Joe Cutler is a fantastic, versatile composer, clearly a really open-minded kinda guy! He is currently Head of Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire and is a founding member of NOSZFERATU, a contemporary music collective with Dave Price, Finn Peters and Ivo De Greef. For his full biog, have a look at his website: http://www.joecutler.com/
I met Joe very recently after Cheltenham Music Festival commissioned him to write a piece for the Emulsion Sinfonietta, who are performing at the festival with Food (Iain Ballamy & Thomas Stronen) on July 4th – gig details here: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/2015/emulsion-sinfonietta/ We also have some lovely mutual friends in the forms of Percy Pursglove and Hans Koller!
Joe has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer a few of my questions…
Yesterday saw the start of a new experiment – Emulsion Live Streams on youtube! If you missed it take a look/listen… Trish performing with Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Tom Farmer on bass and vocalist Sarah Dacey:
On Tuesday 18th November I performed with my quintet and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. It was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and you can listen again for several weeks.
Last week I was lucky enough to be able to workshop the first draft of my BBC commission for my band and the BBC Concert Orchestra… With conductor Clark Rundell guiding me through, giving me invaluable insights! Here are a few photos:
The piece is called ‘The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut’ and is dedicated to the inhabitants of Blythe Hill Fields.