I’ll next be performing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on ‘Miss Moneypenny’s Night at the Prom’. I’m incredibly excited about it – I get the chance help arrange some of the score, to play lots of synthy sounds, relive my youth and play at the Birmingham Symphony Hall (one of my favourite venues when growing up) all at once!
Just a quick note today to say that I’m delighted to have been nominated for the Stage’s Debut Awards Best Composer category for my work on RSC’s ‘Snow in Midsummer’ earlier this year. There’s some exciting artists in the nominated list, and so thrilled that I’ll be amongst them; take a look below!
Keep your fingers crossed for me and do vote for The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award, lots of great names to choose from including John Boyega, Antony Boyle and Amber Riley: https://www.thestage.co.uk/vote-best-west-end-debut/
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Some very exciting news here for 2017 so far! I am currently working on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of ‘Snow in Midsummer’ on new music, and performances are from 23 Feb – 25 Mar at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Details: RSC – Snow in Midsummer
I have also been selected to write a piece on Shakespeare for the ‘Shakespeare 400’ project with the Circulo Trio based in the US. It’ll be a quartet piece for Clarinet, Violin, Piano and Actor’s Voice, and we’ll be working with Dr.Sandra Logan who is an Associate Professor of English Literature and Culture at Michigan State University who will be helping us on the libretto. We’re hoping to premiere this in spring/summer 2017. For more info about the trio please go to: Circulo Trio
It’s all so exciting, and I hope you’ll be able to come of see some of these performances! More update soon!
It’s been a busy period moving house along with working on some new exciting projects! Pictures of my new studio are on my twitter feed: @ruthchanmusic.
I’m pleased to announce that I am currently working on a documentary series about British Airways which will be on BBC 2 this April. I get to write some quirky tunes and explore iconic British music so it has been very exciting so far!
I’ve also recently did some orchestration for the upcoming feature film ‘A Long Way Down’ starring Pierre Brosman and Toni Collette. The score by Dario Marianelli is fab and the film is great too! Here is the latest trailer:
Just a short post about what’s going on in my life!
Things seems rather quiet here, but idea has been bubbling away…I have finished writing the music for the next play Immanuel College ‘Trojan Women’ which will be performed later next week. There has been some great young musicians who has taken on the whole new challenge and experience of playing ‘incidental music’ rather well…!
Other news; I’ve started working on the music for a new BBC World series, out in 2013. And just finishing off some exciting albums for EMI Music Productions.
I am still slowly re building my website, so please be patient!
In the meantime I have recently written a new piece using Chinese and Western Instruments for the Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra (CUCOS). It’s called ‘As in a Dream’ based on an ancient Chinese poem in the same name. It’ll be performed (along with other works) on Friday 17th February, 7.30pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. You can buy tickets at http://www.cucos.co.uk/booking2012.php for £10/5. I’ve been so excited to be involved as I get to write some live music using instruments such as the Dizi, Yangqin & Pipa as well as some strings & woodwind! The piece is very descriptive and programme based and sounding fab, so do join us in Cambridge!