From 5-27 May, Gabriel will take part at the Bodensee Festival as Artist-in-Residence. Situated by the picturesque Lake Constance, the festival will celebrate Russian music and numerous anniversaries of composers who made their mark on classical music. Joining Gabriel for the three weeks will be a cast of internationally-renowned performers, including Dmitri Masleev (fellow Artist-in-Residence), the Atrium Quartet, and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra (who performed Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra No.1 last year in Russia). Gabriel will bring Nonclassical club nights to life with cellist Mathias Johasen, the Atrium Quartet and ensemble plus, and curate and perform in an event focused around Russian film and music.
While a winter 'encore' is let loose in the city and beyond, I've been locked away in my studio working on a big opera commission. To compose a large-scale opera has always been a challenge I wanted to take on, and I can't wait to share the final result with you all in the near future. More details will be announced later on in the year.
Last month, I enjoyed attending the premiere of 'Spring', featuring virtuosic jugglers and contemporary dancers from Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley Company, performed with my new electronic score. The company are currently on tour right now, with their next show at Arts Depot on 12 April in North London. To get a flavour of the performance, check out this short clip...
Looking ahead to this month, I'm particularly excited about the return of Nonclassical's Rise of the Machines, our big experimental classical club night exploring the influence of computers and artificial intelligence on music. Join us at Village Underground in London with a 30-piece orchestra (conducted by Jessica Cottis), a world premiere, live experimental electronics and DJ.