Mieko Kanno (electric violin) & Sam Hayden (computer)
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Sam Hayden studied composition with Martin Butler, Michael Finnissy and Jonathan Harvey at the University of Sussex, and Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag.
He has been the recipient of many awards, including first prize in the 1995 Benjamin Britten International Competition, Fulbright Chester Schirmer Fellowship (2001), enabling him to work with Brian Ferneyhough at Stanford University and won first prize in the 2003 Christoph Delz Foundation Composers' Competition. Hayden’s complex and arresting trio for flute, violin and percussion, system/ error, is coupled with two large-scale works performed by Ensemble Mosaik and his newest work misguided written for ELISION. The delicate schismatics for solo violin and live electronics is available as a free bonus track download.
5th July 2012
“Many of his works seem at first encounter uncompromising and rebarbative...But though the two pieces that open this collection from the last decade seem to be the opposite sides of that same, rather forbidding coin...what makes them anything but forbidding is the energy and exuberance that powers so much of Hayden's invention.”
“Full of striking ideas, often complex, though some are beguilingly simple. A couple of gestures lose their lustre through over-use, but this is an intriguing sound-world.”
The Arts Desk
25th August 2012
“Sam Hayden has a brilliant ear – the overlapping violin, flute and percussion lines deliciously collide and converse. You’re left reeling at the fact that these rich sounds can be produced by so few players and can actually be notated...All stimulating, and Virgil Ferragut’s sleeve art is equally imposing.”
Awards Issue 2012
“Fiercely committed performances, as might have been expected from the calibre of the artists and ensembles involved, and a disc which deserves attention from all inquiring listeners for some seriously impressive music-making.”