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2016

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, UK: Introit & Flourish

 

2015

Trinity Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London: Cricket Dance for string quintet

Helen Burford: Mondays’ Rainbow for solo piano

 

2014

Southbank Centre and Barbican Centre, London • Ÿlarge orchestra

Birmingham Royal Ballet UK, choreography David Bintley • orchestral work

UK New Music Biennial • narrator and chamber ensemble 

Wigmore Hall, Jenna Sung • Ÿpiano 

St. Johns Smith Square, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, London • Ÿsurround sound orchestral work

Brew Dog Brewery, ScotlandŸ Sound Festival • Ÿnarrator & percussion event

Kettle’s Yard Museum, Cambridge • Ÿcello and piano

 

2013

Ohio State University New Music Festival, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, USA • orchestral work

 

2012

English National Opera, London Coliseum • Ÿmusic theatre work for the John Cage Centennial 2012

 

2011

Elisabeth Chojnacka, Paris • harpsichord concerto

 

2010

Calgary Philharmonic, Fort MacLeod Festival, Canada • viola concerto

BBC Proms Radio 3, ŸRoyal Albert Hall, ŸBBC Symphony Chorus, Ÿ London Brass & Percussion • chorus, symphonic brass & percussion work

 

2009

Portsmouth Grammar School, London Mozart Players, Portsmouth Cathedral (UK) Ÿ• requiem for soprano, chorus, orchestra, organ 18 percussionists, 4 fog horns  

Trinity College of Music, Royal Observatory Greenwich •Ÿ music theatre event, 178 performers

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Centre, London •Ÿ 5 orchestral groups, 40 dancers Ÿ 

 

2008

Dartington International Summer School, TransAtlantic Arts Consortium (USA), Duart Castle Isle of Mull, Scotland • large multimedia event, Ÿ105 performers 

 

2007

Bennett’s Insurance Co. UK, Royal Albert Hall (London), Brands Hatch Race Track Ÿ• concerto for piano soloist, 8 motorcycles, symphonic brass, percussion Ÿ 

 

2006

Toby Blackwell (Oxford) • chamber orchestra work for OSJ 

 

2005

Merce Cunningham Dance Company (NYC) • electronic tape 

 

2004

Copenhagen Cultural Ministry (Denmark), Danish/European/UK tour Ÿ• 32 channel sound installation for Maurice Agis’ giant inflatable sculpture 'Dreamspace'

 

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2016

The Francis Crick Institute, London: Music Director for the Royal Opening Ceremony of the institute’s inauguration with HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Centre Pompidou-Metz, France: Artistic Director for a John Cage Musicircus with 110 musicians, choruses, dancers, actors, performers scattered throughout the museum complex for a 2 hour performance.

 

2015

Wellcome Trust VIP Gala, London: 34 musicians scattered throughout the Wellcome Collection building.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Cornwall residency: Composer-in-Residence for a performance of Dark Sun – August, 1945 at RAF Culdrose Airforce Base with the composer conducting the 220 massed forces of the BSO, Royal Navy Band, and chorus.

 

2014

Brew Dog Brewery, Scotland: Brew Dog Howls. A late night event in an Aberdeenshire brewery for narrator, audience, beer bottle ensemble, bass clarinet, brass and woodwind choirs, bag pipes, and percussion.

 

2012

English National Opera, London: John Cage centennial: Musicircus. 147 performers placed throughout the foyer spaces of ENO.

Old Royal Naval College, LondonOut of the Cage! 387 performers of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

 

2010

Dartington International Summer School: Gavin’s Farewell. For 90 performers, 6 automobiles, symphonic brass & percussion.

 

2009

Royal Observatory, Greenwich: Harmony of the Spheres. A 3 hour event for seven satellites of dancers, actors, musicians scattered throughout the observatory buildings and grounds. 107 performers from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance.

 

2008

Isle of Mull, Duart Castle, Scotland & Dartington International Summer School, Devon: Apparitions. Late night 120 min. music theatre work performed in castles with 85 masked performers, video-installations (Kathy Hinde), masks-costumes-installations (Alex Julyan) and lighting design (James Loudon).

 

2007

Albert Memorial, Hyde Park, London & Brands Hatch Race Track, Kent for the World Superbike ChampionshipsBennetts Bike Concerto. A music theatre event for 8 motorcycles, symphonic brass ensemble, two drummers and solo piano (World Superbike Champion, James Toesland, piano soloist).

 

2006

London: Colourscape Festival: Sonic Swamp. A one hour multimedia event for 18 musicians, dancers and actors performing inside a giant (half the size of a football field) inflatable sculpture by Peter Jonas on Clapham Common.

National Portrait Gallery, London: Facing the Carnyx. A half hour music theatre event for Carnyx - a 2000 year old Celtic war horn and 70 masked wind, brass and percussion scattered throughout the galleries commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of the NPG.

