 'Cello, Toy Piano, Sleigh Bells,… Continue

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30 September 2009

I officially started back at RSAMD yesterday, and had a composers' meeting at 2pm to discuss projects for this year. It looks like this is going to be a very busy (but exciting) year; I've been assigned 4 new projects on top of the 2 I already had.

I recently completed my sequenza for solo oboe, but still have the piano quintet and piece for solo viola to finish.

I have finished designing the structure of the piano quintet, and have completed 3 of the 5 sections, which I am very happy… Continue

Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on September 30, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

16 September 2009

Haven't updated this blog for a while, by the looks of things. So many projects have been completed/cancelled in that time! At the moment, working on a piece for piano and string quartet, solo viola and solo oboe. These 3 projects are due to be completed by September 28th!

The piano quintet is possibly the largest project I've worked on; consisting of 5 movements, it will be approximately 30 minutes long. This is the primary project that I have been working on over the summer… Continue

Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on September 16, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

29 March 2009

3 weeks off uni and I've taken on-board too many projects again!!
3-section Piece for Small Orchestra
Piece for 9 "Unusual" Instruments
3 Adagios for 2 Violins
1 Wind Quintet

Doesn't look like I'm going to have much time to enjoy the Easter Holidays!!

Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on March 29, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

22 Mar 2009

Currently working on 3 duets for violin, adding the finishing touches to a recently completed Wind Quintet and working on a series of 1-minute String Quartets.

Deadline for all of the above is this week! It's going to be a busy week!

Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on March 22, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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