Club Inégales Spring Academy

I've been invited to take part in this year's Academy Inégales Spring Weekender - a weekend of improvisation leading to a concert at Club Inégales, London, on Sunday 26 March. The workshops will be led by Club Inégales residents Peter Wiegold & Martin Butler, and by special guests Dhruba Ghosh & Kiya Tabassian - several performers representing music from varied traditions, and I'm looking forward to performing/creating with them all!

Review of 'Colour Etude I' at Chapter

A review of the Sleeper Society's concert at Chapter Arts Centre by Cardiff-based online magazine, The Sprout, contained the following words about Colour Etude I:

"Omar Peracha’s Colour Étude 1, ended the second half of the night, in an evocative and wonderfully harmonised composition. Though not present, the sense of how his music work[s] was clear and precise."

Read the full review here.

'Colour Etude I' to feature in NYCEMF 2017

Colour Etude I will be included in this year's New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. The festival runs between June and July and takes place between National Sawdust (Brooklyn) and the Abrons Arts Centre (Manhattan), as well as a few other venues across NYC. 

Colour Etude I will feature in the final concert of the festival, which takes place at National Sawdust on 16th July, 7pm.

Click here to learn more about the piece, or stream in in full below. 

Upcoming collaboration with Xenia Pestova

I have been selected as one of eight composers to take part in a project with acclaimed pianist and keyboardist, Xenia Pestova, who currently serves as Director of Performance at the University of Nottingham's department of Music. The project is based around the toy piano and includes the commissioning of a short piece from each participant composer, to be premiered at a concert in London on Saturday 18 March.

'Colour Etude I' to be premiered in Cardiff

Colour Etude I has been selected by the Sleeper Society to receive its premiere at their concert in Cardiff next month. The concert will take place at the Chapter Arts Centre on Monday 23rd January and tickets are available via this link.

Sleeper Society wrote the following to me about Colour Etude I:

"We thoroughly enjoyed listening to your piece, and were blown away by the ways in which your computer-generated piece contained such successful musical development and pace, more so than any other similarly derived pieces. It develops with sheer beauty, elegance and personality."

Click here to learn more about the piece, or stream it in full below:

'VOX I' Premiered at the Roundhouse

My latest improv-based work, Vox I: Echo Chamber, received its premiere at an intimate concert at the Roundhouse in London last night. The piece, scored for unfixed large ensemble, was performed a Capella by the wonderful voices of the Roundhouse Choir. Click here to learn more about the piece, or stream it in full below.