Trondheim, Norway: Directed a John Cage Musicircus with 100 performers, musicians and dancers in a 3 hour event. 10th Anniversary UK Tour of Maurice Agis’s Dreamspace (1996-2006)

 

2005

Dartington International Summer School, Devon: In memoriam August, 1945. A full evening event commemorating the end of World War II with a programme of large orchestral and choral works by Stephen Montague scored for 350 performers;

Bright Interiors IV. a 16 channel sound environment for Maurice Agis’s Dreamspace, a giant inflatable sculpture installed at Tower Bridge, London.

 

2004

Barbican Centre, London: Artistic Advisor for the BBC Symphony’s John Cage UnCaged Composer Weekend. Artistic Director of Musicircus, a “happening” with 347 performers, 51 instrumental and vocal groups including the BBC Symphony Chorus, bass guitarist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Stefan Buzacski (TV mushroom expert), amplified cacti, Yoko Ono, Gavin Bryars, Piano Circus, dancers, a cell phone symphony ensemble, an Irish fiddle band, a tuba in the toilet, video projections (Kathy Hinde), exploded piano sculpture and other sculptures (Alex Julyan), etc.

 

2003

Abbey Mode: A Sound & Light Event [Commission: Bath International Music Festival], Bath Abbey, Bath: The finale of the Bath Festival in Bath Abbey scored for orchestra, masked chorus, symphonic wind band, bell ringers, drummers, organ, video projections (Kathy Hinde), special lighting (James Loudon), a 1000 balloons and 4 channel surround sound. Finalist in British Academy Music Awards, 2004.

Hampstead & Highgate Festival, London: Opening Event [Commission: Hampstead & Highgate Festival, London] Location: Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath. Various ensembles and soloists performing a wide range of classical, contemporary and folk music throughout the afternoon.

Outside: two performances of Horn Concerto for an orchestra of Classic automobiles & klaxon horn soloists. Actors Timothy West and Simon Callow, klaxon soloists.

 

2002

Dreamspace [Commission: Copenhagen Cultural Ministry], Copenhagen: A large, inflatable sculpture by Maurice Agis (100 metres x 100 metres) with 32 channel sound environment by Stephen Montague (Bright Interiors III). The latest, largest creation of versions dating back to 1987. Toured world-wide annually.

 

2000

Green Bridge Horn Concerto [Commission: Tower Hamlets Council, London], London:  With artist Alex Julyan, a version of Horn Concerto adding 40 bicycles (in specially designed costumes), 35 pedestrians (in costumes and with flags), and a line up of “orchestral cars” which included Blue Bird (world land speed record holder race car), vintage motorcycles, a garbage truck and a double decker city bus performing for the opening of the new “Green Bridge” (Piers Gough) in London’s East End.

Ickelton, Cambridgeshire: Bells of Remembrance [Commission: Year of the Artist Millennium Commission, Cambridge Festival] for Remembrance Day 2000 in Ickelton Parish Church, near Cambridge, for chamber orchestra, solo trumpet, chorus, children’s choir, bell ringers, organ, 8 channel sound installation, smoke machine, readings, sculpture & slides (Alexandra Julyan).

 

1999

Northumberland: A Pastorale Symphony [a Year of the Artist Millennium proposal] with Alexandra Julyan, for two large herds of colour-dyed sheep wearing specially commissioned tuned sheep bells and two sheep dogs and a shepherd herding the “symphonic sheep ensembles” down a “stereo” pair of hills for a tutti finale.

Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, London: Organised and directed Mauricio Kagel’s Eine Brieze for 111 bicycles, bells & whistles.

 

1998

Horn Concerto [Commission: ISCM Festival- Manchester].

For klaxon horn soloist (critic Stephen Johnson) and an orchestra of automobiles. Premiered at the steps of Manchester Town Hall with a rank of black taxi cabs live on BBC breakfast television.

Aldeburgh, Suffolk: Beach, Band & Bolder  [Commission: Aldeburgh Festival 50th Anniversary]. For a 1000 performers on Aldeburgh beach conducted from the bow of the Lifeboat tug by the composer: 8 large instrumental groups, four channel sound system, a “rock” band ensemble (playing rocks), two church choirs, church bells (two churches), a row of shop burglar alarms, an ice cream van (14 tunes), a sextet of Vintage cars (horns, lights & engine roars); a chorus of cats (5), a chorus of dogs (10); 5 sailboats (warning horns and flares), 4 motor launches, a fog horn, fireworks and a Life Boat maroon.

 

 

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2014

A complete CD of Montague’s piano works. Recorded Vienna, 2010 by Nicolai Swetly. To be released 2015

 

2013

Carion - SchauSpiel

Includes Montague- Thule ultimo for woodwind quintet

ARS label no. 38 143 (Ratingen, Germany)

 

2012

A Doll’s House

New works for percussion. Includes Montague – Rim Fire. Ensemble Bash

Signum Classics SIGCD294 (UK)

 

2011

20 Odd Years

Music for flute & electronics. Includes Montague - Vlug for flute, tape & live electronics. Recorded 2007-10 by Jos Zwaanenburg, flute, Amsterdam.

