Thomas Meadowcroft makes orchestral and chamber music for the concert hall, as well as music for theater and radio.
Cradleswill be performed by Ayona Kataoka and Ian David Rosenbaum at the Lincoln Center NYC, as part of 'New Milestones' chamber music series.
A conversation with Lara Pellegrinelli and members of the ensemble 'Yarn/Wire', as part of the ensemble's online series, 'Feedback'.
The radiophonic piece, Moving Homes will be broadcast on 'Klangkunst', Deutschlandradiokultur at 0:05am CET.
What you need is the emptiness of the object,
as expressed, in sound.
As for the thing in and of itself:
well, that's just terrifying."
Walkman Antiquarian, performed by Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain-NEC, will be broadcast on RTS Radio CH.
Plain Moving Landfill, performed by Eugene Ughetti, will be broadcast on RTP Radio, PT.
Walkman Antiquarian (piano, sampler and percussion) will be performed by Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain-NEC at the 'Festival les Amplitudes', La Chaux-de-Fonds CH.
The radiophonic piece, Moving Homes will be broadcast 'WDR 3 Open Sounds' at 11pm CET.
from which, as a pretext to returning to this order,
the state can cut basic services,
so, ah, grabbed the kids, but left the dogs, hey."
More Beautiful Discourse, for string trio and organ, will be premiered by 'ensemble recherche' at FORUM Merzhausen, Freiburg DE.
'Percussion Works', on MODE, will be featured on '3 Jetzt', on WDR Radio DE.
As part of the Tempo Reale Festival 2020, Simone Beneventi will perform Plain Moving Landfilll at Parco di Villa Strozzi, Florence IT.
A recording of March Static (for flutes and percussion, with drumlines by Eugene Ughetti and flutes by Claire Chase), alongside works by Anthony Pateras, James Rushford, Liza Lim, Robin Fox, and Alexander Garsden, will be released on Room40 records.
Works for percussion, recorded by 'Speak Percussion', will be released on MODE records.
Cradles will be performed at the Lincoln Center NYC, as part of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 'New Milestones: Electronic Chamber Music in a New Form'.
The Great Knot 18:29
for percussion trio
for percussion duo with live or prerecorded Wurlitzer electric piano
Plain Moving Landfill 12:59
for percussion solo
Home Organs 13:52
for six percussionists
with: Speak Percussion (Eugene Ughetti, Leah Scholes, Matthias Schack-Arnott, John Arcaro, Laura Holian, Matthew Horsley, Peter Neville)
with: South West German Radio Orchestra (cond. Ilan Volkov)
commissioned by South West German Radio, with support from the Australia Council of the Arts 2017
"...cheap entertainment music. And then when somebody shows up like a village idiot, whose The News in Music is a US-American modelled news music strung together in a Hollywood-like manner, then it hails in a concert of 'boos'. (Badische Zeitung)
"His collage of film music soundtracks and news jingles is really super dull." (Bavarian Radio Classic)
"If (the composer) had sold each individual scrap to television companies, he would be a millionaire." (Musiktexte)
"A strange brew, that hardly gives satirical sharpness to worldly turmoil, so that the ending itself only looks just as bad in contrast." (Neue Musik Zeitung)
"A scrawled, film music lament about the phenomenon of fake news... more critical radio play than composition." (Neue Zuercher Zeitung)
"The piece still fits into the trend of new accessibility." (Osnabruecker Zeitung)
"Would it not have been better to make a radio piece out of it? After five minutes everybody gets it. What comes in the next fifteen minutes afterwards is diffident annoyance." (Schweizer Musikzeitung)
"It's a scandal that not more people were outraged." (Stuttgarter Zeitung)
for piano, sampler and percussion
with: Yarn/Wire (Laura Barger, Ning Yu, Ian Antonio, Russell Greenberg)
commissioned by Yarn/Wire 2013