FMR CD316-0711 (UK)

 

McDuo: Works for Flute & Percussion

Various works inc. Montague - 2 Dirges, 3 Dances. Kim McCormick, flute. Robert McCormick, percussion.

Revello Records (USA) RR7814

 

2010

Music for Merce

A 10 CD set of music written for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, from 1952 to 2009. Includes: Montague - Event (2005)

New World Records (NY) 80712-2

 

UnCaged Toy Piano

Montague - Mirabella – a Tarantella for Toy Piano. Phyllis Chen, toy pianist.

Concert Artists Guild W-204877 (NYC)

 

2009

Topology: Big Decisions

Topology Ensemble playing various Australian works and Montague: Paramell VI

Serrated Records 281008 (Australia)

 

Out of the Blues

Montague – Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen (from Southern Lament). Elena Riu, pianist.

S4 Music (UK) S4CD28002

 

2008

NMC Songbook

Various British works including Montague - The Poison TreeStefan Loges, baritone, Ian Burnside, piano, Owen Gunnell, percussion.

NMC D150 (UK)

 

2007

Ghost Stories 

The Smith Quartet playing works by Souster, Alcorn, Bryars, MacMillan and Montague’s String Quartet No. 1: in memoriam… 

Signum Classics CD088

 

Toccare Incandescent

Joseph Nolan, organ playing a mixed programme

Herald HAVPC329

 

2006

Southern Lament

Montague piano works. Philip Mead/Stephen Montague, pianists. Elysian Quartet. Monica Acosta, voice. Nancy Ruffer, flute. London Sousa Band

NMC (UK) D118 Winner: Best New Piano Recording of 2006- The International Piano Awards

 

2005

The Joy of Toy 

Montague: Almost a Lullaby. Isabel Ettenauer, toy pianos

Edition Eirelav 001 (Austria)

 

In Sunlight

Montague: Folk Dances. Madeleine Mitchell, violin, Andrew Ball, piano

NMC (UK) D098

 

Spectrum 4

Montague: Midnight Sun. Thalia Myers, pianist

Usk Recordings (UK) 1227/CDD

 

2000

Energy

Montague: Phrygian Tucket, Elisabeth Chojnacka, harpsichord

Opus 111 (France) CD no. OPS 1016

 

Guy Klucesvek: Free Range Accordion

Montague: Aeolian Furies, Guy Klucesvek, accordion

Starkland (USA) CD no. ST-209                    

 

21 Marches for the 21st Century 

Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps (The  Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces) conducted by Kjell Seim performing 21 newly commissioned marches including Stephen Montague - March Militaire

SIMAX classics, PSC1163.(Norway)

           

1999

Spectrum 1 & 2

Montague: Mira and Tsunami, Thalia Myers, piano

NMC (UK) CD no. NMC D057

 

The Drums of Summer: Live from Austria

Montague: At the White Edge of Phrygia (SMU Chamber Orch.)

Gallante (USA) GG1017

 

1998

Highlights of the Stork Club Live

Montague: Mirabella: a Tarantella for Toy Piano. Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano

WFUM live broadcast promotion CD (NYC)

 

Sonic Circuits

Montague: Tigida Pipa

Innova (USA) /115

 

1997

Snakebite

Montague:  Snakebite, At the White Edge of Phrygia, Varshavian Autumn, Behold a Pale Horse (with brass); The Orchestra and Chorus of St. Johns, Smith Square, London, John Lubbock, conductor

ASV No. CD DCA 991 (UK)

 

The Art of the Toy Piano

Montague: Mirabella: a Tarantella for Toy Piano.  Margaret Leng Tan

Point Records/Philips Classics No. 465 345-2 (USA)

 

CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 25

Montague: Silence: John, Yvar & Tim The Smith Quartet, Philip Mead, pn

Centaur Records, Inc. (USA) CRC 2347

 

The Relâche Ensemble: Pick it Up

Montague: Paramell VI  The Relâche Ensemble (Philadelphia)

Monroe Street Music, Inc(New York) MSM 60102

 

1995

Cultures Électroniques: Bourges 1994 Magistéres et Prix

Montague: String Quartet No. 1 in memoriam Barry Anderson & Tomasz Sikorski The Smith Quartetthe composer- electronics

C.I.M.E.  No. LDC 278058/59

 

1994

Stephen Montague: Orchestral and Chamber Works

Montague: From the White Edge of Phrygia, String Quartet No. 1, Haiku, Tigida Pipa; The Florida Orchestra, The Smith Quartet, Philip Mead, piano, Singcircle (Gregory Rose, Dir.)

Continuum  No. CCD 1061 (NZ)

 

1984

Slow Dance on a Burial Ground

Montague: Slow Dance on a Burial Ground, Paramell I, Paramell Va James Fulkerson, trombone, Stephen Montague, piano/electronics

 

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